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Inherit the WindOne of the climax scenes is when Henry Drummond calls Matthew Harrison Brady to the witness stand.  During this scene, Mr. Brady proclaims himself as an authority on the bible.  The following dialogue occurs.

Drummond:            “Do you believe that every word written in this book (holding a bible) should be.” taken literally?

Brady:            “Everything in the bible should be accepted exactly as given there.”

Based on what you have learned in class about reading scripture, would you agree with Mr. Brady’s statement, “Everything in the bible should be accepted exactly as given there.”  Explain your answer in two or three paragraphs.

The rubric that will be used to grade this assignment is located on the left side and is called Movie Study Assignment Rubric

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Use the links below to help you complete Part one of the assignment.

  1. Give five general facts about poverty in Canada.
  2. Describe four ways how children are affected by poverty in Canada.
  3. How does living in poverty affect students’ attitude and performance in school?
  4. What are two common misconceptions about poverty?
  5. List three things you could do to help alleviate poverty in Canada.

Canada without poverty

Free the Children

Wikipedia (Poverty in Canada)

Campaign 2000

Canada.com Report (Contains an articled entitled, Child poverty has lasting effects, study shows)

BC Teachers Federation (This will help you address question #3)

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Answer four of the following questions.   Your answers  must be five to ten or more sentences long.  Answer it in a word document, save it, and either print it off and hand in or e-mail it to me. Since this is an assignment and more effort is expected, it is worth much more than a reflection.  The rubric on the right titled, Movie Assignment Rubric, will be used to assess your response.

The Sermon on the Mount is all about Christian ethics. Christian ethics stresses the need for grace, compassion, and forgiveness because of human weakness.

Jimmy Johnston says: “Right here. Editorial says this fight is good as murder, and everybody associated with it should be hauled into court and prosecuted afterwards. They say the paper’s gettin’ all sorts of letters from people saying you’re their inspiration – like you saved their lives or somethin’. If you ask me, it’s a lotta crap… but if I’m gonna promote this fight, I’m not gettin’ hung out to dry if somethin’ happens to you”.

1)  As the quote illustrates, boxing is one of the most controversial of all sports. Is it morally wrong for men or women to use violence to earn money?  Is it morally (the distinction between right and wrong or holiness and unholiness) wrong to fight for money, or is boxing just a sport?

Reporter: Bob Johnson, Boston Globe. Two days ago, we ran a story about you giving your relief money back. Can you tell our readers why?

Jim Braddock: “I believe we live in a great country, a country that’s great enough to help a man financially when he’s in trouble. But lately, I’ve had some good fortune, and I’m back in the black. And I just thought I should return it.”

2)  What does Braddock’s response to the reporter say about his conscience (the inner sense of what is right or wrong or what is holy or unholy)?
3)  Braddock refused to use his poverty as an excuse to be dishonest or victimize others. Describe the scenes where he illustrated this?

4)  What issues do people today deal with that is similar to those of the Braddock family? How are today’s issues different? What sorts of new issues will children of the 21st century face?

5)  The scene where Braddock’s son explains why he stole is extremely powerful. Would you steal if your family hadn’t eaten in a week, or if your family’s ability to stay together depended on it? Explain why or why not?

6)  A theme in the movie is the struggle to do what is right or what is holy. Braddock teaches his son to make the correct decision about stealing. Braddock also makes a tough decision when he repays the government aid. Braddock clearly has a moral conscience. What would you do if when waiting for a teacher in his/her room, you see the upcoming test answers?  What does you answer say about your conscience (the inner sense of what is right or wrong or holiness)?

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Answer two of the following questions.  Your answers for both questions must be a minimum of five to ten or sentences.   Place your response in a word document, save it, and either print it off and hand in or e-mail it to me.  The rubric on the right titled, Reflection Rubric, will be used to evaluate your response.

The purpose of marriage is the mutual growth in holiness of the man and woman. From the movie, we see that Jimmy and Mae’s marriage was a true covenant (pledge) of love.

1)  Talk about some of the key scenes in the film that express the meaning of Jimmy and Mae’s marriage. What did their marriage mean to them in times of plenty and in times of want?

2)  How did Jimmy and Mae show their respect for one another? How did their covenant of love and respect grow over the duration of the film? What challenges did their covenant or pledge to one another have to meet so that the Braddock could stay a family?

3)  What were Jimmy and Mae’s beliefs about their family, their children? What did you think about the scene in which Jimmy has to take his son to return the salami he has stolen? What did the scene tell us about Jimmy’s moral character and his relationship with his son/children?

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Answer two of the following questions.  Your answers for both questions must be a minimum of five to ten or sentences.   Place your response in a word document, save it, and either print it off and hand in or e-mail it to me.  The rubric on the right titled, Reflection Rubric, will be used to evaluate your response.

Cinderella Man portrays a man who loved his family and would do anything for them—and Boxing is how he achieved the purpose of his life.

1)   Why did Jimmy Braddock struggle with his faith? What made him turn away from prayer and worship? Do you think he began to doubt God? Did a sense of failure have anything to do with it? Why?
2)  If you had been in Braddock’s wife, Mae’s place, would you have said anything different to encourage Jimmy in the practice of his faith? Do you think Mae showed wisdom in how she talked to Jimmy about faith and going to church? Why or why not?
3)  raddock had many qualities that could be viewed as truly religious or a man of faith.  Identify three of these qualities.

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Answer ALL of the following questions.  Your answer for question #1 should be two or three sentences.  Your answer for questions #2, 3, and 4  must be five to ten or more sentences long.  Answer it in a word document, save it, and either print it off and hand in or e-mail it to me. Since this is an assignment and more effort is expected, it is worth much more than a reflection.  The rubric on the right titled, Movie Assignment Rubric, will be used to evaluate your response.

1)  If you were to boil the message of this movie down to one sentence, what would it be?  Write a sentence or two explaining what scenes in the movie led you to this conclusion.
2)  Which of the main characters surprised you the most?  Explain why.

3)  Landon obviously had a “wall” up as far as his dad was concerned.  Eventually, Landon forgives his dad and thanks him for what he did for Jamie.  How might this “wall” have blocked Landon’s faith and experiencing God?  This movie clearly illustrates the power of love.  Describe one scene in the movie that showed how love brought about change.  Did the change brought about by love happen because the character(s) were open to God’s love?  Explain. 1 John 4:8 says Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. Could this be God bringing about changes in the characters as they opened themselves up to God’s love? Why or why not?

4)  What does the movie, A Walk to Remember,  say about faith and love, and their affects on people?  Support your response with examples from the movie.  What types of love were portrayed in the movie? Click on this link to learn about the different  Types of love.

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Answer the following two questions.  Your answers for both questions must be a minimum of five to ten or sentences.   Place your response in a word document, save it, and either print it off and hand in or e-mail it to me.  The rubric on the right titled, Reflection Rubric, will be used to evaluate your response.

1)  Eric, Landon’s friend, says, “This girl’s changed you, and you don’t even know it.” What changes in Landon did you notice in the movie?  Identify at least 3 specific changes you noticed and explain at least one of the scenes in the movie that show the change.  How do you explain these changes in Landon?
2)  Jamie tells Landon, “I don’t think getting out (of town) is the problem.  It’s figuring out what you want to do when you get there”. Will “getting out of here” solve problems?  Explain.  What is Jamie really trying to say?

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