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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.
How do you think the actual job of an admission officer compares with the depiction in this movie? How realistic do you think other careers are portrayed in films? How well do you think Jeremiah would do at Princeton considering his academic experience? What are the challenges he would face? Is the university route for everyone? In what other ways can a person gain career skills?
Do you think private or magnet schools prepare students better for a university experience than public schools? Why or why not? Should extracurricular activities be considered in an application? How involved should parents be in promoting their child?
Why does one of the characters in this movie believe it is not healthy to need other people? Do you agree?
Why are both Portia and John anxious to leave behind their childhood experiences? What do they each dislike about their upbringing? Would you want your children to have a similar or different childhood than you had?