UNIT DATE ASSIGNMENT
Introduction W - 9/4    
Day 2

 
Independence
(1776)
T - 9/10
Day 4
 
  • Begin viewing 1776.
  W - 9/11
Day 5
  M - 9/16
Day 2
 
  • Finish viewing 1776.
Antebellum Period
(Gangs of New York)
W - 9/18
Day 4
 
  Th - 9/19
Day 5
 
  • Continue viewing Gangs of New York.
  T - 9/24
Day 2
 
  • Continue viewing Gangs of New York.
The Civil War  Reconstruction
(The Conspirator)
Th - 9/26
Day 4
 
  • Begin viewing The Conspirator.
  • Hand in your essay on your favorite signer of the Declaration of Independence. [100 pts]
  F - 9/27
Day 5
 
  • Continue viewing The Conspirator.
   
  • Finish viewing The Conspirator
   
  • View a few clips from Birth of a Nation.
   
  • In class essay test on the films Gangs of NY and The Conspirator.  You may use your notes and readings. [50 points]
The Western
(Tombstone)
 
   
  • Continue viewing Tombstone.
   
  • Finish viewing Tombstone.
The Roaring Twenties
(Inherit the Wind)
   
     
     
     
The Great Depression
(Modern Times)
 
   
  • Finish viewing Modern Times.
Hollywood Goes to War  
  • See clips from WW II propaganda films, cartoons, film trailers, and a clip from the 1944 Hollywood Canteen broadcast to Armed Forces Radio.
Wartime Propaganda
(Casablanca)
 
   
  • Finish viewing Casablanca.
  • Film clips from WW II movies and Carrotblanca cartoon parody of Casablanca.
   
  • Western essay due! [100 pts]
   
  • Notebook check due!  [40 pts.]
Post-World War II & the Beginnings of the Cold War
(The Best Years of Our Lives)
 
  • Begin watching .
   
  • In class essay test on the films Modern Times, Casablanca, and The Best Years of Our Lives
    [
    100 pts.] You will select two out of three essay questions and may use your notes and readings.
     
Film Noir
(Laura)
   
   
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The Cold War & the Nuclear Age
(Thirteen Days)
 
   
  • Continue viewing Thirteen Days.
   
  • Continue viewing Thirteen Days.
   
  • Continue viewing Thirteen Days.
   
  • Finish viewing Thirteen Days.
(Dr. Strangelove)  
   
  • Finish viewing Dr. Strangelove.
   
  • work in class on all document packets for the H-O-H on Friday.
  • Final notebook check [40 points] --> Grading Rubric.
   
  • H-O-H ["Hands-On-History" -- 60 points] discussion of Thirteen Days.
(Frost/Nixon)  
  • Continue viewing Frost/Nixon.
 
   
  • Continue viewing Frost/Nixon.
   
  • Finish viewing Frost/Nixon.
  • Paper on your presidential film is due!! [100 points].