12 Years a Slave Film Unit: Common Core-Aligned Assignments & Activities

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This 52-page movie guide for "12 Years a Slave" allows you to share this powerful film with your students while also incorporating meaningful history, writing and literature learning activities aligned to Common Core Standards.

Student Resources (27 pages) include:

Coming Attractions (Pre-Viewing Activities):
•Key Terms & Vocabulary
•Primary Source Web Quest

Feature Film (During-Viewing Assignments):
•Protagonist Fever Chart
•Slave Narrative Comparison
•Journal Entries

Closing Credits (Post-Viewing Assignments):
•Recognizing Theme
•Abolitionist Research Poster
•Samuel Bass's Letter
•Solomon's Final Chapter
•Final Quiz

Teacher's Guide (25 pages) includes:

•Background Information
•Setting, Plot, and Characters
•Detailed Scene-by-Scene Summaries with minute-markers
•Viewing Recommendations
•Parent & Administration Informational Letters
•Learning Objectives & Common Core Standards
•Answer Keys, Grading Rubrics, and Sample Responses
•Extension Ideas & Suggested Resources



Suggested Age Range/Grade Level: ages 14 and up, grades 9-12
Appropriate for History/Social Studies classes or English Language Arts/Literature classes; can be taught in conjunction with slave narratives like "The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass," "Twelve Years a Slave," "The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano," etc., or on its own. Please view the film first to deem if it is appropriate for your students/grade level/school.



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Total Pages
52
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

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12 Years a Slave Film Unit: Common Core-Aligned Assignment
12 Years a Slave Film Unit: Common Core-Aligned Assignment
12 Years a Slave Film Unit: Common Core-Aligned Assignment
12 Years a Slave Film Unit: Common Core-Aligned Assignment