**** Recently Updated and Improved ***The movie is based on the book The Freedom Writers Diary by teacher Erin Gruwell who wrote the story based on Woodrow Wilson Classical High School in Eastside, Long Beach, California. The title is a play on the term "Freedom Riders", referring to the multiracial civil rights activists who tested the U.S. Supreme Court decision ordering the desegregation of interstate buses in 1961.
This 29-question movie guide (includes both higher level and lower level questions) will help your students get the most out of this powerful movie. It also includes a few samples of text from the movie and a "fact or fiction" chart. This movie guide comes with an answer key. Ready to print and ready to use! Enjoy!