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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.
On the train ride, Daryl and Freddie discuss the importance of “Harvard” smarts vs. street smarts. What roles should book learning and common sense play in a person’s education? Is one more valuable than the other?
Although Daryl was highly-educated and wealthy in comparison to Freddy, he sometimes lacks courtesy and respect when dealing with others, particularly those who are in service occupations. In comparison how does Freddy treat people? Did this make a difference to how they were received?
Many of the characters in this story were not who they appeared to be. How did Daryl choose whom he should trust? Some of the characters were put into positions of risk. Was this fair, or ethical?