Films Suitable for Children
Thirteen (13) Years of Age

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12 Angry Men (U.S./1945 - 1991 & The Law; SEL: Justice; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Fairness; Respect; Citizenship) [11+]

1776 (U.S./1750 - 1812 & Pennsylvania; Drama/Musicals; SEL: Rebellion; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Citizenship) [11+]

 

Inertial Forces (Newton's First Law of Motion, the Centrifugal Force & Artificial Gravity) Using Clips from 2001: A Space Odyssey [12+; snippets: three clips of approximately 9 minutes]



A

Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided (U.S./1812 - 1865; Biography; SEL: Families in Crisis; Marriage; Grieving; Leadership; Father/Daughter; Mother/Son; Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect, Responsiblity, Fairness) [10+]

The Adventures of Huck Finn (U.S./1812 - 1860, Diversity & Missouri; Literature/U.S.; SEL: Breaking Out; Running Away; Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [6+]

The Adventures of Robin Hood (World/England & Middle Ages; SEL: Rebellion; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [8 - 13]

The African Queen (Science-Technology; World/WW I & Africa; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Citizenship) [10+]

Historical Evolution of Views About the Solar System and the Retrograde Motion of Mars — Snippet Lesson Plan Using Film Clips from Agora and Internet Animations (Science & Technology/Astronomy) [12+: Middle and High School Levels; Snippet: 8 minutes]

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All The King's Men (U.S./1913 - 1941, Politics & Louisiana; Literature/U.S.; SEL: Ambition; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Fairness) [13+]

All My Sons (U.S./1941 - 1991; Drama/U.S.; SEL: Crime; Marriage; Father/Son; Suicide; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility) [13+]

All the President's Men (U.S./1945 - 1991 & Politics; SEL: Courage; Teamwork; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsiblity; Fairness; Citizenship) [12+]

All Quiet on the Western Front (World/Germany & WW I; SEL: Courage in War; Peace/Peacemakers; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect; Citizenship; Caring) [12+]

Amadeus (Biography/Mozart; Music/Classical; World/Austria; SEL: Humility; Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring) [12+]

 

American Violet (U.S. 1991 - Present; Civics; Plea Bargaining; Snippet: Film Clips: First 31 minutes of the film; Lesson: one and one-half 45 - 55 minute class periods [13+]

Animal Farm (Literature/England & Literary Devices; World/Russia; SEL: Rebellion; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [6+; Literary genre: Allegory]

Anne B. Real (U.S./1991 - present and New York; SEL: Breaking Out; Coming of Age; Alcohol & Drug Abuse; Courage; Crime; Education; Families in Crisis; Surviving; Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring) [12+]

Four Films About Anne Frank (World/WW II & Holland; Biography; SEL: Coming of Age; Families in Crisis; Human Rights; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Responsiblity; Citizenship) [12+]

Anne of Green Gables (World/Canada; SEL: Coming of Age; Female Role Model) [8+]

Apollo 13 (Aviation & Space Exploration; U.S./1945 - 1991; SEL: Teamwork; Male Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility) [8+]

Around the World in 80 Days (Science-Technology; World/England; SEL: Gambling Addiction; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility, Respect, Fairness) [8 - 13]

Au Revoir Les Enfants (World/France & WW II (Holocaust); SEL: Coming of Age, Human Rights, Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Responsibility, Caring) [11+]

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (U.S./1865 - 1991 & Diversity; SEL: Female Role Model; Diversity) [10+]



B

Ballad of a Soldier (World/WW II & Russia; SEL: Courage in War; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [10+]

Barbary Coast (U.S./The Frontier and the West & California; SEL: Male Role Model; Justice; Bad Associations) [12+]

Baseball: Innings 1 - 9 (Sports; U.S. History & Culture; SEL: Sportsmanship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Fairness)[10+]

Beau Geste (World/France; SEL: Leadership; Families in Crisis; Brothers; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [12+]

Beautiful Dreamers (Biography/Whitman; Literature/U.S.; World/Canada; Medicine; SEL: Male Role Model; Mental Illness; Breaking Out; Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [12+; useful for getting students to read and appreciate the poetry of Walt Whitman]

