McFarland, USA is an inspiring, fact-based movie that is great for both middle and high school students. Its run-time is listed as 2 hours and 9 minutes. This 28-question guide is geared toward a Spanish 1 or 2 class, and the questions focus on the highlights of the story as well as Latino culture and some of the Spanish language that are part of the film. Kids will love to cheer for Danny Diaz and the other boys, and the ending that shows the real people from the story with updates on their lives is a great way to wrap up the movie.
This movie and guide are a great way to show an engaging movie while teaching some culture. Works well for a non-Spanish-speaking sub!