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History & Government  

In the History & Government section of Movies in the Classroom, you’ll find a gigantic set of resources. This section includes lesson plans such as ‘The Black Experience in the Civil War’ (Glory), ‘The History of the Black Pearl’ (Pirates of the Caribbean), and ‘Critical Thinking Exercises’ and ‘What’s the Purpose?’ (The Pianist). You’ll also find suggested films from A & E, Websites for Teacher Resources on the Holocaust, Websites for Student Resources for The Pianist, and ‘Does the Press Effect Justice?’ (Chicago), ‘Gang Warfare Then & Now’ (Gangs of New York), ‘Irish Potato Famine’ (Gangs of New York), the Schindler’s List Lesson Plan, ‘A Look Into Our Past’ (E Company), ClassBrain’s Veterans’ Memories Project, Worksheets and Resources for Scorpions, Kings, and Ancient Egypt, and Watergate, ‘The Role of the Press in Politics.’


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History & Government
The Judgment of Paris - California Wine Industry
In Paris in 1976, at a formal wine tasting organized by Spurrier, the unthinkable happened: California wines defeated France in a blind taste test.
Related Film: Bottle Shock

Sep 8, 2008, 18:46 PST

History & Government
Facing Sudan - A Look at War Torn Africa
In Northern Africa, bordering the Red Sea, between Egypt and Eritrea lies the country of Sudan. It has been through a civil war for more than 20 years, and a genocide still rages on within its borders. Millions have died.

Jan 20, 2008, 04:07 PST

History & Government
Band of Brothers - PowerPoint Lecture Notes
The PowerPoint lecture notes for teachers were created in PowerPoint by Don Shulte for the HBO Band of Brothers mini series.
Nov 8, 2006, 15:03 PST

History & Government
Lakota Language & History - Into The West
The Lakota people play a central role in the mini-series, Into the West. Learn the language and the history of this amazing Native American tribe.
Film: Into The West (mini-series)
Grade Level: Grade 5-12, College

Aug 26, 2006, 23:45 PST

History & Government
The Black Experience in the Civil War
Movie: Glory

The 54th Volunteer Infantry was a regiment of free black men from Massachusetts that fought in the Civil War. This movie is based on two historical novels and the letters of Robert Gould Shaw, colonel of the infantry. Glory is being used throughout the U.S. to teach about the Civil War in high school and college classes.
Film: Glory
Level: 8-12, college

Aug 25, 2006, 14:24 PST

History & Government
The Gangs of New York Lesson Plans
An Overview

Gangs of New York takes place in New York City during the crescendo of the 1863 Civil War Draft Riots. Choose from four Lesson Plans highlighting this time period.
Film: Gangs of New York

Aug 25, 2006, 12:40 PST

History & Government
Capote and In Cold Blood
In 1965, Truman Capote's book In Cold Blood was published recounting the brutal murders of the Clutter family. A movie of the same name was released in 1967, and this year a movie called Capote recounts Truman Capote's life during the time that he was writing this gripping novel.

Aug 25, 2006, 09:19 PST

History & Government
Websites for Teacher Resources on the Holocaust: "The Pianist"
This set of teacher websites for the Holocaust is a supplemental resource for The Pianist Lesson Plans.
Film: The Pianist

Aug 25, 2006, 08:50 PST

History & Government
Websites for Student Resources: "The Pianist"
This set of student websites is a supplemental resource for The Pianist Lesson Plans.
Film: The Pianist

Aug 25, 2006, 08:45 PST

History & Government
"The Pianist" Film Facts
This fact sheet is a supplemental resource for the The Pianist Lesson Plan #3.
Film: The Pianist

Aug 25, 2006, 08:35 PST

History & Government
What's the Purpose?
Movie: The Pianist

It has been said that older generations must continually educate younger generations on the atrocities of the genocide of the Jewish people.
Movie: The Pianist
Level: 9th Grade & up

Aug 25, 2006, 06:57 PST

History & Government
National Treasure Teacher's Guide from Disney®

© Disney® 2004
Check out this awesome teaching guide for National Treasure!

