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Overall B+

Although she is just one of many employees at a textile factory, Norma Rae (Sally Field) joins union organizer Reuben Warshowsky (Ron Liebmana) to try to create a better workplace for all.

Violence B
Sexual Content C+
Profanity C
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: PG

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Norma Rae

How did Norma Rae’s view of the world and her own abilities change when she began to stand up for her rights? What tactics did the mill executives take to discourage people from forming a union? What strategies do others use to keep people in a subordinate role? Who was Norma Rae a hero to?

How did Norma Rae’s vision of the world differ from Rueben’s? How did his love of books broaden his view? How did Norma Rae’s lack of education impact her chances for success? Is a university degree the only way to broaden your education?

How did Norma Rae’s willingness to stand up for the rights of workers affect the other employees in the factory? How can one person make positive changes for many people? Is there a time when you stood up for something important?