History Movie Review: Cinderella Man and the Great Depression
Love movies? Enjoy History? Join us for a three part discussion on the 2005 film "Cinderella Man" and American life in the Great Depression.
Ms. Coupe, BA, MA
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COURSE CONTENT: This class will examine the American Great Depression (1929-1939) through the lens of professional boxer James J. Braddock and the 2005 film "Cinderella Man." Students are required to have viewed the film on their own prior to class; access to the film is NOT provided by the instructor. This class meets three times, with a different topic for each class. This class is lecture and discussion based with an accompanying powerpoint. Period media representations such as film,...
This class is taught in English.
Upon completion of this class students will have: a working knowledge of the causes, effects, resolution, and American life during the Great Depression, they will understand the story of professional boxer James J. Braddock and his experience during the Great Depression, and they will examine the basic economic factors that impacted the Depression.
I have a passion for history! Hold a BA in History with a minor in Government and Political Science, and am completing an MA in International Relations. My current research interests include 19th and 20th century American labor history, and my undergraduate thesis examined the Communist Party of the United States in the Great Depression. All information and lectures are delivered in a non-partisan manner without favor given to any one political person, group, or entity. I have experience teaching High School students in both virtual and in-person settings, and have worked in professional environments in which public relations and neutrality are paramount. Likewise, I have previously taught sensitive subjects such as war, and the Holocaust to Middle and High School students. I find this period of American History to be very important and fascinating, and I look forward to teaching students more about it!
Homework is optional: students will be asked to consider themes and events discussed in each class, and are asked to contribute either one question or brief summary to the classroom discussion page. Neither questions nor summaries are graded, but will be addressed in class.
Students will need to have access to the 2005 film "Cinderella Man" and have viewed the film prior to class. Access to this film is NOT provided by the instructor. Students and parents are responsible for procuring access to and viewing the film.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
This film is PG-13, and focuses on the life of boxer James Braddock. The film depicts scenes of boxing violence, strong language, and distress as Braddock's family struggles to live during the Great Depression. The film may contain scenes depicting blood, violence, and swearing unsuitable for younger audiences. Parents are highly encouraged to view the film prior to enrollment to ensure it is appropriate for their learner. Students under 13 years old will not be permitted in this course. This class is intended for mature students, and focuses on life in the Great Depression, not the violence of boxing. While boxing is an important aspect of James Braddock's life, this class will emphasize the broader experience of Braddock and the American public during the Great Depression, not the violence of Braddock's career.
I have a compiled list of resources I used to create the curriculum for this course. This list may be made available to parents of enrolled learners, by request.
Ms. Coupe, BA, MAInstructor
53 total reviews
111 completed classes
Hello there! I have a passion for history and I offer AP courses, tutoring, and social clubs in History, Political Science, Philosophy, writing, and literature. I have taught on Outschool for over 2 years, reaching over 180 learners. My...