Good Will Hunting Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet | Answer Key (R – 1997)

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Good Will Hunting Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet | Answer Key (R – 1997) challenges students to learn multiple life lessons from this classic film. Explore the depth of Will’s genius and character. Compare Gerry and Sean’s approach to helping Will. Analyze Gerry’s internal struggle between wanting to help Will succeed in a field he loves and feeling worthless compared to Will’s ability. Discuss the concept of honorable work and ponder whether or not Sean’s advice about no one being perfect is relevant today.
 
Note: This movie is rated R and has multiple instances of the f-word and other profanity. The answer key alerts teachers to skip 25 seconds of sexual banter between Morgan and Cathy.

This resource consists of 14 high-level, short answer and essay questions that will do more than just ask your students to regurgitate information. See the thumbnail images for 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)
  • A Google Forms Version of the Movie Guide
  • 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.

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Here are my tips for using this Good Will Hunting Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet | Answer Key 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

The Good Will Hunting Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet | Answer Key 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.

K12 Movie Guides are on these other platforms as well:

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)


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