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Could you survive being stranded on a deserted island?

What is your motivation to live life to the fullest each day?

Chuck Noland is obsessed with time as a FedEx executive. When his plane goes down and he is stranded on a remote Pacific Island, he must transform himself physically, mentally, and emotionally in order to survive. Cast Away is an emotionally gripping movie that focuses on the paradoxes of life that we only experience in extreme situations.

Cast Away Companion Activities guides students to consider what they would do if their character was tested in a similar situation.

In order to complete these activities students will need to watch the movie Cast Away, which has a rating of PG-13 (intense action sequences and some disturbing images) and a run time of 2 hours and 23 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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