Available to: Grade 12 students and grade 11 students who previously or concurrently are enrolled in a US History course

This course explores the relationship between film and history by examining how films have depicted various events, cultures, and social issues throughout American history. Students will develop critical thinking and analytical skills by viewing films in their historical context, and considering how films both reflect and shape our understanding of the past. We will dive deep into historical events, but also interpret how the medium of film both captures and challenges the preconceived notions of these events and their impact on modern day society. You will develop your analytical skills while learning simple and effective strategies in anticipation to better navigate the depth and breadth of future college courses. Through this course, students will learn to think deeply about the messages conveyed in films, and gain a greater understanding of how history has been portrayed in popular culture.