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The Red Badge of Courage
SUBJECTS — U.S./1860 - 1865; Literature/U.S.;
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING — Courage in War; Redemption;
MORAL-ETHICAL EMPHASIS — Responsibility.
Age: 10+; Drama; 1951; 70 minutes; B & W.
This adaptation of Stephen Crane's classic novel follows the experience of a raw recruit to the Union Army through his first two days of battle.
The TeachWithMovies.com Learning Guide to The Red Badge of Courage provides discussion questions to help introduce children to the Civil War and the themes of the novel.
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To give you a sense of how our Learning Guides can be used by teachers to develop lesson plans, and by parents to supplement school curriculum or for homeschooling, we have set out below a few discussion questions suggested by the Learning Guide to The Red Badge of Courage.
How did Henry Fleming change during the film?
When Fleming was standing sentry in the moonlight by the river, why did the rebel soldier call to him to go back into the shadows? Why didn't the rebel soldier just shoot him?
What types of guns were the soldiers using? How did they work?
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