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  • The Blind Side: Language Arts

    the charge of the light brigade
    Michael Oher connects the poem, "The Charge of the Light Brigade" by Alfred Lord Tennyson, to football and relates it to courage and honor.

  • The Blind Side: Shame on You

    When Michael Oher, a homeless and tramautized black boy, is adopted into a caring white family, there is a large growing pain experienced by both parties. Leigh Tuohy, Michael's adoptive mother, is appalled and disheartened by the prejudice expressed by her friend circle against him. She rebukes them and distances herself from them for their views. Her daughter, Collins, arrives to a similar perspective and chooses to study with Michael over her friends.

  • The Blind Side: Courage and Honor

    recognizing courage
    Michael distinguishes between courage and honor in an essay he wrote after he previously struggled with reading and writing.