Queen of Katwe Movie Guide


Use this Queen of Katwe movie guide to create a genuine learning opportunity for your students. Queen of Katwe is an amazing story of young girl from a small village in Uganda who by fate meets a chess coach that cultivates her into a young chess genius. This story if a fantastic way to teach your students about potential, hardwork and to be thankful for what they may take for granted on daily basis. Discuss with your students the 11 high-level short answer and essay questions by pausing at the designated times on the movie guide. Please see the product images for example questions from this movie guide and download a free, complete movie guide for Kung Fu Panda 3 to see the general quality of my questions and movie guides.

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This Queen of Katwe movie guide  is a must have if you are showing this movie in class. The 4 page study guide can help students with their analysis of the film and Phiona’s life. Based on a true story, this movie can give students a glimpse into the lives of children who are less fortunate and help them not take for granted what they have.

Here are my tips for using this Queen of Katwe movie guide in your classroom:

  1. Print one, double-sided movie guide for each student
  2. Preview each question on the movie guide as you come to it before resuming the movie
  3. Pause at the times designated on the movie guide and help students if necessary
    • Discussion here is great, encourage and allow students to share their ideas and thoughts for any question
    • Discourage students from simply copying answers
    • If needed, and if time allows, feel free to rewind and show important parts of the movie for additional analysis
  4. After completing the short answers on the movie guide, allow 5-10 minutes for each essay question at the end
  5. On average, completing this movie guide will require about 30-45 minutes in addition to the length of the movie