Unbroken is the emotional story of Olympic athlete Louis Zamperini who was lost at sea when his plane went down during World War II. Eventually landing in a Japanese prisoner of war camp, Louie must endure years of physical, mental, and emotional pain as one of the Japanese commanders isolates him for humiliation and punishment. This movie helps us understand the horrors of war and the experiences that some humans are amazingly able to survive.
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.
-A partner/group activity that takes the principles of the movie and asks students to take action and grow in their own lives.
-A RAFT (Role-Audience-Format-Topic) writing prompt to help students apply their new knowledge.
-Were They Successful? graphic organizer based on The 12 Fundamentals of Success
Rating: PG-13 for war violence including intense sequences of brutality, and for brief language
Length: 2 hours, 17 minutes