Dead Poets Society Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (PG – 1989)

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This Dead Poets Society Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (PG – 1989) encourages students to think critically. Analyze Neil’s relationship with his father and discuss the possible causes of his suicide and who the school makes the ‘scapegoat’. Explore Mr. Keating’s teaching philosophy, how he inspires his students, and how he bring Todd out of his shell.

This resource consists of 15 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 (5 pages)
  • A student movie guide, PDF print version  (5 pages)
  • An answer key (5 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 generic movie guide permission slip (1 page)

Digital Version Tips

  • It is intended for a paperless, 1:1 tablet/iPad classroom
  • Ask students to download a PDF editor app if they don’t already have one. It needs to have a save function as well. I used Foxit PDF.
  • Host the file. I used google drive to share a folder with students.
  • When complete, ask students to save the file in a designated google drive folder using a naming convention. (I use LastnameFirstnameMovieGuide.pdf)

Description

Here are my tips for using Dead Poets Society Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (PG – 1989) 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

Dead Poets Society Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (PG – 1989) resource is also available on TeachersPayTeachers

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Get a feel for my work 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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General Tips for Using this Movie Guide:

    1. Print one, double-sided movie guide for each student
    2. Preview the next question on the movie guide as you complete each one, this can help students pay attention to important upcoming events.
    3. Pause at the times designated on the movie guide, encourage students to debate, discuss and talk about their ideas before writing their answers.
    4. Discourage students from simply copying answers.
    5. Randomly choose a student to share their answer and defend it if necessary.
    6. If time allows, feel free to rewind and show important parts of the movie again for additional analysis.
    7. After completing the short answers, allow 5-10 minutes for each essay question at the end of the film.
    8. On average, this movie guide will require about 30 minutes in addition to the length of the movie.


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