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SUBJECTS — Sports/Basketball; U.S. 1991 - Present; Diversity;
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING — Sportsmanship; Breaking Out;
MORAL-ETHICAL EMPHASIS — Responsibility; Fairness.
Age: 10+; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Documentary; 1994; 169 minutes; Color.
This documentary follows the high school careers of two black teenage boys from the Chicago slums. Both have been identified as having extraordinary talent for basketball and both dream of escape from poverty through an NBA contract.
The TeachWithMovies.com Learning Guide to Hoop Dreams will help teachers show the interaction between talented athletes and the schools that hold the key to their future.
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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 discussion question from the Learning Guide to Hoop Dreams.
What percentage of high school basketball stars go on to long term careers in the NBA or in professional basketball in other countries?
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