Zootopia is not only a great movie, but also has important ideas about stereotyping and how we treat each other in a diverse society. Thus, it's a perfect film to show students as a springboard to deeper content and thinking. So, I created this product to use in the middle school classroom, based on the film.
This product is broken up into three parts:
Part 1-Movie guide: students answer questions as they watch the movie, about the plot of the film.
Part 2-Critical thinking: Students answer questions about the film related to how character affects plot, contrasting points of view, and the role of stereotypes in the movie (Common Core aligned!)
Part 3-Current events tie-in: Students choose one article to read about a group of people impacted by stereotypes. The groups include Muslims, immigrants, transgender people, and women in combat. Students select an article and answer questions related to stereotyping. The teacher then leads the class in discussing each article and the students' opinions about the issues. (I used the questions the students answered as my discussion questions).
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Thanks to Empty Jar Illustrations for the forest animal clip art featured on the product cover.