Focus on Forrest Gump and its historical events

Forrest Gump is a 1994 American epic romantic comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom and stars Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, and Sally Field. Focus on Forrest Gump and the historical events warm-hearted Forrest lives through. The story depicts several decades in the life of Forrest Gump (Hanks), a slow-witted but kind-hearted man from Alabama who witnesses and unwittingly influences several defining historical events in the 20th century the United States.

The movie “Forrest Gump” travels through the decades of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s with a very special protagonist, Forrest Gump. I share with you this resource that pays attention to some real historical events throughout these three decades.

Table of contents:

1. The 50s, 60s, and 70s

2. Map of the United States

3. Quoting Forrest

4. Main characters

5. Language

6.Theorigins of the name “Forrest”

7. Elvis Presley and John Lennon

8. Moon Landing

9. Four Presidents of the United States

10. Speak your mind

11. The Watergate

12.A Timeline

13. Speaking activity

14. Quiz

Hope now you understand better our recent history! Go on learning about the Use of English and about passing your First Certificate Exam with flying colors!

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