Chapter 12: Manifest Destiny
Chapter 13: North and South
Chapter 14: The Age of Reform
Chapter 15: Towards Civil War
U.S. History in Film Extra Credit
Movies can excite students about history and teach about the past in a way that draws viewers into the experience. Directors of movies may take creative license with the facts and characters, but they often are careful to represent dress, life-style, and culture in a way that texts and even storytellers (i.e. history teachers) have trouble doing. You may do this extra credit assignment once per quarter.