An expanded and updated version of my popular "Malcolm X Movie Questions," also available on this website.
FEATURES OF THIS EXPANDED EDITION OF MALCOLM X MOVIE WORKSHEETS:
--70 Questions to help students track key information presented in the Spike Lee movie Malcolm X starring Denzel Washington.
--Beautifully formatted student worksheets designed to minimize paper use
--All Questions presented in two formats: both multiple choice and open-ended
--Full answer keys provided for both multiple choice and open-ended question versions
--Essay topic sheet: Six topics that will encourage students to analyze, synthesize, and draw their own conclusions about this period in U.S. history
--Research project sheet: Seven project ideas to encourage discovery learning about various topics that arise in the film
ABOUT SPIKE LEE'S MALCOLM X MOVIE
Malcolm X is an excellent movie for U.S. history classes. It covers the major topics of Civil Rights struggle, African American leaders, Black Nationalism, and the era of the 1960s.
TWO QUESTION FORMATS MAKE DIFFERENTIATION A SNAP WITH THESE MALCOLM X MOVIE WORKSHEETS
These Malcolm X movie worksheets include two different format options to help make instruction and assessment that much easier for busy teachers. All questions are provided both as multiple choice problems and also as open-ended questions.
This dual format approach will give you an "easy" or "basic" set of questions as well as a more challenging set so that you can instantly adapt the material to the right level for your classes.
TEACHER CONVENIENCE FEATURES
All questions are arranged chronologically -- in "movie order," -- so that you can easily use a "chunk" of them to match a specific portion of the film.
This download consists of a PDF file to guarantee easy-printing of all program components.
WHY USE MALCOLM X MOVIE WORKSHEETS?
These questions are perfect for assessing how well students paid attention to the movie, and they can also be used as a springboard to preview important points in the movie or to discuss it with the class afterwards.
You can have students take notes during the movie and use them with these questions afterwards, or require them to do the questions from memory only -- or use the questions as a worksheet during viewing.
The possibilities aren't endless, but there are a lot of them -- all with little to no work needed on your part.
LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
This new edition of my Malcolm X Movie Worksheets includes essay topics and research projects that will help students to continue thinking about Malcolm X and the movie long after the credits roll.
The essay topics can be used in a variety of ways, such as discussion prompts instead of formal essays. Likewise, the research projects can cue students to work individually or in groups, and they can be addressed through a variety of student-produced works, such as oral presentations, skits, PowerPoint presentations, and even short student-created movies!
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Malcolm X Movie Questions: Word and Examview format
Please note, the editable/examview version of these Malcolm X Movie Questions only contains the 70 worksheet questions, NOT the essay/discussion prompts or research products. The only way to get these follow-up materials is to purchase the PDF version of the product -- the one available on the page you are currently looking at.
Movie Questions by Elise Parker
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