Zeezok Publishing's Z-Guide to Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is a great way to incorporate media into your study of the American Civil Rights History.
This guide contains a topic overview movie synopsis and ten learning activities about love dating marriage and commitment. Plan a dinner menu and practice your cooking skills. Think about ways to tell your future spouse how much you need them. Develop a plan to tell the doctors and Joanna's parents the upsetting news. Analyze your readiness for marriage. Evaluate your own beliefs with the Worldview Activity probe the directors mind with The Filmmakers Art activity and get the entire family involved with the For Family Discussion section at the end of the guide. Choose those activities which best fit your students course objectives areas of interest or time schedule.
Movie Summary: Joanna Drayton falls in love with the acclaimed Dr. John Wade Prentice. There's just one problem shes a white girl and hes a Negro. Dr. Prentice wants to break the news to their parents gently but the impulsive Joanna insists that they show up at her house unexpectedly to announce their decision. To complicate matters the doctors parents want to meet the girl so Joanna invites them to dinner over Johns objections. The crazy day culminates with an unforgettable speech by Spencer Tracy.
Topics: Race Relations Interracial Marriage Parent-Child Relationships
Contains a printable pdf file of the complete study guide. It does not include the movie. This file is licensed to the original purchaser and is not to be resold. Permission is not granted for classroom district-wide school-wide system-wide or co-op use. (Movie sold separately.)
This Z-Guide is based on the movie Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967). You can view a trailer for the movie below.