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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.
Torrance’s mother is concerned about her daughter’s slipping grades, and thinks she is spending too much time on cheerleading. Are her concerns justified? Is Torrance’s determination to excel in this area admirable? What future employment opportunities exist for professional cheerleaders or the skills required for the sport?
What do the attitudes displayed by Torrance’s boyfriend Aaron (Richard Hillman) and Missy’s brother Cliff (Jesse Bradford) indicate to us about their real personality traits and their true feelings toward Torrance? What signs in the early part of the movie did you see that would indicate Aaron’s real interest in Torrance?