>9th Grade U.S. History lesson
>learning about the Revolutionary War
>teacher suggests watching a movie
>it's the fucking Patriot
You think they'd accept the most realistic Revolutionary War film knowing its a musical? None of these millennial plebs appreciate musicals, even the Disney ones.
I prefer finding ways to fit the Disney movies into a historical narrative, like how Belle and her father from Beauty and the Beast fled the Terror their mother died in, and the Beast was once a local noble in the Ancien regime, etc
There was some dude way back when who wrote a long-winded story integrating pretty much the entire Disney animated canon into real-world history.
He had Elsa fight alongside Napoleon and wreck the Coalitions' shit with ice powers.
US History classes in a nutshell.
French and Indian War?
Last of the Mohicans
Glory, maybe Gods and Generals if you teacher wants to maximize smoke break time.
Spanish American War?
Kek, as if, you are only learning about the Alamo.
NOTHING, YOU WILL NEVER LEARN ABOUT THIS WAR IN AN AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL.
Saving Private Ryan
Band of Brothers if your teacher is cool.
We Were Soldiers, because Platoon is too raw.
I guess now they probably show Black Hawk Down in school, but our history classes never got that recent, it pretty much ended at late 80s.
>tfw the only movie we watched in US history was about the AIDS epidemic
>Gods and Generals if you teacher wants to maximize smoke break time.
Holy shit any teacher who makes their students sit through that should be charged with something.
Anyone else remember watching a drama about the syphilis experiment where doctors examined the mind decaying effects of syphilis on black patients even after the cure was discovered?
The one scene I recall was one of the black patients late in the movie drink this concoction of bleach paint thinner and other toxins thinking it was a cure cause his mind was that afflicted by then.
>Glory, maybe Gods and Generals if you teacher wants to maximize smoke break time.
Made worse by the fact that this film exists.
I heard the patriot was surprisingly accurate in that people think the American war for independence was a "clean" war, but it was not, and this was especially true in the south. Anti-partisan shit was heavy and the fighting was very brutal and atrocities happened fairly often in the south in particular.
Yeah, but portraying it as "Dem Nazi Brits" rather than the chaotic clusterfuck of partisanship, rivalries, and grudges being settled by using the war as an excuse still rather undercuts the history of it all.
Also, it's always the militia who wins the Revolution. Because fuck the regulars and their discipline, right?