Aug 25, 2006, 06:54 PST

History & Government
The Scorpion King & Egypt - Suggested Reading
Get your students involved by reading some of these excellent books on Egypt. Whether you're studying the real Scorpion King, mummies, the pyramids, or the kings of Egypt, there are plenty of choices explore present day and ancient Egypt.

Aug 24, 2006, 20:16 PST

History & Government
The Holocaust - Suggested Reading
Use these books to explore the history of the Holocaust through one person's eyes, one family's view, and a number of collective views.
Aug 23, 2006, 20:46 PST

History & Government
Watergate - Suggested Reading
Choose one of these great books to augment your classroom studies of Watergate.

Aug 23, 2006, 20:05 PST

History & Government
ClassBrain's Veterans' Memories Project - Release Forms

These forms are required for the ClassBrain Veterans' Memories Project: Veteran's Release Form and Interviewer's Release Form. Both are included in this file.  A Supplemental resource for E Company - A Look Into Our Past

Grade Level: 9-12, college

Series:  Band of Brothers

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Aug 23, 2006, 19:47 PST

History & Government
ClassBrain's Veterans' Memories Project Kit

This kit contains the basic forms needed to start an oral history project: Biographical Data Forms, Audio/Video Recording Logs, Photograph Logs, Manuscript Data Sheets, and the Project Checklist.

A Supplemental resource for E Company - A Look Into Our Past

Grade Level: 9-12, college

Series:  Band of Brothers

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Aug 23, 2006, 19:40 PST

History & Government
Does The Press Effect Justice?
Chicago the Movie

The press effects they way we view current events, especially trials. Have students explore these issues with respect to pretrial publicity.
Film: Chicago

Aug 23, 2006, 19:09 PST

History & Government
Watergate - The Role of Press in Politics
Explore the role of the press through the history of this infamous presidential scandal.
Grade Level: 8-12, college
Movies: All the President's Men, Biography: Richard Nixon: Man & President

Aug 23, 2006, 13:54 PST

History & Government
Watergate Trivia - A ClassBrain Interactive Quiz

See how much you know about the trivia surrounding Watergate with our interactive Quiz. This is a supplemental resource for Watergate- the Role of the Press in Politics

Grade Level: 8-12, college

Movies: All the President's Men, Biography: Richard Nixon: Man & President


Aug 23, 2006, 13:45 PST

History & Government
Irish Potato Famine: 1846-1850
This is a supplemental resource for the Gangs of New York Lesson Plan.
Film: Gangs of New York

Aug 23, 2006, 10:31 PST

History & Government
"The Pianist"
This is the introduction to The Pianist Lesson Plan.
Film: The Pianist

Aug 23, 2006, 09:13 PST

History & Government
A Look Into Our Past - E-Company
The HBO series Band of Brothers is a wonderful example of what can be accomplished with the collection and examination of oral histories Join with ClassBrain and the Library of Congress to save the memories of U.S. Veterans.
Grade Level: 9-12, college
Series Band of Brothers

Aug 22, 2006, 17:11 PST

History & Government
World War II & Easy Company

Explore Easy Company on the Internet. A Supplemental resource for E Company - A Look Into Our Past

Grade Level: 9-12, college

Series:  Band of Brothers
Aug 22, 2006, 17:02 PST

History & Government
The History of the Black Pearl
Movie: Pirate of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Learn about the history of the black pearl; where it comes from, its place in history, and how it has been used in medicine.
Film: Pirates of the Caribbean
Level: 4th grade and up

Aug 22, 2006, 16:14 PST

History & Government
A Look Into Our Past - Online Sources for Military Background Information By Military Branch

These online research sources, which are classified by military branch, are good places to start gathering background information for military oral history projects.

