This unit lasted approximately seven days and was taught jointly in English and U.S. Government classes. It can be taught in a single class, but it would take ten to fourteen days to complete. We had several objectives in this unit:
As the students go through their presentations of accuracy and the presence of bias in the classroom they answer not only the question their group chose, but also the questions that I raised at the beginning of the unit:
By and large the students agree that although the events portrayed in the film are based on true events, one can not think that because they've watch an historical movie they know the facts. I've instructed students previously that they are looking at a unique aspect of the film and they are explaining that aspect to their classmates, essentially they are pointing out examples of bias and inaccuracy in the movie to determine whether or not 'Argo' presents the Iranian Hostage Crisis in a way that audiences can learn from the movie.