This 60-page movie guide for "The Pursuit of Happyness" allows you to share this inspirational film with your students while also incorporating meaningful writing and literature learning activities aligned to Common Core Standards.
Student Resources (33 pages) include:
Coming Attractions (Pre-Viewing Activities):
•The American Dream Brainstorming
•The American Dream: Agree or Disagree
Feature Film (During-Viewing Assignments):
•"Good with Numbers, Good with People" Graphic Organizer
•Overcoming Struggles Graphic Organizer
•Path to the American Dream
•Journal Entries to Recall, React, and Reflect
Closing Credits (Post-Viewing Assignments):
•Letter of Recommendation
•American Dream Letter
•My American Dream
•Learning from Failure
***"Includes assignments that tie in with "The Great Gatsby!"***
Teacher's Guide (27 pages) includes:
•Setting, Plot, and Characters
•Parent & Administration Informational Letters
•Learning Objectives & Common Core Standards
•Answer Keys, Grading Rubrics, and Sample Responses
•Extension Ideas & Suggested Resources
Suggested Age Range/Grade Level: ages 12 and up, grades 7-12
Appropriate for English/Language Arts/Literature classes or any class that you want to motivate and inspire your students to work hard to pursue their dreams. Please view the film first to deem if it is appropriate for your students/grade level/school.
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