Apollo 11 Documentary Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet | Google Formats (G – 2019)


This Apollo 11 Documentary Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (G – 2019) explores the famous mission that landed Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong on the moon. Director Todd Douglas Miller has done an amazing job piecing together real life audio recordings and footage to send the viewer back in time to July 1969. Ask students to connect with the suspense of the mission and the decisions and feelings of the astronauts. Challenge students to think about how they would’ve reacted if they were on the moon and the global historical significance of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

This resource consists of 10 high-level, short answer and essay questions that will do more than just ask your students to regurgitate information. See the preview file for high resolution sample questions.

This product .zip file includes:

  • A student movie guide, PDF digital fillable form version (4 pages)
  • A student movie guide, PDF print version  (4 pages)
  • An answer key (4 pages) is included, however, some answers will vary as students are encouraged to construct their own meaning throughout the film and many questions are open-ended.
  • A Google Forms & Slides Version of the Movie Guide
  • A generic movie guide permission slip (1 page)
  • CCSS alignment indicating standards met, PDF (1 page – see also preview image)
    • CCSS Note: I’ve taken the liberty of aligning certain reading standards with the act of consuming content via the movie instead. Although students aren’t reading they are asked to perform the same cognitive functions on the content that they consumed from the movie.

Here are my tips for using this Apollo 11 Documentary 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

Google Classroom Distance Learning Tips:

    1. Create an assignment using the Google Forms/Slides
    2. Use the screen sharing tool on your conference calling software to play the movie
    3. Pause the movie at each question to give students time to write/discuss
    4. For Google Forms Only:
      • Make sure students input their name, so when you open your copy of the form, you can see each student’s individual response they submitted
      • If you are using the movie guide for multiple classes and want to separate responses by class, create multiple copies of the google form with file names such as [Title]MovieGuideClassPeriod[2] and then create assignments for each copy of the Google Forms movie guide

The Apollo 11 Documentary Movie Guide resource is also available on TeachersPayTeachers

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Get a feel for these movie guides and see if this resource is right for you. I ask questions that require students to ‘live’ on the higher levels of Bloom’s taxonomy.

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