A musical based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. When young newspaper sellers are exploited beyond reason by their bosses they set out to enact change and are met by the ruthlessness of big business. This movie gives students a glimpse of what life was like for people during the industrial revolution (tenements, child labor, big business, unions, yellow journalism, etc.).
Before watching the movie, students are asked to read a short reading about the newsies, which will give them a historical context for the video. This 15-question movie guide will help your students get the most out of this powerful movie. This movie guide comes with an answer key. Ready to print and ready to use! Enjoy!