TV with Teachable Moments by wangnianwu

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									          TV with Teachable Moments
                      A Walk in My Shoes
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Synopsis:
Stressed-out high school teacher Trish Fahey can’t understand her
students’ lack of effort and why their parents don’t seem to care. This
is especially true of Justin Kremer, a popular, skateboard-loving,
basketball star who is underperforming in her class. Trish has him
suspended from the team and quickly chalks up the situation as a
case of bad parenting.

But this perspective dramatically changes when Trish meets Molly, a
mysterious stranger intent on helping her see things differently. When
Trish wrecks her car, Molly is there as Trish wakes to find herself
living the life of Cindy Kremer, the woman she has personally judged
and criticized. Trish discovers that there is often more to the story and
learns a powerful lesson that affects everyone she interacts with. Her
husband, her daughter, the Marine next door... No one is left
unchanged.
               Grade School Discussion Starter

Everyone goes through hard times. Not making a sports team, getting
teased at school, or having a loved one deployed overseas can be
really hard things to deal with. When you go through hard times, it’s
great to know that you have friends and family to count on.

Sometimes, words like, “you’re doing a great job” or “I think you can
do it” are really encouraging. Think of one friend who is going through
a difficult time or just feeling down. Write three things you can say to
them to make them feel a little better.

1.__________________________________________________________
2.__________________________________________________________
3.__________________________________________________________

Good friends are always thinking of ways to encourage each other.
Sometimes a pat on the back or a simple homemade gift can make
someone’s day. List three kind things you can do to encourage your
friend.

1.__________________________________________________________
2.__________________________________________________________
3.__________________________________________________________

Sometimes one good friend is all you need. Have you ever had a
friend who helped you through a hard time? Think of one way that
having a friend changed your life.

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               Grade School Worksheet

    Arrange the following words in alphabetical order:


Marines                      1.
Navy                         2.
Coast Guard                  3.
Army                         4.
Air Force                    5.
Defend                       6.
Shoes                        7.
Soldier                      8.
Kindness                     9.
Service                      10.
Family                       11.
Friendship                   12.
Honor                        13.
            A Walk in My Shoes

C   U   P   W   M   I   A   V   K   L   P   K   U   M   N
F   O   T   V   J   H   C   D   A   A   I   W   W   A   S
M   A   A   F   W   W   V   Z   P   U   H   U   V   D   F
A   S   M   S   D   N   E   F   E   D   S   Y   A   F   M
J   I   H   I   T   Y   M   R   A   G   D   U   M   T   E
U   J   R   O   L   G   R   Y   M   R   N   R   L   P   S
W   I   V   F   E   Y   U   N   B   W   E   Z   C   N   S
F   B   R   P   O   S   Z   A   V   H   I   A   Z   S   S
H   O   N   O   R   R   K   Z   R   Z   R   H   E   O   G
P   Y   I   L   H   J   C   R   Z   D   F   N   L   I   S
E   C   I   V   R   E   S   E   O   P   D   D   S   Y   B
U   M   Z   G   U   C   M   T   F   N   I   B   D   P   S
T   S   B   X   R   W   C   N   I   E   T   W   T   B   A
Q   X   H   M   F   M   E   K   R   I   D   K   J   G   N
S   E   N   I   R   A   M   K   H   Z   W   P   C   N   P


     AIRFORCE                        HONOR
       ARMY                         KINDNESS
    COASTGUARD                      MARINES
      DEFEND                          NAVY
      FAMILY                        SERVICE
    FRIENDSHIP                       SHOES
               Jr. High Literary Terms Worksheet

What major events took place in A Walk in My Shoes’ exposition?
___________________________________________________________
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What triggered the inciting moment?
___________________________________________________________
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List three rising actions:
1.__________________________________________________________
2.__________________________________________________________
3.__________________________________________________________

Identify the climax:
___________________________________________________________
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List three falling actions:
1.__________________________________________________________
2.__________________________________________________________
3.__________________________________________________________

How did the characters find resolution in the denouement?
___________________________________________________________
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                       Sr. High Literary Worksheet
The protagonist is the leading character, hero, or heroine in a drama. Who
is the protagonist in A Walk in My Shoes?
___________________________________________________________

What are three major character traits of the protagonist?
1. _________________________________________________________
2. _________________________________________________________
3. _________________________________________________________

All good stories involve a struggle or conflict. What is the central conflict in
A Walk in My Shoes?
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________

The protagonist’s primary struggle is against:

   o   Society
   o   Himself
   o   An Antagonist
   o   Nature
   o   The Supernatural
   o   Technology
   o   Destiny

How does the protagonist change through the course of the film?
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
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Which character do you most indentify with and why?
___________________________________________________________
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                Jr. High/Sr. High Discussion Prompts

Without knowing anything about the Kremmers’ situation, Trish Fahey
formed negative opinions about them. Only when she was forced to “walk
a mile in Cindy’s shoes” did she began to understand their situation.

    Have you ever judged someone only to find out later there was more
     to that person’s situation than you originally thought?
    How did living in Cindy Kremmer’s shoes help Trish Fahey become
     a better person?

Officer Fahey, Toby Fahey and Jake all show acts of kindness throughout
the movie.

    What did these acts of kindness mean to the people who received
     them?
    What are some practical ways you can show kindness to the people
     around you?

Even though he didn’t really mean it, Justin had told his father in anger, “I
hate you!” and those turned out to be the last words he spoke to his dad.

    Have you ever said something hurtful that you later regretted?
    When you do say something you regret, what can you do to make
     things right with that person?

By helping the Kremmer family, Jake was helped in dealing with the pain
and guilt of his girlfriend’s death.

    Have you ever had a problem or issue you felt you couldn’t
     overcome?
    How might helping someone else help you with your need?
                  Jr. High/Sr. High Essay Prompts

Big and small events in can change the course of our lives. Describe an
experience that changed your life. What were you like before this
experience? How did that experience make you the person you are today?

We all make snap judgments about others. Describe a time when you had
the chance to walk in someone else’s shoes. How did that experience
change the way you live?

Sometimes small acts of kindness make a big difference. Describe a time
when someone said or did something kind to you. How did that act of
kindness change you?

								
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