Flags of Our Fathers



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Flags of Our Fathers


Every jackass thinks he knows what war is, especially those who’ve never been in one.”
Pre-video questions

  1. Write five individual words that describe war.

  2. What problems do soldiers have after taking part in a war? Explain.

  3. Do you think heroes feel like heroes? Do you think soldiers who do heroic things in battle consider themselves heroes? Explain.

During the video questions



  1. If like the soldiers in the movie, you were going to depart on a boat today at 11am to invade an enemy infested island, what would be going through your mind? (Orders, the plan of attack, your family, hope you don’t fall off the side, death, etc…)

  2. What could be the purpose of the “flashbacks” throughout the movie? What effect is being created?

  3. What’s the purpose of the hero tour? Do you agree with it?

  4. As you watch how they react to their hero status, with which of the three hero soldiers do you most identify? Explain.

  5. Describe the hero’s dilemma.

  6. Give some examples of the racism Ira experienced. Do you think there would have been more or less racism on the battlefield (as compared to civilian life)? Explain.

  7. One of the movie’s themes might be that soldiers may fight for their countries but they die for their war buddies. Explain.


Flags of Our Fathers


Every jackass thinks he knows what war is, especially those who’ve never been in one.”
Pre-video questions

  1. Write five individual words that describe war.

  2. What problems do soldiers have after taking part in a war? Explain.

  3. Do you think heroes feel like heroes? Do you think soldiers who do heroic things in battle consider themselves heroes? Explain.

During the video questions



  1. If like the soldiers in the movie, you were going to depart on a boat today at 11am to invade an enemy infested island, what would be going through your mind? (Orders, the plan of attack, your family, hope you don’t fall off the side, death, etc…)

  2. What could be the purpose of the “flashbacks” throughout the movie? What effect is being created?

  3. What’s the purpose of the hero tour? Do you agree with it?

  4. As you watch how they react to their hero status, with which of the three hero soldiers do you most identify? Explain.

  5. Describe the hero’s dilemma.

  6. Give some examples of the racism Ira experienced. Do you think there would have been more or less racism on the battlefield (as compared to civilian life)? Explain.

  7. One of the movie’s themes might be that soldiers may fight for their countries but they die for their war buddies. Explain


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