This product is a higher-level, critical thinking guide for the movie 42. It connects the movie to real events, themes, and ideas from American History curriculum. It requires students to answer two pre-movie questions to recall prior knowledge about the Civil Rights Movement, analyze events as they unfold throughout the movie with twenty five thought-provoking questions, and answer four debriefing questions after viewing the movie to make connections to history curriculum. Also included is a character guide to help students follow the movie and answer questions more thoroughly. The assignment is tied to Common Core standards, and can easily be modified to fit state standards.