A Supplemental resource for E Company - A Look Into Our Past

Grade Level: 9-12, college

Series:  Band of Brothers


Aug 22, 2006, 15:26 PST

History & Government
A Look Into Our Past - Online Sources for Military Background Information- Special Interest Groups

These special interest, online research sources are good places to continue gathering background information for military oral history projects. A Supplemental resource for E Company - A Look Into Our Past

Grade Level: 9-12, college

Series:  Band of Brothers
Aug 22, 2006, 15:20 PST

History & Government
Scorpions, Kings, and Ancient Egypt
Explore ancient Egypt and compare fact against fiction.
Grade Level: 8-12
Movie: The Scorpion King, Egypt Beyond the Pyramids

Aug 22, 2006, 14:10 PST

History & Government
Scorpions, Kings, and Ancient Egypt - Learning Links

Explore ancient Egypt and compare fact against fiction.

These Learning Links are moderate & advanced and are a supplemental resource for Scorpions, Kings, and Ancient Egypt.

Grade Level: 8-12

Movie: The Scorpion King, Egypt Beyond the Pyramids


Aug 22, 2006, 13:40 PST

History & Government
Worksheet - Scorpions, Kings, and Ancient Egypt - Word Search Puzzle

This Ancient Egypt Word Search is a supplemental resource for Scorpions, Kings, and Ancient Egypt.

Grade Level: 8-12

PDF - Adobe Acrobat Required.

Movie: The Scorpion King

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Aug 22, 2006, 13:29 PST

History & Government
Star Wars and the United Kingdom Census
Seven people in every thousand in England and Wales gave their religion as 'Jedi' in the 2001 Census. The Census form's question on religion - the only question where a response was not compulsory - offered a series of tick-boxes for the major religions in the UK (Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh); a tick-box for 'none'; and a free space to write in 'any other religion'. This was the first time a religion question was included in a Census.
Aug 22, 2006, 12:54 PST

History & Government
Watergate -Overview (Part 1)

Library of Congress
This article by Malcolm Farnsworth gives a concise overview of the Watergate era. Part 1 of 2 parts. This is a supplemental resource for Watergate- the Role of the Press in Politics

Grade Level: 8-12, college

Movies: All the President's Men, Biography: Richard Nixon: Man & President


Aug 22, 2006, 12:16 PST

History & Government
Schindler's List
The world will never forget the millions who suffered in the attempted genocide of the Jewish people during World War II.
Grade Level: 9-12, College
Movie: Schindler’s List

Aug 22, 2006, 12:02 PST

History & Government
Watergate -Overview - (Part 2)

This article by Malcolm Farnsworth gives a concise overview of the Watergate era. Part 2 of 2 parts - The Aftermath.  This is a supplemental resource for Watergate- the Role of the Press in Politics

Grade Level: 8-12, college

Movies: All the President's Men, Biography: Richard Nixon: Man & President


Aug 22, 2006, 11:57 PST

History & Government
Gangs of New York - Suggested Book List
This is a supplemental resource for the Gangs of New York Lesson Plan.
Film: Gangs of New York

Aug 22, 2006, 10:26 PST

History & Government
Gangs of New York - Internet Resources

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This is a supplemental resource for the Gangs of New York Lesson Plan.

Aug 22, 2006, 10:18 PST

History & Government
Critical Thinking Exercises
Movie: The Pianist

These are critical thinking lessons for a closer look at human behavior and an examination of basic moral issues. Topics include prejudice, indifference, greed, obedience, decision-making, responsibility, and peer pressure.
Movie: The Pianist
Level: 9-12 / College

Aug 22, 2006, 07:04 PST

History & Government
Gang Warfare - Then & Now - A Gangs of New York Lesson Plan
Research the history of gang warfare in America versus present day gangs in the states.
Film: Gangs of New York

Aug 22, 2006, 07:01 PST

History & Government
Where Did You Come From? Immigration in the U.S.
A Gangs of New York Lesson Plan

Courtesy of HABS
The Goal of the Where did you come from? Lesson Plan is to have each student pick a relative they would like to learn more about.
Film: Gangs of New York

Aug 22, 2006, 06:47 PST

History & Government
The Irish Potato Famine - Gangs of New York
This Lesson Plan will focus on how the world’s current events effect America’s immigration numbers.
Film: Gangs of New York

Aug 22, 2006, 06:32 PST

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