Contemporary Issues Course Outline

Unit #1:  Cultural Reality

This unit deals w20689/p124967238_15161.jpgith understanding your reality and the culture we live in. It also focuses on your individual life and the journeys you have taken and where you are now as a high school senior.


Unit #2:  Cold War Movie

Learn how Cold War views shaped movies and vice versa in this entertaining unit. Learn also how the Cold War shaped the leaders of this generation and the impact on our current world situations.

Dr. Strangelove is one of the first movies to criticize the policy of Mutually Assured Destruction. To understand this dark comedy, you need to know the background.


Unit #3:  Red Dawn

This is a classic "over the top" movie about a communist invasion.

Unit #4:  1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team20689/p715783106_15993.jpg

Miracle is a movie about the greatest upset in sports history. It is the beginning of the end of the Cold War and it is signaling a new era in the U.S. Very entertaining, but it also highlights the doldrums of the late 1970s and how this team was shaking the U.S. out of its "malaise."