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Would you have the guts to NOT fight back?

Jackie Robinson is a hero for breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball. But we all have the potential to be a hero in our own way. We just need to display the courage we have inside in the midst of life’s storms.

 42 shows the emotions and character of Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn Dodgers owner Branch Rickey, and other teammates and opponents of Robinson. We see the depth of emotional and spiritual pain that Jackie Robinson felt in order to conquer this amazing feat.

42 Companion Activities is an excellent opportunity to teach about the cultural and social history of the United States as well character education and life skills that are still relevant in today’s society.

WARNING!

The activities in these lessons are designed for
DEEP LEARNING.

They will challenge students to move closer to mastery in the following skills:

LEADERSHIP
COOPERATION WITH OTHERS
CREATIVITY
CRITICAL THINKING
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
PROBLEM SOLVING
JUDGMENT & DECISION-MAKING

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Our companion activities lesson plans help students apply principles and fundamentals to their own lives so they can become better leaders.

These activities are designed to help students meet social and emotional learning standards by developing self-reflection, leadership, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.

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It's not easy to turn a losing basketball team into winners. But Coach Ken Carter discovered winning on the scoreboard was the easiest part of his job.

Coach Carter is based on the true story of Ken Carter, who took over as the high school basketball coach of the inner-city Richmond Oilers. Carter used discipline and high standards in an effort to teach the young men he worked with how to win in life, as well as on the basketball court.

The greatest lesson Coach Carter's players learned is that true champions experience victory within themselves...no matter the outcome on the scoreboard.

Each of our companion activities lesson plans includes the following activities to help students meet Social & Emotional Learning standards:

  • Reflection: allows students to journal about one of the movie’s themes prior to watching.
  • Analysis: questions and prompts to analyze the characters, plot, and climax of the movie.
  • Practice & Discussion: a partner/group activity that takes the principles of the movie and asks students to take action and grow in their own lives.
  • Extension: a RAFT (Role-Audience-Format-Topic) writing prompt to help students apply their new knowledge.
  • Lead for Impact: challenges students to pinpoint how the hero of the story exhibited The 12 Fundamentals of Success and then synthesize how they can apply the lessons to writing their own story.

What customers are saying about Invincible Companion Activities:

"Good range of questions that give students opportunity to think critically, make connections and provide opinions."

-Shelley O.

"Good writing prompt."

-Linda S.

What customers are saying about When the Game Stands Tall Companion Activities:

"I have used this for 2 years now with my high school students with emotional disabilities. Thank you!"

-Jo A.

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What customers are saying about Glory Road Companion Activities:

"Great resource for an amazing movie! I used Glory Road as part of our Character development classroom days. This worksheet gave me a way to help ensure students paid attention and gave us good discussion material."

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"This movie was a great discussion starter on race and personal ethics. The review kept them listening and learning from the action packed movie."

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"This was a great addition to my baseball unit for intensive reading."

-Christopher H.

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What customers are saying about We Are Marshall Companion Activities:

"Although this wasn't designed for distance learning, I was able to put the sheets as a background in google slides for my kiddos. Thanks for the resource!"

-Lauren B.

I HAVE A DREAM is a growing bundle of our movie companion activity products focused on Race and Culture:

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