Free Onward Movie Guide (PG – 2020)


This Free Onward Movie Guide (PG – 2020) challenges students to learn life lessons about believing in oneself and the importance of family bonds. Explore how the director makes it abundantly clear how different Ian and Barley are, and what event caused them to go down different paths in life. Determine why Ian decided to let Barley spend the few moments they had with their father and what lesson he learned from his experience throughout the movie.

This resource consists of 12 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 movie is available for streaming on Disney +

This Free Onward Movie Guide (PG – 2020) .zip file includes:

  • Movie Guide (Student Version PDF 4 pages)
  • Movie Guide (Answer Key PDF 4 pages)
  • A Google Slides & Forms Version of the Movie Guide (PDF with links)
  • CCSS Standards Alignment (PDF 1 page)
  • A ‘Just for Fun’ 10 Question Kahoot Quiz
  • Need a generic movie permission slip? Free Download Here

Here are my tips for using this Free Onward Movie Guide (PG – 2020) 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

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

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