• Remember the Titans .

    Remember the Titans is a 2000 American sports film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Boaz Yakin, and the film is based on a true story.  In 1971, at the desegregated T. C. Williams High School, Black head coach Herman Boone, is hired to lead the school's football team. Boone takes over from the current coach Bill Yoast, and in a show of respect, Boone offers an assistant coordinator coaching position to Yoast. At first he refuses Boone's offer, but is then tempted to join after the White players pledge to boycott the team if he does not participate. Dismayed at the prospect of the students losing their chances at scholarships, Yoast changes his mind and takes up the position of defensive coordinator.

    The Black and White athletes of the football team frequently clash in racially motivated conflicts at their football camp; including those between captain Gerry Bertier (Hurst), and Julius Campbell (Harris). But after forceful coaxing and rigorous athletic training by Boone, the team achieves both racial harmony and triumph on the football field.

     

     

    Preview Remember the Titans

    Watch the Official Trailer: what are some of the key issues, elements, or themes that are suggested?

    Remember The Titans [Official Trailer]

     

    Daily Tasks and Important Information

    • Intro: Remember- The Journey to School Integration by Toni Morrison,

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Historical Setting Links 

    Below is a range of resources to develop your understanding of the setting of the film 'Remember the Titans'.  American history is strongly connected to the progress made for racial equality.  Access links that explore African-American history and view video clips to hear the real Herman Boone.

     

    Segregated America

    Follow the link to access a presentation by the Smithsonian Natural History Museum of American History related to 'Segregated America'.  The presentation is entitled 'Separate is Not Equal,' which is directly connected to the proposed meaning of segregation - 'Separate but Equal'.  Make notes on your findings.
     
     

    African-American History Timeline

    Click on the link to access an African-American History Timeline from the 1600s to the current day.  This is a chronology of black history form the early Slave Trade through to Affirmative Action.  Make notes on your findings.

    The Battle of Gettysburg

    When Coach Boone takes the players to the burial site of soldiers who fought in the Battle of Gettysburg, the players realise that they are part of something much bigger than an American Football Team. This scene is one of the main turning points that makes everything else possible. Follow the link to find out more about the Battle of Gettysburg and develop your understanding more fully.

     

    Famous Speeches in American History

    Explore the links below to learn more about two of the most famous speeches in American History: Abraham Lincoln's 'Gettysburg Address' and Marin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream'.
     

    The Gettysburg Address

    a Click on the link to view Abraham Lincoln's famous speech:
    The Gettysburg Address
    Access the History Channel for more information and video footage discussing Abraham Lincoln and his speech.
     

     

     

     

     

    I Have a Dream...

    mlk Click on the link to access a transcript of Martin Luther King's famous speech: I Have a Dream...
    Follow this link to access YouTube and view a video of Dr King delivering his speech

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Remember the Titans: Interview with Real-Life Head Coach Herman Boone Part 1

    • Who and what does he credit his success?
    • What is a team?
    • How many heartbeats does a team have?
    • A team must overcome _______  __ _______? 

    Newsday North Fulton, Interview with Real-Life Coach Bill Yoast 

    • When did the Coach Yoast learn that he was no longer 'head coach'?
    • What does he say the movie didn't depict? What specific event does he explain really happened to the little girl and the math teacher? 
    • What was the theme/message of the movie according to him? 
    • He says he learned _______:  poor boy raised in the country. 
     

     

    Photo-Gallery of Racial Discrimination

    View the images to see the changing attitudes towards racial equality in America history.
     
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    Close Analysis Video Clips

     

    Remember the Titans - Intro

    Lunch scene from Remember the Titans  

     

    Gettysburg - Coach Boone  

     

     

      

    Key Themes/Big Ideas Video Clips

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    Remember the Titans Original Soundtrack

     

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    Remember the Titans Snapshots

     

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