Our Friend, Martin Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet | Google Formats (G – 1999)


This Our Friend, Martin Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (G – 1999) challenges students to analyze the decisions made by Martin, Miles, and Randy as they teleport through Martin Luther King Jr.’s life. Explore how MLK responds to hate and prejudice and how he teaches Miles that violence is not the answer and to appreciate the life he has. Ask students to consider how TV played a part in MLK’s civil rights movement, especially in Birmingham, Alabama. Finally encourage students to describe what changes they can make in their own lives to improve the world around them.

A note about different versions of the film:

The time stamps on this movie guide match up with the youtube version which can be found here.

However, this is not my video and this link may or may not be available in the future. If you use a different version of the film like, this one, the time stamps may be off by a few seconds, in this case, I’ve also included a short description of where to stop the film for each question.

This resource consists of 11 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 print version  (4 pages)
  • An answer key (4 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 & 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.

Google Classroom Distance Learning Tips:

    1. Create an assignment using the Google Form
    2. Use the screen sharing tool on your conference calling software to play the movie
    3. Pause the movie at each question to give students time to write/discuss
    4. Make sure students input their name, so when you open your copy of the form, you can see each student’s individual response they submitted
    5. Note: If you are using the movie guide for multiple classes and want to separate responses by class, create multiple copies of the google form with file names such as [Title]MovieGuideClassPeriod[2] and then create assignments for each copy of the Google Form movie guide

Here are my tips for using this Our Friend, Martin Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet | Google Form (G – 1999) 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 indianpharmall.com/
    • 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

Our Friend, Martin Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet | Google Form (G – 1999) resource is also available on TeachersPayTeachers

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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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