Inspired by the true story, Antwone Fisher is a compelling film that brings us through the journey of a Navy sailor who is prone to violent outbursts. Through the guidance of his psychiatrist, Antwone confronts his painful past and begins a quest to find the family he never knew.
Runtime: 120 minutes
You will receive 4 viewing guides (30 minutes/day), 4 homework assignments, a summary quiz, an anticipation guide (to engage the students and inform them of some of the issues that will arise throughout the film), and a final project. Feel free to use all of the material, or pick-and-choose the material that suits your needs.
This mini-unit is perfectly suited for...
*Health Teachers that are doing units on violence prevention, character education, or child abuse.
*English Teachers that are either doing a unit on empathy vs. sympathy or looking to build their students' vocabulary in a fun way. The viewing guides and homework assignments will get students to use new vocabulary words and empathize with the characters.
*Film Teachers. Not only does the film provide a fantastic launching pad for a variety of topics, but the final project asks the students to create their own storyboard.
*Teachers who are in-between units and need high-quality material to cover the days between marking periods.