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The 5 W’s & H

As a class or group answer the questions as insightfully as you can.

  • Who?
  • What?
  • Where?
  • When?
  • Why?
  • How?


Write a headline that captures the most important point of this movie.  

Cluster what You See

  1. Draw or use clustering software
  2. What’s the main idea or feeling? Put it in the center.
  3. Work as a class to brainstorm as much as you can about the movie.
  4. Group or connect any of the items into larger sets.


  1. What do you see?
  2. What do you think about that?
  3. What does it make you wonder?

Seeing Themes

  1. What is the main issue or feeling behind the video?
  2. Search for that theme in Tag Galaxy
  3. What images presented in the ball match those from your main theme?
  4. What are stereotypes related to the theme?


  1. Make a claim about the topic
  2. Identify support for your claim
  3. Ask a question related to your claim

Interpret This!

  1. What is the subject of this artwork?
  2. What are the artistic devices (images, sounds, etc.) used and what feelings do you get from them?
  3. Explore details from the work. What do you find most effective artistically?

Interpretation: Sum up your understanding of the artist’s intent in one statement. Be able to justify your opinion with specific insights or observations from the work.

What’s so great about…

  1. Why do you think people say this is so great?
  2. List what makes it “outstanding?”
  3. What would you do differently?

Find What’s Funny

  1. Why specific things make this “funny?”
  2. What is being made fun of?
  3. How would you make it “funnier?”


  1. Who is being stereotyped?
  2. Brainstorm as many things that you can that show this stereotype.
  3. Is the stereotype “true?” “Hurtful?” “Biased?”


  1. What feelings do you have after experiencing this?
  2. How were you made to feel this way?
  3. What would you like to do with these feelings?

KWL: Know – Want to Know – Learned

  1. What do you already know about this?
  2. What more would you want to learn?
  3. What is something new you learned by looking closely?

Pro – Con – Neutral

  1. Why would people be in favor of this?
  2. Why would people be against it?
  3. What would be a neutral position?

How about sharing your thoughts?