Teaching with Movies (M-Z)
Teaching with Movies (M-Z)
- Marie Antoinette - The story of the French queen and her husband (who were both beheaded during the Revolution).
- Men of Honor - The story of Carl Brashear, an African-American who broke the rules to become the U.S. Navy's first black master diver.
- Miss Potter - Several popular "little books," which Beatrix Potter wrote for children, began as illustrated letters for her friends. Who was Beatrix Potter - and - how did she create the world of Peter Rabbit?
- Murder at the Fair - Called one of the ten events which changed America, Murder at the Fair is about the assassination of President William McKinley (and the policies of his successor, Theodore Roosevelt, whose leadership ushered America into the modern age).
- Musketeer, (The) - The fictional story of D'Artagnan (a real French Musketeer) set against the historical background of 16th-century France.
- Night at the Museum - When Larry Daly took a position at New York City's American Museum of Natural History, he wasn't expecting the "exhibits" to "come alive" after hours. That story, of course, is fictional. But there was a time when characters featured in the film were, in fact, alive. What this story reveals may suprise you.
- Patriot, (The) - The stories of Francis Marion ("The Swamp Fox") and Banastre Tarleton which inspired the movie The Patriot.
- Pearl Harbor - The December 7, 1941 Japanese attack.
- Perfect Storm, (The) - A true story of a "monster" North Atlantic storm.
- Pianist, (The) - A miracle of survival in war-torn Warsaw.
- Pirates of the Caribbean - A look at "The Spanish Main" and Port Royal, the Jamaican base of 17th-century pirates of the Caribbean.
- Remember the Titans - A true story of school integration in the 1970s - and the politically charged atmosphere of the times.
- Rookie, (The) - True story of Jim Morris' remarkable pitching as "the oldest rookie" with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
- Seabiscuit - The horse which rallied a country.
- Shadow of the Vampire - Many critics believe that Nosferatu, a silent film by F.W. Murnau, remains the most impressive horror film of all time. Shadow of the Vampire is a fictionalized telling of how Nosferatu was made in 1922.
- Snow Falling on Cedars - President Roosevelt issues Executive Order 9066 and Japanese-Americans were ordered into Internment Camps in the United States. The Order was not terminated until 1976, and the country did not apologize to those citizens until 1990.
- Titanic - A step-by-step analysis of what went wrong.
- Tombstone - The story of Wyatt Earp and the early years of the Arizona territory.
- Troy - The story of the Trojan War.
- U-571 - The fictionalized story of Britain's capture of U-110, which led to breaking the German's U-Boat codes.
- United 93 - Heroic action on Flight 93 avoided another building disaster on September 11.
- We Were Soldiers - The true story of the first major battle of the Vietnam War.
- Windtalkers - The Navajo Code Talkers who helped the Allies win the war in the Pacific.
- Wind that Shakes the Barley - A story of the Irish Civil War and the many events which ultimately caused the country to partition.
- World Trade Center - The story of September 11 and the selfless courage of rescuers.