Remember The Titans
A scene from the film: Remember The Titans
Themes that are covered in this film clip: Respect of differences/ Understanding Others/Empathy
Are you familiar with the plot of Remember the Titans? Here’s a bit of background for you:
There are many kinds of pioneers. This movie tells the tale of one such pioneer and the football players whose lives he helped transform. Based on a true story in the 1970s, an African-American coach at a newly integrated high school must help his players not only win but, more importantly, look beyond appearances and see each other in new ways.
This 2000 film from Walt Disney Pictures is directed by Boaz Yakin and written by Gregory Allen Howard. It is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Oman and stars Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris, Ryan Hurst, Donald Faison, Craig Kirkwood, Ethan Suplee, Kip Pardue and Ryan Gosling.
- What divisions do you see in your school or neighborhood?
- How can you overcome those divisions?
- Why people hang out with others who have the same race, religion, abilities, socio-economic class, or sexual orientations, etc.?
- How do people form cliques?
(For educators or facilitators)
Have students pick a partner whom they haven’t gotten enough chance to get to know. In pair, let them interview their partners and get information about their likes and dislikes, hobbies, learning styles, cultures, favorite foods, families, etc. Have them list similarities and differences between them and report what they learned from the interviews about their partners. Have them write about how this activity make them view their partners or feel about them.