The 13th Documentary Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (TVMA - 2016) challenges students to digest and analyze the incredible story this films tells about the 13th amendment, the war on drugs, mass incarceration and the prison-industrial complex. Explore the impact that Nixon, Reagan and Clinton had on the war on drugs and how companies profited off legislation which ALEC had a part in introducing. Ask students to ponder how technology like camera phones are affecting the Black Lives Matters movement and what it means for all citizens. Finally, ask students to come up with their own solutions to some of the problems outlined in the film.
This resource consists of 13 high-level, short answer reflection and essay questions that will do more than just ask your students to regurgitate information.
This product .zip file includes:
- A student movie guide, PDF print version (5 pages)
- A student movie guide, PDF digital fillable form version (5 pages)
*An answer key is included with this movie guide, however many answers will vary as students are encouraged to construct their own meaning from the characters’ dialogue and behavior. See the preview for samples.
*CCSS alignment indicating standards met, PDF (1 page - see also preview image)
**CCSS Note: I’ve taken the liberty of aligning certain reading standards with the act of consuming content via the movie instead. Although students aren’t reading they are asked to perform the same cognitive functions on the content that they consumed from the movie.
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