FILMS: Papers should be 2-4 pages long

1) Why did you choose this film

2) What is the historical context of the film?

3) What historical lesson did you learn from the film

4) Review the film: what happened?

Film list: These can be found at the Nashville Public Library, or online


Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (Aidan Quinn, Adam Beach, 2007)

The Wind and the Lion (Sean Connery, Candace Bergen, Brian Keith, 1975)

East of Eden (fiction-James Dean, 1955)

Wilson (Alexander Knox, 1944)

Reds (Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, 1981)

The Sand Pebbles (Fiction- Steve McQueen, Candace Bergen, 1966)

To Kill a Mockingbird (Fiction, Gregory Peck, 1962)

Schindler’s List (Liam Nielson, Directed by Stephen Spielberg, 1993)

Tuskegee Airman (Lawrence Fishburn, 1995)

Patton (George C. Scott, 1970)

The Day the Earth Stood Still (Science Fiction, Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, 1951)

The Last Picture Show (Fiction, Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, 1971)

On the Waterfront (Fiction, Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint, 1954)

Lilies of the Field (Fiction, Sidney Poitier, 1963)

The Graduate (Fiction, Dustin Hoffman, 1967)

The Killing Fields (Sam Waterston, Hang Ngor, John Malkovich, 1984

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