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Amish Grace

Based on book about the 2006 school shooting at Nichel Mines, Pennsylvania, this made-for-TV movie explores the amazing forgiveness extended by the Amish people toward the family of the man who murdered their daughters. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 94
Theater Release:
Video Release: 14 Sep 2010
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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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.

This made-for-TV movie is based upon the book written about the true story. Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy, is authored by Donald B. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt, and David L. Weaver-Zercher.

How does the script use Gideon and Ida to represent the various reactions a person might have in response to such a loss? What other characters are used to portray the possible feelings of victims, their families, friends and the public, as well as religious and non-religious individuals? What do you think you would do if this happened to you?

The Amish Elders say they will not allow hatred into their hearts. Is it a choice? They also tell Amy Roberts that she will likely face harsh judgment from others. Why? In what ways is she also a victim of her husband’s behavior?

When Katie struggles with angry emotions, her father asks her to think about how hate makes her feel. What do you think about Gideon’s belief that forgiveness will bring peace?

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