Each group (or pair) will explain/present historic events, places, or people from the film. All of the topics are an important part of the history/and or culture of the U.S. and some play a bigger role in the film than others.
You will prepare a visual presentation on PowerPoint, that you will use when you present your topics orally to the class.
Your classmates will have the opportunity to ask questions on your presentation, as will I when you are done, so make sure that you are prepared to answer them afterwards.
Here are some questions to think about when you prepare your presentation (not all the questions are relevant for all the topics):
When and where did it happen (in the film)? Some of the topics are shown VERY BRIEFLY in the film and may not even be mentioned in relation to the movie when you research them. In that case, just try to focus on why your topic is an important/significant part of culture/history of the U.S.)
What were the circumstances?
Who was involved? Describe their position in society.
What was the issue?
What were the consequences?
Why do you think this has this become a lasting part of American history and culture?
The topics which will be assigned are the following:
Ku Klux Klan
John F. Kennedy
The Vietnam War
The civil rights movement:Martin Luther King/Rosa Parks
The Hippie Movement
The Black Panthers
Moon landing July 20, 1969/Apollo space program/Space Shuttle
Chose one topic and work in groups of three
Good luck and have fun!