This award-winning feature-length drama from the 1960s tells the story of a teenage boy who rebels against his parents' middle-class goals and conventions.
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Ages 15 to 17
Family Studies/Home Economics - Adolescent Development
Family Studies/Home Economics - Relationships
Health/Personal Development - Healthy Relationships
A film to introduce the topic of teenage rebellion. Though the film is now dated, are any of its elements still relevant to the youth of today? A class discussion could centre on Peter’s reasons for wanting to leave home. Are they legitimate? Could he solve his problems in any other way(s)? Identify his poor choices that made returning home impossible. What will his future hold, as a result?