Hamilton Movie Guide (Broadway Musical) | Questions | Google Forms (PG13 – 2020)


This Hamilton Movie Guide accompanies the live recording of the popular Broadway Musical released by Disney Plus July 2020. Challenge students to connect with the vibrant characters, their decisions and relationships. Explore the meaning and rhyming structure of lyrics, compare Burr and Hamilton as their roller coaster of a relationship unfolds, and connect the ten duel commandments with how disputes are handled in today’s society. Identify character mantras throughout the film, analyze Eliza’s reaction to the Reynold’s Pamphlet, determine if King George’s behavior matches his words and much more.

This resource consists of 19 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.


  • If using the digital version of the lesson, students may need to find an alternative way to answer question #12 which requires students to annotate on top of lyrics on the printed guide.
  • The last question requires students to have internet access to read primary sources.
  • I recommend printing out the lyrics or having students follow along on their digital devices.

This product .zip file includes:

  • A student movie guide, PDF digital fillable form version (6 pages)
  • A student movie guide, PDF print version  (6 pages)
  • An answer key (6 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 & Google 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.

Distance Learning Tips:

  1. Distribute the digital PDF file or the google forms version to each student
  2. Use the screen sharing tool on your group call software to play the movie
  3. Pause the movie at each question to give students time to write/discuss


Here are my tips for using this Hamilton 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

This Hamilton 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.

K12 Movie Guides are on these other platforms as well:

Digital PDF 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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