This summer, after seeing the exceedingly well-made Anthropoid, about the assassination of Hitler's third-in-command, some of us started talking about creating a History Teacher's Movie Club. We will rotate it around the greater Los Angeles area, pick a theater and a time, view the movie together, then collaborate on how the film could be used in Social Studies instruction. Our first viewing party will be the Oliver Stone directed Snowden on Sept. 14 in Alhambra. Fathom Events will broadcast a conversation between Oliver Stone and Edward Snowden via satellite, then teachers can view and discuss.
Other movies we are considering are:
Denial (Sept. 30)
The Birth of a Nation (Oct. 7)
Nat Turner’s Rebellion
Hacksaw Ridge (Nov. 4)
Allied (Nov. 23)
Brad Pitt & Marion Cotillard
Land of Mine (Dec. 19)
German POWs digging up landmines in Denmark
Hidden Figures (Jan. 13)
True story of African American female engineering team at NASA.
Papa: Hemingway in Cuba (April 29)
Dunkirk (Jul. 21 2017)
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