Throughout the course you have been viewing episodes from a variety of documentaries that present the history of diverse groups for information about their experiences and history, but you have also been assessing each film in your video journals for the way it presents the information and how the content relates or does not relate to the course resources and readings. Now that we have reached the end of the semester and you have watched all the assigned episodes, you will think and reflect on the entirety of the films, intended for a popular audience, and critique how they present the history of identities and institutions in the American past.
In a short reflective essay (1-2 pages) consider the strengths and weaknesses of documentaries like the Latino Americans, The African Americans, We Shall Remain, or Makers. What view of United States history is presented by adding these diverse perspectives? Is it helpful to present these perspectives in separate films, or do these perspectives need to be considered together?
There are some videos that relates to my course, please watch some of them and talk about it in the paper. Please do not use online resources.
Explanation & Answer
Running head: META-REFLECTION PAPER
Several historical groups experienced different lifestyles and experiences in America in
many years ago. The various videos presented in the course explains and shows how these
groups, i.e., Latino Americas, Africans, African Americans. The many videos and documentary
used in the semester have many strengths and weaknesses, and they also present many views
concerning the USA history. The paper discusses some of the videos and documentary that
explain and provide different views about America history.
The video The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross explains the road map of the
African-American from the slavery in America to the rise and inauguration of President Barack
Obama. The strength of the video i...
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