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Extra Credit Recorded Interview Guidelines

Attached you will find guidelines for how to plan your interview questions for a recorded interview.  Remember that the interview must be with someone who has experiences which related to the content currently or about to be covered in modern world history.  You must plan interview questions before recording the interview which lead your interviewee to share relevant experiences with your listeners.  You may consider the listed questions on pages 2-3 of the attachment, but only as they relate to your interviewee.  You are NOT requried to use any of the sample questions.  Finally, your recorded interview must be between 5-10 minutes long, and if your interview is in a language other than English OR if the interviewee is difficult to understand in the recording, you must make it a video or PowerPoint with subtitles, though you do not need to video record the interviewee.

Museum Trip Extra Credit

Read the attached document to find out how to earn up to 10 out of the 50 extra credit points available to you this semester by visiting a museum or relevant historical site and completing a written analysis with photographic confirmation of your recent visit.  Visits from the past do not qualify.  Please read the directions carefully!

Spring Film Analysis Extra Credit

(See instructions attached)


All Quiet on the Western Front

War Horse

All the King's Men




Empire of the Sun

Days of Glory

Band of Brothers

The Pacific

Saving Private Ryan

The Pianist (Holocaust)

Schindler’s List (Holocaust)

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Holocaust)

Letters from Iwo Jima

Flags of our Fathers

The Great Escape

The Dirty Dozen

The Thin Red Line

Enemy at the Gates

Defiance (Holocaust)

Seven Years in Tibet

Come See the Paradise (Japanese internment)

Paradise Road


Cold War

Dr. Strangelove

Thirteen Days

The Hunt for Red October

The Manchurian Candidate (Korean War)

The Quiet American (Vietnam)

The Good Shepherd (CIA)

We Were Soldiers (Vietnam)

Good Morning Vietnam

Born on the Fourth of July (Vietnam)

The Lives of Others (East Berlin, R rated)

Der Tunnel (German language, E. Berlin)




Attached you will find the very specific instructions for how to earn extra credit for watching a historically relevant film.  All films must be preapproved by Mrs. Mancuso or printed on the official list (updated periodically).

Below is your fall films extra credit list. Note, that any films rated R will require parental approval.


Troy (2004)

Alexander the Great (2004)

Roman Empire:

Julius Caesar (2002)

Gladiator (2000)


Artemesia (1998)

Dangerous Beauty (1998)


Amadeus (1984)

Immortal Beloved (1994)

Elizabeth I (HBO DVD)

Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

Vatel (2000)

Girl With a Pearl Earring (2003) 

Japan (Tokugawa):

The Last Samurai (2003)

Early America:

The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

French Revolution:

Marie Antoinette (2006)

The Affair of the Necklace (2001)

Jefferson in Paris (1995)

Danton (1982)

Napoleon (2003)

Goya’s Ghost (2005)

Madame Bovary (1991)

Scarlet Pimpernel (1982)

Les Miserables

Master and Commander (2003)

Jefferson in Paris (1995)

Danton (1983)


Frida (2003) (requires parental permission)

And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (2003)


Khartoum (1966)

Zulu (1964)

Lumumba (2000)

Cry Freedom (1987)

The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Mandela (1987)

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)

Blood Diamond (2006)

Hotel Rwanda (2004)

The Gods Must be Crazy Sometimes in April (2005)


Rabbit Proof Fence (2002)


City of God (2002) (requires parental permission)


A Passage to India (1984)

Gandhi (1982)


Little Buddha (1993)

The Last Emperor  (1987)

Elizabeth (1998)

Vietnam (Imperialism):

Indochine (1992)

Industrial Revolution:

Oliver Twist (2005)