History in Film 12 - Pen-High

Prerequisite: Social Studies 11
History Through Film provides the opportunity for students to analyze the key events of
the 20 century through film and television. Analysis of critically acclaimed films and tv shows
including Citizen Kane, Apocalypse Now, Forrest Gump, Life is Beautiful, 12 Years a Slave and
more will enhance students’ understanding of how social and political change shaped 20th
century culture. Open to both grade 11 and 12 students, this course is intended to be both a
supplementary course to History 12, as well as an introduction to the events of the 20th century
for those with a passion for history of the era. It is not mandatory for students to be in History 12
to take this course.