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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.
Walt’s neighborhood is made up of many immigrants including Walt’s own family, who have a Polish ancestry, and his Irish barber. Does Walt take that into consideration when he forms an opinion about the new arrivals on his street? Why is it easy to judge all people from a specific race, ethnic group or religious denomination as being the same? Why is this a dangerous assumption?
What has hindered Walt’s relationship with his children? How does that change with Thao and Sue?
What challenges do immigrants face? What kinds of programs or involvement from local citizens can lessen the difficulty for new arrivals?