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The Longshots Movie Lesson Plan


  • This resource is a downloadable PDF
  • Ideal for Grades 6-9
  • 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

The Longshots Movie Lesson Plan helps teachers share a story with their students about a young girl who doesn’t feel likes she fits in a certain mold and needs to break free.

After completing The Longshots Movie Lesson Plan, students will gain understanding in pursuing their dreams, seeking excellence, and overcoming obstacles.

Sometimes the underdog shows us we need to think differently and challenge the status quo in our lives. In The Longshots, Jasmine is a girl who doesn’t seem to fit in at school, but with the help of her Uncle Curtis, she finds a place to belong on the town’s Pop Warner football team.

The Longshots Movie Lesson Plan teaches us about breaking down stereotypes, the power of second chances, and the importance of strong family and community relationships.

In order to complete these activities, students will need to watch the movie The Longshots, which has a rating of PG and a run time of 1 hour and 35 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 The Longshots 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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