Super Size Me Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Use this lesson plan to analyze and discuss information presented in the movie 'Super Size Me.' Students will read an informational text, analyze information, discuss validity, and draw conclusions. Afterwards, they'll apply knowledge with an engaging activity.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • examine and analyze information presented in the movie Super Size Me
  • cite textual evidence to support analysis of the film
  • discuss and draw conclusions about information found in Super Size Me


1.5 hours to watch the movie & 2-3 hours for lesson. Additional time will be required for the activity


  • Movie Super Size Me (2004)
  • Copies of the lesson quiz, one for each student
  • Paper
  • Pencils

Key Vocabulary

  • Control group
  • Peer review

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.3

Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.6

Compare the point of view of two or more authors for how they treat the same or similar topics, including which details they include and emphasize in their respective accounts.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.7

Integrate quantitative or technical analysis (e.g., charts, research data) with qualitative analysis in print or digital text.

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