Episode 9, Season 1
Film historian Ron Briley returns with more documentary, feature film and miniseries suggestions for history and English instructors. From Ken Burns to Black Panther, this episode offers background and strategies for incorporating pop culture into classroom lessons.
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Resources and Readings
- Learning for Justice, Exploring Diversity and Stereotypes in Film
- Learning for Justice, Examining Multiple Perspectives in Film
- Teaching Hard History, Episode 8: Film and the History of Slavery (podcast)
- All-Stars and Movie Stars: Sports in Film and History
- The Ambivalent Legacy of Elia Kazan: The Politics of the Post-HUAC Films
- The Baseball Film in Postwar America
- Ken Burns, The Civil War
- PBS, Slavery and the Making of America
- ABC, Roots (1977 TV miniseries)
- Jonathan Demme, Beloved (1998 film)
- Steven Spielberg, Lincoln (film)
- Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave (film)
- Solomon Northup, Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New-York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853
- PBS, Solomon Northup's Odyssey (TV movie)
- Nate Parker, The Birth of a Nation (2016 film)
- Steven Oates, The Fires of Jubilee, Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion
- Gary Ross, The Free State of Jones (film)
- Ryan Coogler, Black Panther (film)