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The Miracle Season 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

The Miracle Season Movie Lesson Plan helps teachers bring important lessons about dealing with loss and living a life that inspires others to their students.

After completing The Miracle Season Movie Lesson Plan, students will gain a greater understanding of what it takes to overcome obstacles, be a lighthouse, and focus on fulfillment.

The Miracle Season is based on the inspiring true story of the Iowa City West High School girl’s volleyball team. After the tragic loss of star player Caroline “Line” Found, the team must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach, Kathy Bresnahan, in hopes of winning the state championship.

Would you have the strength to go on after losing a friend?

Is it possible for you to live a life that inspires others?

The Miracle Season Movie Lesson Plan shows us how the team, school, and community discover the power of one person’s example to help us live in a whole new way.

In order to complete these activities, students will need to watch the movie The Miracle Season, which has a rating of PG and a run time of 1 hour and 41 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 Miracle Season 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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