Saturday, August 29, 2009

Alterdestiny Homework

OK, you slackers, time to start working for the semester!

On Monday, I am going to talk about some of the film I am showing as part of my US Civil War in History and Memory course. Film is a key way to get at ideas of memory. One of the bits I am showing the students is the South Park episode, "The Red Badge of Gayness," about Civil War reenactments. It's from season 3 and you can watch it here.

Watch it so we can have a good discussion of the value and challenges of teaching this kind of material to students.