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1000 to 1 Movie Lesson Plan


  • This resource is a downloadable PDF
  • Ideal for Grades 6-12
  • Perfect for Sports Teams, Language Arts, Life Skills, Character Education, or Leadership classes
  • Aligned to Common Core State Standards
  • Activities designed to help students meet Social & Emotional Learning Competencies

1000 to 1 Movie Lesson Plan helps teachers show their students the inspiring story of a young man who developed his character through adversity and made an impact on others.

After completing 1000 to 1 Movie Lesson Plan, students will knowledge and clarity in having a vision, growing character skills, and focusing on fulfillment.

Are you using your sport or activity to become a better version of yourself or is your activity using you?

1001 to 1 is the true story of Cory Weissman, a college basketball player at Gettysburg College, who suffered a stroke and was eventually able to overcome physical and emotional setbacks to return to the court.

1000 to 1 Movie Lesson Plan helps students see that within all of our trials and setbacks are opportunities to be a lighthouse to others.

In order to complete these activities, students will need to watch the movie 1000 to 1, which has a run time of 1 hour and 39 minutes.


Each of our Leadership at the Movies lesson plans includes the following activities:

✅ Reflection: allows students to journal about one of the movie’s themes prior to watching.

✅ Analysis: questions and prompts to analyze the characters, plot, and climax of the movie.

✅ Practice & Discussion: a partner/group activity that takes the principles of the movie and asks students to take action and grow in their own lives.

✅ Extension: a RAFT (Role-Audience-Format-Topic) writing prompt to help students apply their new knowledge.

✅ Lead for Impact: challenges students to pinpoint how the hero of the story exhibited The 12 Fundamentals of Impact and then synthesize how they can apply the lessons to writing their own story.


WARNING: This is a DEEP LEARNING lesson plan to help students employ a LEADERSHIP approach to SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING.

These activities are designed to help students meet the following Social & Emotional Learning Competencies as outlined by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL):

⭐ Develop SELF-AWARENESS and SELF-MANAGEMENT skills to achieve school and life success.

⭐ Use SOCIAL-AWARENESS and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS.

⭐ Demonstrate DECISION-MAKING skills and responsible behaviors in personal, school, and community contexts.


The activities in 1000 to 1 Movie Lesson Plan will challenge students to move closer to mastery in the following skills: leadership, cooperation with others, creativity, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, problem solving, and judgment and decision making.



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