Two True One False
The narrative of Going After Cacciato is a clever interweaving of fact and invention. Have the class play a game in which each student tells the class three facts about herself, two true and one false. The class should try to guess which is the falsehood.
Vietnam on Film
Vietnam is the first war in American history to be parsed, revised and debated on film. As a class, watch clips from films that have explored the experience and legitimacy of the war: Platoon, The Deer Hunter, Coming Home, Apocalypse Now, Born on the Fourth of July, Full Metal Jacket.
Often the most telling political arguments one hears in Congress regard small skirmishes and not major conflicts. Divide the class into groups and have each find transcripts from congressional debates on the legitimacy of conflicts in Grenada, Kosovo, Bosnia, and...
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