This file includes a viewing guide for students to complete as they watch Finkel, Martin, and Paley's Schooled: The Price of College Sports (2013).
According to Amazon, Schooled: The Price of College Sports is "[b]ased on The Cartel by Pulitzer Prize Winning civil rights scholar Taylor Branch, and his article in The Atlantic, 'The Shame of College Sports.' Schooled: The Price of College Sports is a comprehensive look at the business, history, and culture of college sports in America and how it became a billion dollar industry built on the backs of athletes who are deprived of numerous rights." The documentary is 80 minutes and can be streamed using Netflix. As a result, many students can watch the documentary and complete the viewing guide independently.
The worksheet includes pre-viewing discussion questions (2), viewing questions (27), and post-viewing questions (6) and an answer key. The Word document is editable, so you can choose which questions are best for your students.
The handout is designed to keep students engaged while they analyze the documentary's argument and consider their own position. Because the subject of the documentary is high-interest, students find the argument very accessible and engaging.
Once completed, I often ask students to write an argument essay, choosing a position on whether or not college athletes should be paid. Students can use the documentary as evidence.
*Bonus: A second worksheet asks students to take chronological notes, then complete 16 questions/sub-questions.
*WARNING: There is one instance of profanity (BS) at 10:53.