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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.
What incident causes Jamal has a sudden change of heart toward his teammates? How does his new attitude help him to treat others more kindly, and to teach the girls to improve their basketball skills? Do you think it’s possible to have a selfish attitude and still work together as a team?
What does this movie say about gender roles? Are the serious attempts to create empathy for woman undermined by Jamal’s (and other male characters’) rude comments and sexual innuendo?
If some of the events depicted in this movie were to really happen, how do you think the situation would be handled? How do you think professional sports sponsors would react? What might the team’s future be?