Blackfish is a documentary about SeaWorld and how the orcas are treated there. It is a very engaging movie and the students gain a new perspective on a park that many of them have visited before. I use this movie as the jumping off point for my Persuasive Writing unit - the students write an essay answering the question "Should SeaWorld be shut down?"
These questions are meant to help students not only identify their feelings about various topics broached throughout the movie but also to practice justifying why they feel that way.
-Teacher version with exact stopping points for each question (times and last few words)
-Student version - ready to be printed