The Pursuit of Happyness is based on the real-life story of Chris Gardner, who battled adversity to achieve his dream of becoming a stockbroker. The story reveals the struggles that Chris endured, including being homeless with his son, while he seized opportunities to make his vision become a reality.
Each of our movie lessons and activities includes response/discussion questions that students can answer on paper or the teacher can use as starters for whole group discussion. In addition, there is a partner/group activity that takes the principles of the movie and asks students to take action and grow in their own lives. Finally, there is a RAFT (Role-Audience-Format-Topic) writing prompt to help students apply their new knowledge. There are two copies of each page, one in color and one in black and white.
Length: 2 hours, 25 minutes