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Football is life.

This is the mentality in many communities across our country. And it's not just football. Many sports bring a fever to the people involved at all levels.

Sports can bring great pride to a community...but does it come at a cost?

Friday Night Lights is the story of the Odessa-Permian High School football team and their journey to the Texas state championship game. The movie exposes the many facets of high school sports and how the game impacts the lives of everyone involved.

Friday Night Lights Companion Activities is a great resource to start a discussion on the role of high school sports in our society. In addition, it helps students dive into the topic of the pressures they face both on and off the field.

In order to complete these activities students will need to watch the movie Friday Night Lights, which has a rating of PG-13 for thematic issues, sexual content, language, and some teen drinking and a run time of 1 hour and 58 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:
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