Behind the Sun (World/Brazil & Albania; ELA; SEL: Revenge; Breaking Out; Brothers; Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Responsibility) [12+; Literary devices analyzed: symbols, subplot, flashback, foreshadowing and irony]

Bend It Like Beckham (Sports/Soccer (Football); World/England; SEL: Breaking Out; Parenting; Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect; Caring) [13+]

Big — Hero's Journey Lesson Plan (Literature/Hero's Journey) [12+]

Billy Elliot (Dance; World/England; SEL: Breaking Out, Families in Crisis, Father/Son, Courage, Grieving, Friendship, Parenting, Grandparents; GBLTQ, Education; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring, Responsibility, Respect; Trustworthiness) [12+]

Blackfish (the Environment; SEL: Caring for Animals; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [13+]

 

The Black Stallion (Sports/Horse Racing; SEL: Caring for Animals; Surviving; Grieving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [8+]

The Bolero -- Short Subject (Music (classical); SEL: Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: None) [9+; 26 minutes]

The Book Thief (World/Germany, WW-II, ELA (theme, personification, symbol, & irony); SEL: Families in Crisis; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility, Caring) [13+; 121 minutes]

Born Free (World/Africa; the Environment; SEL: Caring for Animals; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring) [10+]

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (World/WW II & Germany; ELA; SEL: Human Rights; Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Responsibility; Caring) [13+; Literary Devices Analyzed: irony]

Boystown (U.S./1913 - 1929 & Nebraska; Religions/Christianity; SEL: Male Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Citizienship) [10+]

Breaking Away (Sports/Bicycle Racing; U.S./1945 - 1991 & Indiana; SEL: Coming of Age; Parenting; Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [12+]

Brian's Song (Sports/Football; U.S./1945 - 1991 & Diversity; SEL: Friendship, Grieving, Sportsmanship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring) [10+]

Bridge to Terabithia (Literature/U.S.; U.S./1945 - 1991 & Virginia; SEL: Friendship; Grieving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [10-13]

Camille (Cinema; Drama/France; World/France; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [12+]



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Camille (Cinema; Drama/France; World/France; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [12+]

Carmen (Music/Opera; World/France; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility) [12+] (In French with English Subtitles)

Casablanca (U.S./1941 - 1945; World/WW II, France & Morocco; ELA: Extended Metaphor; Allegory; Hero's Journey; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Redemption; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring; Citizenship) [12+]

Mary Cassatt: American Impressionist (Visual Arts; World/France; U.S./1865 - 1913; Biography; SEL: Talent; Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [8+]

Chariots of Fire (World/England; Sports/Olympics; Religions/Judaism and Christianity; SEL: Sportsmanship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [10+]

Charly (Science Fiction; SEL: Disabilities; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Responsibility) [10+]

The Chosen (Literature/U.S. & Literary Devices: Theme, Symbol,Irony; Religions/Judaism; U.S.: 1939 - 1945 & New York; SEL Parenting; Father/Son; Friendship; Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring) [10+]

A Christmas Carol (Religions/Christianity; World/England; SEL: Redemption; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [8+]

The Civil War (U.S./1860 - 1865; SEL: Courage in War Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [12+]

Conrack (U.S./1945 - 1991, Diversity & South Carolina; SEL: Male Role Model; Work/Career; Education; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [10+]

Cool Runnings (Sports/Olympics; World/Jamaica; SEL: Sportsmanship; Redemption; Male Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Fairness) [8+]

Coppelia (Dance/Performance; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [5+]

 

Snippet Lesson Plans
from Cosmic Voyage

Exponents, Scientific Notation, and Numeral Systems (Math and Science & Technology) [12+: middle and high school levels; Film Clip: 9 minutes; Lesson: not applicable – clips and supplemental materials designed to supplement teachers' existing lesson plans.]

Interstellar and Intergalactic Distances (Science & Technology; Astronomy) [10+: middle and high school levels; Film Clip: approximately 12 minutes or a shorter clip of approximately five minutes will also work; Lesson: one 50 minute class period.]


