What Does it Mean to Be Resilient?

Imagine the determination it would take to build a helicopter out of scrap. Now imagine doing it while hindered by the effects of polio. Everything is Incredible, a short film by Tyler Bastian, introduces Agustin who has been working on his helicopter since 1958. After viewing the film, viewers are asked to reflect on what it means to be resilient.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have class members share their response to the writing prompts in small groups before conducting a whole class discussion of their reflections on the film 
Classroom Considerations
  • A link to the film is provided in the Included Materials section of this review, as well as a link to a teaching guide
  • The six-page packet includes a brief plan, discussion questions, and writing prompts
  • None