American Experience


During the course of this semester we will be studying the true meaning of what it means to be an American.  We will study events in history from the WW II era (1940’s) to the present.  To aid us in this study we will watch and analyze historical films and documentaries based on  significant events in the last century of U.S. History.  Keep in mind these are “Hollywood” made films which do not always depict these events correctly.  It will be your job as students to understand the fact and fiction of the film and compare it to the actual event in history.  You will find what “Hollywood” does to make it enticing to the American public