K12 Movie Guides for Students


Thanks for visiting K12 Movie Guides for Students ; )  There is zero prep to use one of our movie guides.  Teachers can print, play and facilitate an engaging learning opportunity for their students.  Many parents use our guides as a guilt-free way to let their children watch movies too.  Knowing that kids are actively learning rather than passively zombie-watching a movie allows you to rest easy as your students/children are improving their critical thinking.

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Hamilton Movie (Broadway Musical) Guide (PG13 – 2020)

Wonderful guided notes for the musical. It really helped my students slow down and reflect on key moments. I have also used this while I have a sub, and they enjoyed it as well, as it gave great talking points. Will definitely use this again!

[Lindsay | February 13, 2024 | Rated 5 out of 5]

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K12 Movie Guides for Students has you covered for:

Emergency Substitute Plans

For those days when you’re not able to make it to class and need to keep your students engaged, our movie guides come to the rescue. Movies like “Finding Nemo,” “The Lion King,” “Ratatouille,” “Inside Out,” and “Zootopia” are perfect for keeping the learning going even in your absence, providing a blend of entertainment and education that keeps students interested and learning.

Movie Break Days | After Tests

Movie Break days can be both fun and educational with our engaging movie guides. “Akeelah and the Bee” offers insight into Spelling and Language Arts, while the “National Treasure” movies and “The Martian” challenge students with History, Puzzle Solving, Science, and Problem Solving. “Queen of Katwe” brings Math and Strategy into focus, making for a fun break day related to your subject after national testing.

Elementary School Literature

Elementary teachers looking for literature follow-up activities will find our movie guides for books turned into movies invaluable. Transition seamlessly from text to screen with titles like “Charlotte’s Web,” “Matilda,” “The BFG,” and “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” enhancing the reading experience with visual storytelling.

High School Literature

High school literature teachers can encourage students to engage with long classical texts by promising a related movie viewing. Our collection includes guides for “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “The Great Gatsby,” “Pride and Prejudice,” and “Romeo and Juliet” (& 1968 version), offering a cinematic reward that complements the literary journey.


Junior high school teachers aiming to tackle awkward or sensitive subjects will find our documentary movie guides particularly useful. “He Named Me Malala” and “Bully” offer profound insights into Education, Women’s Rights, and Bullying, while “Inside Out” and “The Social Dilemma” explore Emotions, Mental Health, Social Media, and Ethics for meaningful class discussions.

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Holiday Classics

The periods before Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter break is the perfect time to keep the holiday spirit educational with a selection of movie guides for holiday classics.

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K12 Movie Guides for Students is on a mission!

Our mission is to turn any movie into a valuable learning opportunity for students. We’re approaching complete Movie Guide Mastery with over 10 years of creating the kind of content teachers love! See our testimonial page. We understand the importance of providing teachers with reliable and high-quality resources that enhance their teaching experience and engage their students. K12 Movie Guides go beyond simply asking students to regurgitate information about what they watch. The goal is to challenge students to think critically by analyzing, evaluating, and applying concepts from the films. These educational movie guides prompt students to interact with the events and characters, fostering deeper understanding and engagement. All movie guides are aligned to Common Core State Standards and science related video guides are aligned to NGSS.  Feel confident in your purchase with K12MovieGuides, where education and entertainment come together.

Resources created by teachers for teachers are always a better fit. Our team has over 15 years of teaching experience, in Washington State, Oregon State and internationally and experience teaching grades 3 to 12. Our team has ESL certifications, a Bachelors degree in Education and a Masters degree from Boise State University in Instructional and Performance Technology (now called OPWL).  Our educational background equips us with the knowledge and skills to create engaging and effective educational resources.

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