78 Multiple Choice Questions in Movie Order, fully editable so you can customize worksheets, plus 52 Discussion or Essay Prompts focused on higher-order thinking skills -- also fully editable!
Everything You Need to Make War Games a Key Part of Your Cold War Unit!
War Games is a great movie for history class -- students really enjoy it, and it helps them grasp the level of fear that people lived with during the Cold War. I don't show many fiction movies in my class, but this one so perfectly reflects the 80s culture that it educates students despite its fictional plot.
In this War Games Worksheets Bundle, you'll get materials that help students stay accountable during viewing, and also a huge set of free response prompts to use as strong follow-ups, great for small group or class discussions, essay topics, debate activities, projects, and more!
ABOUT THE MULTIPLE CHOICE WAR GAMES WORKSHEETS
To give teacher maximum options, the question sets are provided both in movie order and in scrambled order. Teachers that like to have their students use worksheets during a movie to follow along will probably like the former. The latter might be best for teachers that want to have students review concepts after the movie -- or a specific section of it -- has been viewed in its entirety.
A Lesson Plan That Can Last At Least Three Days
The question set is split into three sections which more-or-less coordinate with showing the movie over three class periods. This lets teachers stop and "debrief" movie/history elements with their classes before moving on.
How These War Games Worksheets Offer Maximum Flexibility
Because teachers have different needs when it comes to materials, several different formats are provided:
so you can print tests out or use them with CPS/Examview electronic testing systems
so you can combine the various question banks in any way you please to make your own tests (For example, combine all files to make a master test for the whole movie).
Microsoft Word and other word processors can open these files. The rtf files are perfect for making worksheets or adding other enhancements to the files.
There are 78 Questions in all -- 39 True/False Questions and 39 Multiple Choice Questions. Each file containing questions is time-stamped so that you will know which portion of the movie those questions match.
ABOUT THE FREE RESPONSE WAR GAMES DISCUSSION PROMPTS
52 Free Response Questions in movie order, targeting higher-order skills! Includes critical thinking, literary elements, film criticism, social studies concepts, and opinion! Extended learning prompts work for essays, discussions, debates, projects and more!
Challenge Students to Use Higher-Order Thinking Skills!
This packet contains 52 different topics focused on the movie War Games, designed to help teachers make the movie experience an even more productive one for their students. Several different types of questions are included to help you differentiate and meet all students’ needs:
• Critical Thinking
• Social Studies Topics
• Literary Elements
• Film Criticism
These War Games Discussion Prompts are Organized with Your Needs in Mind:
The materials have been organized in two different ways to help you optimize instruction for your students:
• By Film Sequence: This part of the packet presents all 52 questions in movie order, with questions grouped together according to which scene they relate to. All questions are clearly labeled with their genre (film criticism, literary element, etc.) to help you focus instruction.
• By Genre: This part of the packet presents all questions of a specific genre together. Within each grouping, questions are presented in movie order. This organization lets teachers easily zero in on a specific type of prompt, such as opinion questions or social studies tie-ins.
You might want to use just one question of each type, or one question from each film sequence; you might like a particular question so much that you want to build it up into a full essay or project with instructions personalized for your class.
I want it to be easy for you to do all this and more so you can customize the 52 questions just how they will best work in your classroom. For this reason, you'll get fully editable files of the questions, letting you pick and choose the best questions for your students, rearranging them as needed or adding extra info as you see fit!
Detailed Answer Key Includes with these War Games Essay Topics:
A detailed answer key is provided. In many cases, answers will vary, but the key often provides sample ideas for even these prompts.
Lesson Plan Outlines Provided with these War Games Free Response Prompts:
The questions lend themselves to a great many different instructional approaches. In most cases, teachers will probably want to provide students with a sub-set of questions rather than the full 52-question set. Teachers might want to give students the questions for just one scene, or even just one type of questions for one scene. Once you’ve decided which questions to use for a lesson, you still have a wide range of options for how students interact with the prompts. The teacher information included with these War Games movie topics will provide you with 4 small group lesson plan ideas and 4 whole class lesson plans.
ABOUT THE DOWNLOAD FILE FOR THIS WAR GAMES MOVIE BUNDLE
Each download in the bundle is a zip file so I can provide teachers with several different file formats all at once.
---For the multiple choice questions, the zip file includes RTF files; these can be opened by Microsoft Word and many other word processors, allowing you to edit the questions as you like; you'll also get Examview files for electronic testing.
---For the free response questions, the zip file includes a Microsoft Word file for easy editing, an RTF file for use with word processors that don't deal with Word files, and a PDF file just in case you want an easy way to print out discussion topics without editing them.
As always, Happy Teaching!
Movie Questions by Elise Parker
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