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Invincible Movie Lesson Plan


  • This resource is a downloadable PDF
  • Ideal for Grades 7-12
  • Perfect for Sports Teams, Life Skills, Character Education, or Leadership classes
  • Aligned to Common Core State Standards
  • Activities designed to help students meet Social & Emotional Learning Competencies

Invincible Movie Lesson Plan helps teachers show their students that it is never too late in life to chase your dreams.

After completing Invincible Movie Lesson plan, students will gain understanding in pursuing their dreams, overcoming obstacles, and enjoying the journey.

Are you crazy enough to believe in your dreams even when no one else does?

Invincible is the underdog story of Vince Papale, who took advantage of an open tryout under new coach Dick Vermeil to become a 30-year-old rookie with the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL. Papale’s story shows he has the heart to be a true champion.

Invincible Movie Lesson Plan emphasizes the importance of taking risks, believing in yourself, and how courage can inspire others and give them hope.

In order to complete these activities, students will need to watch the movie Invincible, which has a rating of PG and a run time of 1 hour and 45 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 Invincible 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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