Courage Under Fire (U.S./1991 - Present; SEL: Marriage, Redemption; Leadership; Suicide; Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Courage in War; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility) [12+]

Conquest (Biography/Napoleon Bonaparte; World/France, Poland & The 1800s; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Responsibility) [12+]

Contact (Religions/Judeo-Christian; Science Fiction; Aviation & Space Exploration; MathematicS.; SEL: Grieving; Father/Daughter; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Caring) [12+]

The Cove (The Environment; SEL: Caring for Animals; Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [12+]

The Crossing (U.S./1750 - 1812, New Jersey & Pennsylvania; SEL: Courage in War, Leadership; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Responsibility & Citizenship) [13+]

The Crucible (U.S./1629 - 1750, 1945-1991 & Massachusetts; Drama/U.S.; SEL: Justice; Marriage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Fairness) (Two versions, one in French with English Subtitles) [12+]

Cry, the Beloved Country (World/South Africa; SEL: Grieving; Crime; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring) [10+]

Cyrano de Bergerac (Drama/France; World/France; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Self-esteem; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [12+] (In French with English Subtitles)



D

Damn Yankees (Drama/Musicals; Sports/Baseball; Dance/Performance; U.S./1945 - 1991; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [10+]

Dancemaker (Biography/Taylor; Dance; SEL: Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [12+]

The Dawn Patrol (Aviation; World/ WW I & England; SEL: Courage in War; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [10+]

Oxidation-Reduction Reactions (Redox) Using a Film Clip from Daylight (Science/Chemistry; Oxidation-Reduction Reactions (Redox)) [12+; middle school and high school; snippet: 3 minutes from Daylight and two YouTube sequences; lesson: One 45 to 55 minute class period.]

Degas and the Dancer (Visual Arts; World/France; Dance; SEL: Talent, Ambition, Mother/Daughter, Sisters; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Responsibility; Caring) [8 - 13]

 

Desert Bloom (U.S./1945 - 1991 & Nevada; SEL: Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Child Abuse, Running Away, Coming of Age; Families in Crisis; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring) [13+]

Dolores Claiborne — Snippet Lesson Plan for Total Solar Eclipse (Science & Technology/Astronony) [10+: Middle and High School Levels; Snippet: 1 minute, 35 seconds; lesson: adds 15 minutes to a lesson on total solar eclipse]

Music as a Human and Cultural Right using Clips from Dr. Sarmast's Music School    (Music and Social Studies (World/Afghanistan; Human Rights of Artists; Women's Rights) [12+; 100 minutes]

Dr. Strangelove (U.S./1945 - 1991; SEL: Leadership; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [10+]

Donald in Mathmagic Land -- Short Subject (Mathematics; World/Greece; Music) [7+; 27 minutes]



E

Edge of America (Sports/Basketball; U.S./1945-1991; Diversity/Native American & African American and New Mexico; SEL: Breaking Out; Leadership; Teamwork; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Respect; Caring) [12+]

Edison: The Wizard of Light (Science-Technology; U.S./1865 - 1929; Cinema; Biography; SEL: Talent; Disabilities; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Citizenship) [8 - 13]

Edward Scissorhands (U.S./1945 - 1991; ELA.; SEL: Friendship; Disabilities; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring) [13+; Literary devices analyzed: expository phase, setting, character; development, theme.]

Einstein: Light to the Power of 2 (Biography; Science-Technology; U.S./1945 - 1991 & Diversity; SEL: Self-esteem; Education; Families in Crisis; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Caring) [8 - 13]

 

Emma (Literature/England; World/England; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring) [12+]

Europa! Europa! (World/Germany & WW II; SEL: Human Rights; Surviving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [13+] (In German & Russian with English Subtitles)

Ever After (World/France and the Renaissance; Myths & Fairy Tales; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Self-Esteem; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Caring) [10+]



F

Fahrenheit 451 (Science Fiction; SEL: Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Rebellion; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [12+]

Fat Man and Little Boy (U.S./1941 - 1945 & New Mexico; Science-Technology; SEL: Teamwork; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [13+]

Fiddler on the Roof (Drama/Musicals; Religions/Judaism; U.S./Diversity; World/Russia; Dance/Performance; SEL: Parenting; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring) [7+]

Field of Dreams (Sports/Baseball; U.S./1945 - 1991 & Iowa; SEL: Grieving; Father/Son; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trutworthiness) [10+]

