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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.
A local booster threatens to cut off his funding to the school when Coach Haskins recruits African Americans for the team. How does his attitude change during the film? What is behind his transformation?
What prejudices have to be overcome by the community? The Caucasian players? The African American players? What does Coach Haskins mean when he says, “Dignity is within you. Only you can give it away.”
Someone must make a stand in order to change history. What sacrifices do the coach and his family make? What fears do the players have to face? What other historical figures have taken simple but powerful positions?
Read a brief biography of Coach Haskins at the Basketball Hall of Fame site.