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Additional Discussion Questions:
      Social-Emotional Learning
      Moral-Ethical Emphasis
            (Character Counts)

Other Sections:
      Selected Awards & Cast


Social-Emotional Learning Discussion Questions:

SURVIVING

1.  What aspects of Ralston's personality allowed him to survive his ordeal? Suggested Response: There is no one correct answer to this question. Any well supported response should be accepted.

2.   What is the significance of the fact that Ralston probably would not have survived had the rescue effort not been mounted and the helicopter and trained medical personnel had not been available. What if he had not met the family that sent for help? Suggested Response: It often takes both personal commitment and help from the outside in order to survive.



Moral-Ethical Emphasis Discussion Questions (Character Counts)

(TeachWithMovies.com is a Character Counts "Six Pillars Partner"
and uses The Six Pillars of Character to to organize ethical principles.)

Discussion Questions Relating to Ethical Issues will facilitate the use of this film to teach ethical principles and critical viewing. Additional questions are set out below.

RESPONSIBILITY

(Do what you are supposed to do; Persevere: keep on trying!; Always do your best; Use self-control; Be self-disciplined; Think before you act -- consider the consequences; Be accountable for your choices)


See Social Emotional Learning Question #1.

Discussion Questions Relating to Ethical Issues will facilitate the use of this film to teach ethical principles and critical viewing. Additional questions are set out below.



Selected Awards, Cast and Director:


Selected Awards: 2010 American Film Institute, Movie of the Year award; 2011 Academy Awards Nominations for: Best Picture, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Franco), Best Achievement in Film Editing, Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score, Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song, Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay,

Featured Actors: James Franco.

Director: Danny Boyle.











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