Fly Away Home (Health (Grieving); ELA: theme, characterization, back story, allusion, complication; Science(Biology); the Environment; World/Canada; SEL: Grieving; Parenting; Father/Daughter; Caring for Animals; Teamwork; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring) [10+]

Fly Away Home — Hero's Journey Lesson Plan (Literature/Hero's Journey) [12+]

A Force More Powerful -- Short Subject (World/India, Poland, Denmark, Chile, South Africa; 1800s - the Present; U.S./1945 - the Present; Civil Rights Movement, Tennessee; SEL: Rebellion; Peace/Peacemakers; Moral-Ethical: --- Citizenship) [12+; Six sections, each between 20 and 30 minutes in length]

 

For Love or Country -- The Arturo Sandoval Story (Music/Jazz; World/Cuba and the Cold War Era; Biography; SEL: Human Rights; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Citizenship) [12+]

Fort Apache (U.S./The Frontier and the West & Arizona; SEL: Courage in War; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [8+] (Some Spanish spoken by the Native Americans)

For Whom the Bell Tolls (Literature/U.S.; World/Between World Wars & Spain; SEL: Courage in War; Romantic Relationships; Rebellion; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Citizenship) [12+]



G

Galileo: On the Shoulders of Giants (Biography; Science-Technology; World/Italy & the Renaissance; SEL: Brothers; Education; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect) [8 - 13]

Gallipoli (World/ WW I, Australia & Turkey; SEL: Courage in War; Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [13+]

Gandhi (Biography; World/India & South Africa; U.S./Diversity; SEL: Rebellion; Peace/Peacemakers; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect; Responsibility; Fairness; Caring; Citizenship) [10+]

A Gentleman's Agreement (U.S./1945 - 1991 & Diversity; SEL: Male Role Model; Female Role Model; Parenting; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect) [12+]

Gettysburg (U.S./1860 - 1865 & Pennsylvania; SEL: Courage in War; Leadership; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Citizenship) [10+]

Ghosts of Mississippi (U.S./1945 - Present, Diversity, the Law & Mississippi; SEL: Courage; Justice; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Responsibility; Citizenship) [12+]

Gigi (Drama/Musicals; World/France; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring) [12+]

The Glass Menagerie (Drama/U.S.; U.S./Missouri; SEL: Mother/Son; Mother/Daughter; Families in Crisis; Disabilities; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility)[12+]

The Glenn Miller Story (Biography; Music/Popular; U.S.: 1929 - 1941 - 1945; SEL: Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [12+]

The Gods Must be Crazy (World/Africa; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [9+]

The Gods Must Be Crazy II (Environment; World/Africa; SEL: Male Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [10+]

 

Gone With the Wind (U.S./1860 - 1865 & Georgia; SEL: Female Role Models (Melanie and Mammy, not Scarlet); Moral-Ethical Emphasis: General) [12+]

Gorillas in the Mist (The Environment; Science-Technology; World/Africa; SEL: Caring for Animals; Courage; Human Rights; Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect; Citizenship) [13+]

Goya: Awakened in a Dream (Visual Arts; World/Spain & the Enlightenment; Biography; SEL: Father/Son; Friendship; Illness; Human Rights; Talent; Disabilities; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [8 - 13]

Gracie's Choice (Health; U.S./1991 - present; SEL: Alcohol & Drug; Abuse; Families In Crisis; Mother/Daughter; Parenting; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring) [12+]

The Grapes of Wrath (U.S./1929 - 1941; Oklahoma & California; Literature/U.S.; SEL: Families in Crisis; Female Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Fairness) [12+]

The Great Dictator (Biography/Hitler; World/WW II) [10+]

Great Expectations (Literature/England; World/England; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [10+]

The Great Gatsby (U.S. 1913 - 1929 & New York; Literature; Literary Devices: symbol, imagery, motif, flashback, characterization; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [13+]

Groundhog Day (Literature; SEL: Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [12+]

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (U.S./ 1945 - 1991 & Diversity; SEL: Families in Crisis; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [10+]

Gulliver's Travels (World/Enlightenment; Literature/Ireland; SEL: Peace/Peacemakers; Courage in War; Humility) [7+]



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Hamlet (Drama/England; SEL: Revenge, Fighting, Grieving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring) [12+]

