The movie October Sky is a great choice during the holiday season. It focuses on a young man from a coal mining town whose destiny seems to be in the coal mines. However, he and a small group of comrades take advantage of opportunities and make choices that change their destinies. This movie focuses on character, grit, & science and make us all think about being grateful for what we have.
This one page worksheet includes 3 writing prompts to use following the movie.
There is one scene in the movie which implies sexuality. Homer and his date are in a car and are "parked" and then a train is shown his its whistle blowing. You may choose to skip this scene. Please preview the movie.
A permission slip is included.
The movie is 1 hour and 48 minutes. The writing prompts take a typical student about 30 minutes to complete.