Green Book - movie and tasks




Watch the movie in class, then work on the tasks below. 





TASK: Fill in the blanks using the vocabulary below:

respect, segregation
tough bouncer, renovations
offer, friendship        
respect, classical       
hardly enthused, deep South
The Negro Motorist Green Book, clashing  


In 1962, Tony "Tony Lip" Vallelonga, a _______   __________, is looking for work with his nightclub is closed for _____________. The most promising ______ turns out to be the driver for the African-American classical pianist Don Shirley for a concert tour into the Deep South states. Although ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­  _______   __________,  at working for a black man, Tony accepts the job and they begin their trek armed with _______   __________  _______   __________, a travel guide for safe travel through America's racial segregation. Together, the snobbishly erudite pianist and the crudely practical bouncer can barely get along with their ____________ attitudes to life and ideals. However, as the disparate pair witness and endure America's appalling injustices on the road, they find a newfound _____________for each other's talents and heart to face them together. In doing so, they would nurture a friendship and understanding that would change both their lives.

Text written by Kenneth Chisholm (,




What was the “green book”?
When was it used?

Who was it aimed at?
What did it contain?

Who was Martin Luther King and how is he relevant?
What other personalities are mentioned in the movie?



Compare and contrast the two main characters and how they are presented in the movie. In what way are they different and alike? Discuss or write your answer.















What states are considered south? Read this and note some of the southern states in the US

Using this map and trace their journey in the movie:


Which states did they go to and where are these states located?

State                                                                          Location















Racial segregation became the law in most parts of the American South until the Civil Rights Movement. These laws, known as Jim Crow laws, forced segregation of facilities and services, prohibited intermarriage, and denied the right to vote. Here are some of the laws:

·      All persons licensed to conduct a restaurant, shall serve either white people exclusively or colored people exclusively and shall not sell to the two races within the same room or serve the two races anywhere under the same license. Georgia

·      White and colored people can’t be served in the same restaurant unless there are separate entrances for them and they are separated by a wall at least seven feet high (Alabama)

·      White and colored audience members must sit in separate sections at any public hall, theatre, opera house, movie theatre, or place of public entertainment. (Virginia) 

·      Negroes and white persons are not allowed to play cards, dominoes, checkers, baseball, softball, football, basketball, or pool with each other. (Alabama)

·      Every employer of white or negro males shall provide for such white or negro males reasonably accessible and separate toilet facilities. Alabama


Reflect on these laws with a friend or in class. 

What did you learn from seeing the movie and working with this topic? What did you find most interesting with this topic, why? 
Write a reflection or reflect in class.






Skissert over. 

TASKS kan differensieres ved å endre ord, eller la noen jobbe med en oppgave, andre med en annen. De kan også gjøres i sammenheng.

En annen mulighet er å jobbe med fagstoffet før en ser filmen. 

Kunnskap, mestring, forståelse og refleksjon i oppgavene. 

Filmen "Green Book"