Hawaii (U.S./1812 - 1860 & Hawaii; Religions/Christianity; SEL: None; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring) [12+]

Hester Street (U.S./1865 - 1913; Diversity & New York; SEL: Families in Crisi; Marriage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Trustworthiness) [12+]

High Noon for American History and Civics Classes (U.S./The Frontier & the West, 1865 - 1913 and 1945 - 1991 (the Red Scare); Cinema; SEL: Marriage; Leadership; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Citizenship) [11+]

High Noon for ELA Classes (Literature/Myths of the Western genre; Literary devices: symbol; motif; foil; and expository phase; SEL: Marriage; Leadership; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Citizenship) [11+]

High Noon — Snippet Lesson Plan on the Expository Phase ELA: Expository Phase [12+; snippet: 15 minutes, 20 seconds; lesson: one to two class periods]

 

The Help (US 1945-1991, Diversity & Mississippi; SEL: Self-Esteem, Friendship, Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [13+]

High School Musical (Dance; Drama/Musicals; SEL: Breaking Out; Friendship, Peer Pressure; Father/Son; Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring) [8 - 14]

Hoop Dreams (Sports/Basketball; U.S. 1991 - Present & Illinois; SEL: Sportsmanship; Breaking Out; Talent; Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility Fairness) [10+]

Hoosiers (Sports/Basketball; U.S. 1945 - 1991 & Indiana; SEL: Teamwork; Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Male Role Model; Father/Son; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Responsibility, Caring) [11+]

The Human Rights of Artists (Lesson Plan based on "For Love or Country -- The Arturo Sandoval Story") -- High School and Middle./Jr. High World History and any fine arts curriculum, especially music.



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Ice Princess (Sports/Ice Skating; SEL: Breaking Out; Parenting; Mother/daughter; Sportsmanship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect; Fairness; Caring) [9+]

An Ideal Husband (Drama/England, World/England; SEL: Marriage, Families in Crisis, Friendship, Romantic Relationships, Justice, Redemption; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Caring) [12+]

The Importance of Being Earnest (World/England; Drama/England; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [12+]

Inherit the Wind (Cinema; U.S./1913 - 1929 & Tennessee; Cinema; SEL: None; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [12+]

 

The Insider (U.S./1991 - present, the Law and the Press; SEL: Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Families in Crisis, Marriage, Crime, Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Responsibility, Citizenship) [13+]

The Invention of Lying (ELA: Social Satire; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [13+]

Iron Jawed Angels (U.S. 1913 - 1929; SEL: Human Rights; Courage; Leadership; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Fairness) [11+]

It's a Wonderful Life (U.S./1913 - 1945; SEL: Male Role Model; Suicide; Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Citizenship) [10+]



J

The Jackie Robinson Story (Biography; Sports/Baseball; U.S./1945 - 1991 & Diversity; SEL: Male Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Respect, Citizenship) [8+]

James' Journey to Jerusalem (World/Israel; Religions; SEL: Friendship; Father/Son; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Respect; Fairness) [12+]

The Jazz Singer (Cinema; U.S./1913 - 1929, Diversity & New York; Music/Popular; SEL: Breaking Out; Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring) [12+]

 

Judgment at Nuremberg (U.S./1941 - 1945, The Law; World/WW II; SEL: Justice; Human Rights, Male Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect, Responsibility Fairness) [10+]

Julius Caesar (Drama/England; World/Ancient Rome; SEL: Ambition; Rebellion; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [12+]



K

Kundun (World/Tibet & China; Religions/Buddhism; SEL: Rebellion; Leadership; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [13+]

The King and I (Drama/Musicals; World/Thailand; U.S./1860 - 1865; Dance/Performance; SEL: Courage, Education; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect) [8+]

 

Knute Rockne -- All American (Sports/Football; U.S./1913 - 1929; Biography; SEL: Leadership, Sportsmanship, Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [8+]



L

La Traviata (Music/Opera; World/France; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [12+] (In Italian with English Subtitles)

Lawrence of Arabia (Biography; World/England, Middle East & WW I; SEL: Courage in War; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [12+]

Les Choristes (Music; World/France; Literature/Poetry Analysis; Literary Devices: themeSEL:Self-esteem; Talent; Education; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [10+]

