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The Death Crawl Scene From Facing the Giants

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The Death Crawl Scene From Facing the Giants


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The coach of a football team redefines the meaning of determination and motivation when he has two of his players complete an arduous task. This video can be used when teaching about the role of motivation and emotion in human behavior.

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 9-12
12 ) Describe the role of motivation and emotion in human behavior.

•  Identifying theories that explain motivational processes, including cognitive, biological, and psychological reasons for motivational behavior, and Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs and arousal theory
•  Describing situational cues that cause emotions, including anger, curiosity, and anxiety
•  Differentiating among theories of emotion
•  Identifying universally recognized emotions
Unpacked Content
Strand: Elective
Course Title: Psychology
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
  • Differentiate among the theories of motivation.
  • Appreciate that motivation is a complex concept that involves multiple variables.
  • Evaluate whether popular theories of motivation can be applied consistently to all types of motivated behavior.
  • Evaluate how environmental and genetic factors influence motivated behavior.
  • Differentiate among theories of emotions.
  • Identify the universally recognized emotional expressions and consider explanations of why these emotions are universally recognized.
  • Consider how culture and gender affect the expression of emotions and motivated behavior.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • motivation
  • instinct
  • drive reduction theory
  • homeostasis
  • incentive
  • hierarchy of needs
  • flow
  • achievement motivation
  • intrinsic motivation
  • extrinsic motivation
  • James-Lange theory of emotion
  • Cannon-Bard theory of emotion
  • Schachter's two-factor theory of
  • emotion
  • catharsis
  • feel good-do good phenomenon
  • adaptation level phenomenon
  • self actualization
  • emotion
  • relative deprivation
  • arousal theory
Students know:
  • The ways in which they are motivated to action in multiple domains.
  • An understanding of differences and similarities among cultures and between genders.
Students are able to:
  • Summarize the complex theories of motivation into simpler, yet still accurate, terms.
  • Evaluate the theories of motivation by considering the relative contributions of each theory to a complete understanding of motivated behavior.
  • Assess one's own level of motivation and emotional expression by carrying out multistep procedures and analyzing the resulting data in light of research presented in the text.
  • Evaluate the reasoning behind major theories of motivated behavior and emotional expression by considering the methodology, context, and perspective of the researchers/theorists.
  • Synthesize evidence to provide an overarching and multivariate explanation for a motivated behavior (i.e., eating behavior, achievement motivation), resolving conflicting information where necessary.
  • Synthesize research and information to provide a reasoned argument for the impact of gender and culture on emotional expression.
Students understand that:
  • There are differences among theories of motivation and emotion.
  • There are complexities involved in explaining motivated behavior and emotional expression.
  • There are similarities and differences among people regarding motivated behavior and emotional expression.
  • Culture and gender can influence emotional expression and motivate behavior.
Tags: determination, leadership, motivation, perseverance
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Author: Ginger Boyd