This film has inspired many students and is a regular at schools everywhere as it contains fantastic themes of social and racial prejudice, sportsmanship, teenage pregnancy, commitment and respect.
I wanted to make watching this film more educational for my students so I have developed a 10-page printable booklet to complete while watching the film. Ready to print and distribute. No more work needed!!
It is a highly visual activity with screenshots from the film to help students identify where they are up to, and what is happening. More importantly, I have tried to connect this true story to students own lives with some moral questions as well. There is some vocabulary, creative writing and inference tasks included.
There are a couple of low ability options for students who may have intellectual delays so that they may still complete this task and be involved.
This task can be completed in one sitting or spread out over several lessons. I have used it both ways and they have worked very well.