Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Selma” Film Study Resources—60 Pages!
Unit Resource for Grades 6-12+
Teach a remarkable moment in the Civil Rights Movement with Ava DuVernay’s award-winning masterpiece Selma. Discover the history, ideals, and struggles of a select group of individuals who sought acceptance and change. This Film Study will help your students learn the Elements of Literature and Film. This unit resource covers a myriad of High Order Thinking Skills and fulfills numerous Common Core Literature Standards. Entertain your students while teaching poignant lessons in genre, setting, plot, conflict, symbolism, theme and much more!
Provided is a multitude of resources and you should not overwhelm yourself. Pick and choose what is conducive to your students and your classroom. Do not feel obligated to use every resource. Remember, you are in control of what you teach and what you want your students to accomplish.
Each Lesson Unit Includes:
< 1 Seven (7) Page Assessment & 1 Short. Ans. Key
< 1 Pre-Viewing Research & Analysis Q&A
< 1 Voting & Jim Crow Laws GO
< 1 Amendments & Legislation GO
< 1 Selma Marches GO
< 1 MLK Biography Research GO
< 1 MLK Quotes Analysis Worksheet
< 1 Events & Historical Figures GO
< 1 Characters in Selma GO
< 1 Literary Allusions Research GO
< 1 Thematic Statement Analysis Sheet
< 1 Genre & Literary Elements Mini-Lesson Handout
< 1 Literary Element Vocabulary List
< 1 Characterization Mini-Lesson Handout
< 1 Six Stages of Plot Mini-Lesson Handout
< 1 Character Change Over Time GO
< + Numerous Open-Ended GOs
< 1 Page of Creative Writing & Thinking Prompts
< 1 High Order Thinking Mini-Lesson Handout
< 1 Advanced Plot Mini-Lesson Handout
< 1 Allusion Mini-Lesson Handout
< 1 Human Condition Mini-Lesson Handout
< 1 Universal Theme Mini-Lesson Handout
< 1 Circle Wheel GO
< 1 Compare/Contrast T-Chart GO
< 1 4-Quadrant GO
< 2 Literary Element Graphic Organizers
< 2 Advanced Theme GO
< 1 Advanced Text Connections GO
< 2 Advanced Compare/Contrast GO
< 1 Cornell Notes Template +EXTRAS!
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