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U.S. History through Movies, An Online Homeschool Course from Online G3

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Many of the world’s moviemakers have been drawn to recreate pivotal events from our past through the lens of historical fiction, resulting in highly entertaining, and often award-winning, viewing.  These movies have, in some cases, had an impact far beyond entertainment, shaping perceptions of events long after the fact (and the movies’ releases).  During each week of this high school course, students will view a selected movie at home and then critically examine the truths and fictionalizations (intentional or not) in each film during moderated class-based discussions and in written discussion forums.

Through this class, students will gain a deeper appreciation for both the art of movie entertainment and the history being mined by the moviemakers.  Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Recordings are available for students who must miss a session.  Discussion topics will be posted in the forums to help guide the viewing of each film in its appropriate historical context.

Note:  PLEASE be aware that there can be multiple versions of some of our films, each from different years and with different actors.  To help you in finding the correct version, we have included the lead billed actor and the year in which the movie was filmed below.

ERAS EXAMINED (AND ASSOCIATED FILMS):

PERSPECTIVES ON THE CIVIL WAR AND AFTERMATH

  • Glory (1989)
  • Lincoln (2012)
  • Gone with the Wind (1939)

PERSPECTIVES ON PRE-WAR AMERICA AND WORLD WAR 2

  • Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
  • The Longest Day (1962)
  • The Great Escape (1963)
  • Patton (1970)

PERSPECTIVES ON THE COLD WAR AND CIVIL RIGHTS

  • Thirteen Days (2000)
  • Malcolm X (1992)
  • Selma (2014)
  • Hidden Figures (2016)
  • Apollo 13 (1995)
  • BlackKKKlansman (2014)
  • All the President’s Men (1976)
  • Argo (2012)

Most of the selected movies are rated at least PG (a.k.a. ‘Parental Guidance’ suggested), although some are rated R.  We strongly advise parents to be aware of the content that their children will be viewing before signing up for this course and we encourage families to view and discuss films together.

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Date

September 16, 2021 -
December 16, 2021

Time

01:00 PM - 01:50 PM EDT

Host

See Description

Cost per Student

$249

Religion

Secular

Type of Event

Online-only

Event Topic

History

Days

Multi-session class / camp

Age Range

12, 13, 14, 15, 16+

Pre-Registration

Required

How to Pre-Register
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Parental Oversight

Choose to stay or drop-off

Other

Age Range
12, 13, 14, 15, 16+
Event Topic
History
Religion
Secular
Pre-Registration
Required
How to Pre-Register (if applicable)
https://www.onlineg3.com/product/modern-u-s-history-through-movies/
Parental Oversight
Choose to stay or drop-off
Type of Event
Online-only