Cinderella Man Lesson Plan

Grade Levels
8th - 11th, Homeschool
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14 pages
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Cinderella Man Lesson Plan helps teachers engage their students with powerful activities to use with the inspiring story told in the movie Cinderella Man.

After completing Cinderella Man Lesson Plan, students will gain clarity and understanding in pursuing their dreams, overcoming obstacles, and living by principles.

Would you be willing to fight to help your family survive?

Jim Braddock was on the ledge of despair. Fighting for his family's survival during the Great Depression, Braddock resurrected his boxing career to feed his family.

Cinderella Man Lesson Plan analyzes this tremendous movie which combines thrilling action with emotional drama. The story reveals how one man can make a difference in the lives of his loved ones and inspire others to fight with courage.

In order to complete these activities students will need to view the movie Cinderella Man, which has a rating of PG-13 for intense boxing violence and some language and a run time of 2 hours and 25 minutes.

Each of our Leadership at the Movies lesson plans includes the following activities:

Reflection: allows students to journal about one of the movie's themes prior to watching.

Analysis: questions and prompts to analyze the characters, plot, and climax of the movie.

Practice & Discussion: a partner/group activity that takes the principles of the movie and asks students to take action and grow in their own lives.

Extension: a RAFT (Role-Audience-Format-Topic) writing prompt to help students apply their new knowledge.

Lead for Impact: challenges students to pinpoint how the hero of the story exhibited The 12 Fundamentals of Impact and then synthesize how they can apply the lessons to writing their own story.

WARNING: This is a DEEP LEARNING lesson plan to help students employ a LEADERSHIP approach to SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING.

These activities are designed to help students meet the following Social & Emotional Learning Competencies as outlined by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL):

⭐ Develop SELF-AWARENESS and SELF-MANAGEMENT skills to achieve school and life success.

⭐ Use SOCIAL-AWARENESS and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS.

⭐ Demonstrate DECISION-MAKING skills and responsible behaviors in personal, school, and community contexts.

The activities in Cinderella Man Lesson Plan will challenge students to move closer to mastery in the following skills: leadership, cooperation with others, creativity, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, problem solving, and judgment and decision making.

⚠This is a DIGITAL ACTIVITY which allows teachers to assign the work through Google classroom via TpT Easel and students enter their responses digitally.

⚠Teachers may also DOWNLOAD the PDF and distribute copies to students.

Cinderella Man Lesson Plan is also part of the following bundle:

Leadership from Movies Mega Bundle (includes ALL of our movie lesson plans)

Are you looking for daily journal prompts to help teenage students reach their full potential? Journal Writing Prompts for High School is the resource you need to provide your students with the tools to develop the confidence and character to live for impact!


Total Pages
14 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


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