A key part of holding students' attention and keeping them interested in class is relevance. The 2013 film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is a Social Studies teacher's dream! It's new, exciting, AND uber-educational! YAY!
Here's my tried and true viewing guide pack for the film. It includes student questions to answer during the film (in order), teacher notes (answers and lets you know when to hit FastForward due to some intimate moments), a permission slip to send home to parents, and a reflection writing assignment.
Check out my preview and enjoy!