The authoritarian coaching style, demonstrated mostly by coach Boon, helped the team become more cohesive and strong. After a victory in one big game, Coach Boone chartered a plane for the team's trip home. Additional Assignments Continued from the Learning Guide. Under the seniority system then prevailing in Alexandria, Yoast had the right to the head coaching job at T. It's not unusual in the sense that during this period many courageous black men and women, like Coach Boone, took risks to change society. They did not want to work out their differences.
The Sports Story: Football is a sport of teamwork and emotion. That is why I say Gerry and Julius maintained a healthy sense of camaraderie. This is the essence if disloyalty. They look up, and in front of them is the cemetery where the Battle of Gettysburg was fought. This particular aspect of the theory is highlighted at the beginning of the football training camp when Coach Boone requires each Black student to meet with each White student, individually, and both students must learn personal details about his counterpart.
This was unthinkable, but the problem was that if they wanted to play football they had to overcome these hurdles, therefore not leaving them a lot of choices. What can we learn from him? In Remember the Titans, Denzel Washington truly captures the power of what happened on the T. If they communicated in a civil manner with the other race it was like committing an awful sin. Furthermore, the movie gives us hope because towards the end of the movie, the issues presented were overcome because everyone had a chance to get to know each other and consider the other person. We gon' change the way we win. Prior to football training camp, both the black and white students came with a prejudice and stereotype of the other race, causing much discrimination, as well as verbal and physical conflicts between the teammates.
Think of the situations just shown and described: Is Coach Boone using the team as a means to an end? During the first 30 minutes of Remember the Titans, the film mostly showed the two. The majority of the time they approached their conflict with avoidance. At least one of the adults should not have been active. Should Coach Boone have taken the job in the first place or should he have insisted that Yoast get the job? Step 3: See Individuals, Not Just Group Members One of the more esoteric criteria that Allport pointed out is that for stereotypes to really be eliminated, each group must see members of the opposite group as separate individuals and not simply as a representative of the entire group. They learnt to appreciate the meaning of trusting a man? Campbell saw the fight and came to Bertier's rescue.
In 2000 the football team was starved for resources while the T. Coach Boone applied his racially neutral attitude across the board and if a white boy was a better player than a black student, he got the position. Suggested Response: According to Coach Boone, winning was very important to the bonding experience, along with communication, and getting to know the other team members. Racial prejudice was prominent and the leaders within the community were pushing integration. He also forced black and white players to room together and get to know one another. What do you imagine a lifetime of humiliation and despair would look like? This happened all over the South, perhaps haltingly at times, with backsliding often, but ultimately the actions of people like Boone, Yoast, Bertier and Campbell improved the lives of many people in that region. Boone takes over from the current coach Bill Yoast , and in a show of respect, Boone offers an assistant coordinator coaching position to Yoast.
The closer they became the more they forgot about their differences and the more they defended their friendship. This movie is pure hatred, wrapped up in an emotional facade. No claim to copyright is made as to those items. Yoast's reservations about Boone fell away as he realized that Boone treated every player, black or white, in the same tough manner, that Boone lived and breathed football, and that he knew what he was doing as a coach. Group Presentation Introduce the movie briefly and then show the entire movie or a clip.
But we can make a difference in our community, we can start healthy conversations about race and equality, and we can walk hand in hand with all races. At that time, if white families in Alexandria could afford it, they usually sent their kids to private schools. However, there were some intervening factors that added unusual and unexpected into the decision. The very first time the whole team met it was blacks on one side and whites on the other they refused to accept each other as teammates or even as people. Early in the movie Gerry and Julius would not acknowledge one another, they were like enemies. There was also a class division because Hammond had served a relatively wealthy district.
Sullivan -- Nonfiction -- Grades 5 and up; and I am Third by Gale Sayers and Al Silverman -- Nonfiction -- Grades 6 and up. The state championship was a cake walk and the season ended with the Titans ranked second in the country. Racism is the belief that the color of ones skin makes one different and a specific color is more superior to other racial groups. What were the similarities in the coaching styles of Boone and Yoast and were those similarities more or less important than the differences? Bridges to Reading: Pro Football Hall of Fame by Terry Dunnahoo -- Nonfiction -- Grades 4 - 6; America's Greatest Game by J. Both the team members and the community develop a sense of acceptance towards one another and begin to celebrate the concept of racial integration. They also sang and chanted as part of their pregame warm up although they didn't do a choreographed dance as shown in the film. There is no dispute that Coach Yoast deserved the position by custom and seniority and by a wide margin at that.
I am confident that a way to reduce prejudice racism and discrimination is through sustained contact. How do we fix the unimaginable dilemma we currently face? Click to view this video compilation which shows some of the decisions Coach Boone makes in order to help the players to overcome their prejudice and to develop in to one united team. However, racial hatred is difficult in a town busy celebrating the winning ways of its integrated football team with its integrated coaching staff. At first they had very little but over time they were able to grow together. In fact, in light of this country's current racially charged climate, perhaps it's more significant than ever.
So what is the solution? Their dislikes turned into likes and their unusual conversation turned into intimate conversation. How did they eventually overcome their racism and work together to win the state championship? We end up just noticing behaviors that confirm our stereotypes, we end up in terrible arguments, and we often just hate each other even more. The movie is based on a true story of Afro-American coach Herman Boone, who make an effort against racisim in Alexandria, Virginia in 1971. You got anger, that's good you're gonna need it, you got aggression that's even better you're gonna need that, too. That's just the way the boys should have felt, but given the racial tension in the town, it was due to the hard work of the coaches that race was made irrelevant. Yes, you can pretend to analyze the psychological messages in this. Suggested Response: The right thing would have been for the players to have gone on strike in support of Coach Boone and for Coach Yoast to have declined promotion to the position.