Use a movie to alleviate classroom boredom and reinforce a skill. (My students always loved a movie break)
With this set of film choices, students see that to achieve a goal, hard work is involved. To achieve your dreams, you have to "do something." Most of us do not have our dreams handed to us.
Any one of these movies can be used for these Cause/Effect examples.
Secretariat is my favorite as I like to elaborate on how women's roles have changed since the 60's. I usually use this the end of the school year with my Dream Unit. That way, we can to do a compare/contrast to the current Triple Crown events.
For best results, preview the worksheet with students before viewing the movie.
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