The Hate U Give Movie Guide (2018)

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The Hate U Give (2018) based on Angie Thomas' popular novel, shares the ripped-from-the-headlines story of Khalil, an unarmed African American teen killed during a traffic stop by a police officer. Told from the perspective of Starr, the only witness and Khalil's friend. Starr must cope with a personal tragedy while also considering the implications of Khalil's death in a larger context. As tensions run high in her impoverished neighborhood, Starr must also find a way to bridge her life in the 'hood with her life at a privileged, private white school.

This movie is many things-- an important conversation-starter about racism, both systemic, historical, and personal. It is also a revolutionary movie about a relevant current event topic. It is also a powerful and well-acted movie.

Now, you can add a rich new way to appreciate it to your collection-- a comprehensive movie guide that is linked to standards. Discuss the themes, examine the connections to history, racism, and social justice, write a movie review, or tease apart the plot and the director's choices.

This collection of 10 activities is designed for use before, and after viewing The Hate U Give (2018). You can pick and choose which activities to use, and in what order. Activities are designed to appeal to a variety of learning styles and formats, and are differentiated to allow for maximum flexibility.

The Hate U Give Movie Guide includes:

1. A preview activity for before students see the movie.

2. A New Ending/ A New Scene-- A writing and sketching activity for students to consider the plot and pacing of the movie.

3. Writing Prompts-- Responding to quotes from and about the movie.

4. Movie Review- Students review the movie. Keep it short or have them write an extended review. Rubric included.

5. Quiz- 2 pages of multiple-choice questions, 1 page of short answer questions. Answer keys included.

6. Responding to The Hate U Give- 5 pages of prompts about the themes and plot elements.

7. Extension Activities- historical figures and topics mentioned in the movie with links so your students can learn more about them. Included are links for lessons about race, racism, and police violence.

8. 2 different Discussion Activities- prompts for a rich discussion about the movie's plot and themes. Each activity has a different format and a different set of prompts.

9. Book versus movie writing activity that you can also use as a prompt for a discussion.

10. Clear and detailed directions for each activity, including a Table of Contents.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.


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