This downloadable bundle contains sixteen 1-page movie resource handouts (with answer keys) to go along with season 1 (8 episodes) of the TV series "1491 The Untold Story of the Americas Before Columbus".
This series is produced by two Indigenous-owned Canadian companies and uses interviews with experts (archaeologists, cultural leaders, scholars, many of whom are Indigenous) and live-action story-telling to illustrate the history of North, South, and Central America. There is a preview available on Youtube titled: "1491: The Untold Story of the Americas Before Columbus Trailer"
Each episode is 44 minutes which I have divided into two hour-long "lessons".
Each of the 16 handouts (one for each half-episode) in this download contain: side 1 comprehension/viewing questions, side 2 elaboration questions / project ideas / discussion prompts (which rounds the half-episode lesson out to a full hour, as well as gives ideas for research and cross-curricular projects). See my free download for episode 1 first half as an example.
1491 can be viewed in Canada on the APTN website, or by subscription and streamed from the 1491 Channel streaming site on Vimeo.