Queen of Katwe: Film Guide

Queen of Katwe
Queen of Katwe




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A film guide that looks at Queen of Katwe (2016), the true story of young Ugandan girl Phiona Mutesi who on being introduced to the game went on to become an international chess champion.

This guide is useful for exploring topics including PSHE Education, Geography, Maths and English in addition to highlighting themes surrounding African countries, family, community, poverty, gender, sports, sporting events, growing up and anti-bullying.

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This Resource Supports

  • English
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • PSHE Education

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