The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Movie Guide (NR – 1949)


This short, 25 minute movie is great for a quick, no-prep Halloween activity. Challenge students to analyze key symbols, character motivations, and thematic elements with this The Legend of Sleepy Hollow movie guide (NR – 1949). Engage in discussions about Ichabod Crane’s ambitions, the role of superstition in the community, and the impact of fear on human behavior. Consider how the characters’ choices drive the story forward and what those choices reveal about their true selves. Reflect on the significance of the Headless Horseman and what he represents within the story and to the community of Sleepy Hollow. Encourage students to think critically about how fear and desire can influence decisions and the consequences that follow.

Note: This film can be found on some streaming video sites as of October 2017. Simply search the title and you can find a full length version of the film.

This resource is meant to supplement the viewing of this short movie, see the IMDb listing here.

Check the thumbnails for high resolution sample questions to see if this movie guide is suitable for your students. This resource consists of 6 high-level, short answer reflection and essay questions that will do more than just ask your students to regurgitate information.

This product .zip file includes:

    • An Answer Key w/ CCSS Alignment (2 Pages)
    • A Student Movie Guide (2 Pages)
    • A PDF with link to a Google Slides version (1 Page)
    • CCSS alignment, Admin Movie Request and Permission Slip (2 Pages)
    • A free resources and ‘About’ section (8 Pages – Not included in the page count for this product)
    • 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.

Google Classroom | Google Slide | Tips:

    • Click on the link included in the PDF titled “Google Slides Version” and save a copy of the file to your Google Drive/Classroom
    • Create an assignment for your students
    • If you are using this resource for multiple classes and want to separate responses by class, create multiple copies of the Google Slides version with file names such as [Title]ClassPeriod[2] and then create assignments

Tips for using The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Movie Guide (NR – 1949) in your classroom:

    • Print one, double-sided movie guide for each student
    • Preview each question on the movie guide as you come to it before resuming the movie
    • 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
    • After completing the short answers on the movie guide, allow 5-10 minutes for each essay question at the end
    • On average, completing this movie guide will require about 30-45 minutes in addition to the length of the movie

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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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