Movie Guide made for The Princess and the Frog (G – 2009)


This Movie Guide made for The Princess and the Frog (G – 2009) challenges students to explore the cultural heartbeat of New Orleans and the bayou, as the film weaves a narrative rich in music, cuisine, and communal values. Analyze how characters like Tiana and Prince Naveen struggle to achieve their dreams and change their behavior at the same time. Discuss Raymond the firefly’s role in emphasizing the overarching message about unity and cooperation. Reflect on the cultural authenticity portrayed through the film’s celebration of jazz, Mardi Gras, and local gastronomy, encouraging students to appreciate the diversity and resilience of New Orleans culture. Through this guide, students will gain a deeper understanding of the film’s themes, character development, and the significant role setting plays in storytelling.

This resource is meant to supplement the viewing of this 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 12 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 (4 Pages)
    • A Student Movie Guide (4 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 this Movie Guide made for The Princess and the Frog (G – 2009) 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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Keywords: Film Guide | Movie Literature | Film Class | Movie Class | Animation Analysis | Character Analysis | Cultural Representation | New Orleans Culture | Jazz Music | Community and Cooperation | Film Analysis Worksheet | Movie Discussion Questions | Movie Review Worksheets | Animation Study Guides

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