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Movie Discussion Guide: Unexpected (Digital Download)

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Movie Discussion Guide: Unexpected (Digital Download)


Thirty-year-old Samantha Abbott (Sam) is a dedicated teacher at a Chicago public high school. When she finds out that she is pregnant, Sam is confused and worried about her future. Her boyfriend John takes this opportunity and proposes marriage. With the school closing, Sam has the opportunity to become a stay-at-home-mom, but she is hesitant to lose her identity as a career woman.

Bonding over their similar situations, Sam forms a friendship with Jasmine, one of her students, who is also unexpectedly pregnant and unmarried. Together, Jasmine and Sam navigate the world of new motherhood, fulfilling dreams, and making the best decisions for their families. Unexpected is a heartwarming film that portrays the job of motherhood as deserving of respect.

Recommended for upper high school and college.

Contents include:
  • Complete story summary
  • Teacher notes and discussion questions
  • Life Theme

Note: After ordering, a download link for your digital lesson packet will be delivered via e-mail.

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