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Fences is an in depth look at the life of a sometimes larger than life, middle aged garbage truck driver that endured many hardships in his life. This is a great movie to give students a look into the struggles and gray areas in life. Challenge your students to think critically about the relationships and family dynamics portrayed in this gripping movie.
Discuss with your students the 11 high-level, short answer and essay questions by pausing at the designated times on the movie guide. See the thumbnails for example questions and the preview file for higher resolution sample questions.
An answer key is not included as many questions are open-ended and encourage students to analyze the film. Many answers will not fit into a 'box'. Students are encouraged to construct their own meaning from the characters' dialogue and behavior. On average, completing this movie guide will require about 30-45 minutes in addition to the length of the movie