12 Years a Slave
SUBJECTS — U.S./1812 – 1865; Literature/U.S. (Slave Narrative); Biography; Diversity/African-American;
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING — Human Rights;
MORAL-ETHICAL EMPHASIS — Respect.
AGE: 15+; MPAA Rating — R for violence/cruelty, some nudity, and brief sexuality;
Drama; 2013, 2 hrs. 14 minutes; Color. Available from Amazon.com.
Note to Teachers:
While TWM has created a useful Learning Guide for this film, it is very long for classroom use. As an alternative, teachers can assign the film for viewing at home and require students to fill out TWM’s Movie Worksheet for 12 Years a Slave. Reviewing responses to the worksheet can be a classroom activity. Watching the film at home can be supplemented with a shorter documentary, Unchained Memories (one hour, 15 minutes) in which actors read from interviews with the last generation of former slaves.