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SUBJECTS — Sports/Football; U.S./Diversity;
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING — Friendship; Grieving;
MORAL-ETHICAL EMPHASIS — Respect and Caring.
Age: 10+; MPAA Rating: G; Drama; 1972; 74 minutes; Color.
Brian's Song tells of the friendship between professional football players Gale Sayers, who was black, and Brian Piccolo, who was white. The tale ends with Piccolo's tragic death from cancer.
The TeachWithMovies.com Learning Guide to Brian's Song shows teachers how to emphasize the lessons contained in the movie, lessons about sportsmanship, friendship between men, interracial friendships, and courage in the face of injury and disease.
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Brian's Song is a tale of friendship that transcends race. Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo are role models for students who participate in sports.
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To demonstrate how our Learning Guides can be used by teachers to improve lesson plans, we have set out below a set of discussion question from the Learning Guide to Brian's Song.
Why was the fact that two men of different races could room together and become friends so important that it was a major theme in this true-to-life film?
What does that say about race relations in the United States in the late 1960s, the time of the events described in this film?
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