Can you rise above the suffering and adversity you encounter in your life?
Will you draw a new perspective and new wisdom from your experiences?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, Louis endured years of physical, mental, and emotional pain as one of the Japanese commanders isolated him for humiliation and punishment. Unbroken Companion Activities
helps us understand the horrors of war and the experiences that some humans are amazingly able to survive.
In order to complete these activities students will need to watch the movie Unbroken
, which has a rating of PG-13 (war violence including intense sequences of brutality, and for brief language) and a run time of 2 hours and 17 minutes.WARNING:
This is a DEEP LEARNING lesson plan to help students employ a LEADERSHIP approach to SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING.
The activities in this lesson will challenge students to move closer to mastery in the following skills: leadership, cooperation with others, creativity, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, problem solving, and judgment and decision making.
Each of our Companion Activities lesson plans includes the following activities:
- 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.
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