Brian Banks Movie Guide | Worksheet | Questions (PG13 - 2018)
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This Brian Banks Movie Guide | Worksheet | Questions (PG13 - 2018) challenges students to learn from Brian's struggles and persistence. Write a persuasive argument to the California Innocence Project on behalf of Brian. Ask students to put themselves in Brian's 16 year old shoes, weigh the information he had available, and decide whether or not to plea no contest. Evaluate Jerome Johnson's inspirational quotes and identify how they changed Brian's life. Finally, research and provide a brief summary of the book Brian is seen holding throughout the film, As a Man Thinketh by James Allen.
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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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General Tips for Using the Print version of this Movie Guide:
- Print one, double-sided movie guide for each student
- Preview the next question on the movie guide as you complete each one, this can help students pay attention to important upcoming events.
- Pause at the times designated on the movie guide, encourage students to debate, discuss and talk about their ideas before writing their answers.
- Discourage students from simply copying answers.
- Randomly choose a student to share their answer and defend it if necessary.
- If time allows, feel free to rewind and show important parts of the movie again for additional analysis.
- After completing the short answers, allow 5-10 minutes for each essay question at the end of the film.
- On average, this movie guide will require about 45-60 minutes in addition to the length of the movie.
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