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Studying the history that movies make -- investigating how the "reel" makes the "real". The goal of the Reel American History Project by students at Lehigh University is to stimulate high school, college, and graduate students to think critically about the ways movies construct our history. To that end, this "ever in-progress" site is an expanding archive of student projects on individual films that also contains a variety of resource materials intended to enable other students to complete such projects. Our hope is that teachers will read the note to teachers for ideas not only about using our material but also for designing student projects that we can add to the site or to which we can link.