Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Great Debaters

Per class discussions about Jim Crow America, here are a few links to items related to the movie The Great Debaters. If you've seen the movie--or when you do--leave your comments.

Assess the film for historical accuracy, dramatic and cinematic production, and/or relate it to class discussions. To what extent did this dramatization--based on a true story--contribute to, challenge, or refine your understanding of American history?

For the IMDB, click here. Find a review article from the Atlanta archdiocese here, and read an article about one of the actual people on which the film was based. Finally, here's an article from Wiley College (a school in Texas), the school whose debate team was victorious in a national competition.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am looking forward to watching this movie, it seems very interesting. When I see it i will comment again!

I can wait to have the SMART board in class tomorrow!!!
-Mary Papasakelariou

Anonymous said...

The previous comment was supposed to say CAN'T wait. I am looking forwared to the SMART board as well as my SMART teacher

-Mary Papasakelariou

Anonymous said...

I have actually seen the movie and it is so good! I didnt know the true history behind the movie but after reading these articles it makes the movie a lot more interesting. I definitely enjoyed the role that Denzel Washington played...he did so good!! Can't wait to discuss the movie in class tomorrow!

Shannon Dodds

Anonymous said...

this is perfect timing for this movie to come out! being that it deals with the debators living while the jim crow laws were enforced in the south. it will be interesting to see what that period of time was like in our history. im also curious to see who wins the debate at Harvard!
- J.Graves

Anonymous said...

I have not seen this movie yet but the description that I read makes it seem like it would be a very interesting movie. -Kirstyn-

Nikolas said...

Well considering we have been learning the history of the Jim Crow era struggles and such I am extremely interested in this movie besides I like debates I couldn't live without a bit of conflict in my life

Anonymous said...

My curiosity is heightened as i cant wait to see Denzel in this movie, he is such a talented actor as well as the historical accuracy of Jim Crow America that this film portrays.
Claire B.