The King’s Speech Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (R – 2010)
The King’s Speech Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (R – 2010) helps students connect with the struggles and frustrations of Bertie (King George VI). Explore how new technologies, such as radio back in the early 20th century and social media platforms more recently, have changed the relationship between national leaders and the people. Challenge students to think about what lessons they can learn from this film and how they will react to people with speech impediments in the future.
Note: Although this movie is rated R, if you skip the following time frames you’ll omit the majority of profanities.
SKIP 1:01:35 – 1:02:20
Check the preview file for high resolution sample questions to see if this movie guide is suitable for your students. This resource consists of 11 high-level, short answer reflection and essay questions that will do more than just ask your students to regurgitate information.
Check out my free movie guides:
Download these to get a feel for my work 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:
The King’s Speech Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (R – 2010) helps students connect with the struggles and frustrations of Bertie (King George VI).
- A student movie guide, PDF digital fillable form version (4 pages)
- 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 generic movie guide permission slip (1 page)
The digital version is for a paperless classroom if your students each have a tablet/iPad. Here is a method that worked for me:
1. 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.
2. Host the file. I used google drive to share a folder with the students.
3. After students have completed the movie guide, ask them to save it in a designated google drive folder using a naming convention. (I use LastnameFirstnameMovieGuide.pdf)
Here are my tips for using The King’s Speech Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (R – 2010) with students 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