History and Hollywood: Teaching Social Studies Through Film Act 48 Professional Development for Educators

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Experience how history meets Hollywood at the Fort Pitt Museum's new exhibition, Unconquered: History Meets Hollywood at Fort Pitt, which explores the historical events of the 1763 siege of Pittsburgh as well as its Hollywood depiction in the 1947 Cecil B. DeMille film.

Examine this turning point in American history by comparing and contrasting the historical events with the Hollywood depiction. Learn skills for implementing effective film-based lessons in the classroom, encouraging students to view movies as historical accounts and interpretations. Lessons aligned with the 6-12 Common Core Standards for Literacy in Social Studies will be provided.

This program offers three (3) Act 48 credit hours.