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What is your identity?

Are you living life on autopilot and simply reacting to the world around you? Or do you relentlessly search for who you are?

Coach John Harrison starts to lose his basketball team as his town's manufacturing plant closes and enrollment at Brookside Christian School drops. He finds himself in a new role as the school's cross country coach and things don't look promising when his team consists of one girl with asthma. But John discovers people and situations are placed in our lives for a reason. He not only helps his runner, Hannah, became a better runner, but he helps her heal old wounds and learn how to run the race of life.

Overcomer Companion Activities helps students learn a great message of how our faith can give meaning to anything we experience in life.

In order to complete these activities students will need to watch the movie Overcomer, which has a rating of PG and a run time of 1 hour and 59 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.

This product is also part of the following bundles:
Building Champions: Mega Bundle Access to ALL our Movie Companion Activities

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