Les Mis้rables (Literature/France; World/France; SEL: Redemption; Suicide; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Fairness, Caring) [8+]

Life With Father (U.S./1865 - 1913 & New York; SEL: Coming of Age; Father/Son; Marriage; Parenting; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [8+]

The Life of Emile Zola (Biography; World/France; Literature/France; SEL: Justice; Talent; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Fairness) [10+]

Little Buddha (Religions/Buddhism; World/Tibet; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Citizenship) [10+]

 

Little Women (U.S./1860 - 1865 & Massachusetts; Literature/U.S.; SEL: Female Role Model; Families in Crisis; Parenting; Sisters; Coming of Age; Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring) [6+]

The Longest Day (U.S./1941 - 1945; World/WW II; SEL: Courage in War; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [10+]

The Long Walk Home (U.S./1945 - 1991, Diversity & Alabama; SEL: Female Role Model; Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect) [12+]

Looking Beneath the Surface — Helps students answer the question: What is going on beneath the surface of an event or conversation?

Looking For Richard (Drama/England; World/England; SEL: Brothers; Ambition; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: General) [12+]

Lord of the Flies (ELA; U.S./1945 -1991; SEL: Peer Pressure; Surviving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring) [13+; Literary devices analyzed: symbol, character development, theme, irony.]

Lorenzo's Oil (Medicine; SEL: Illness, Disabilities; Marriage; Families in Crisis; Parenting; Sisters; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring) [13+]

Lust for Life (Biography/Van Gogh; World/France; Visual Arts; SEL: Talent; Brothers; Mental Illness; Suicide; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [12+]



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Madame Curie (Biography; Science-Technology; World/France; SEL: Female Role Model; Grieving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [10+]

A Man for All Seasons (Biography/Thomas More; World/England & the Renaissance; Religions/Christianity; Drama/England; SEL: Courage; Male Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [12+]

Mao's Last Dancer (Literature: NonFiction; Literary Devices: allegory/parable; Biography; World/China; U.S.: 1945 - Present; Dance; SEL: Breaking Out; Human Rights; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [12+]

March of the Penguins (Science; the Environment; World/Antarctica; SEL: Caring for Animals) [10+]

Mass Casualties Lesson Plan (Focusing on the Decision to End WW II with Surprise Atomic Attacks on Japanese Cities) (U.S./ 1941 - 1945; World/WW II and Japan; SEL: Human Rights; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsiblity; Caring) [12+]

Matewan (U.S./1913 - 1929, Diversity & West Virginia; Religions/Christianity; SEL: Male Role Model; Fighting; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect) [12+]

Memphis Belle (Aviation; U.S./1941 - 1945; SEL: Leadership; Courage in War; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [12+]



Snippet Lesson Plans
from Microsmos

Complex and Cooperative Ant Behaviors (Science-Biology) [5+; grades K - 12; snippet: 4 minutes; lesson: 30 minutes]

Symbiosis and Predation in the World of Insects (Science-Biology) [5+; grades K - 12; snippet: 25 minutes; lesson: one class period]

Set-Up-the-Sub Lesson Plan for Symbiosis and Predation in the World of Insects (Science-Biology) [5+; grades K - 12; snippet: 25 minutes; lesson: one class period]

Mosquito Emerging from Pupal Sack (Science-Biology) [10+; snippet: 4 minutes; lesson: 25 minutes]

Surface Tension and Molecular Bonds (Science/Chemistry; molecules; surface tension) [10+; middle school and high school; snippet: 7 minutes (in three segments); lesson: the clips and related discussion will add about fifteen minutes to existing lesson plans.]



A Midnight Clear (U.S./1941-1945; SEL: Coming of Age; Peace/Peacemakers; Courage in War; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [13+]

 

Midway (U.S./1941 - 1945; World/WW II; Seafaring; SEL: Courage in War; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [10+]

Migration, Nomadism and Dormancy Lesson Plan (Science; the Environment) [12+]

The Miracle Worker (Biography/Keller; U.S./1865 - 1913; SEL: Disabilities; Female Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring) [10+]

The Mission (Religions/Christianity; World/South America, Paraguay, Brazil; SEL: Redemption; Courage; Brothers; Rebellion; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [13+]

Moby Dick (Literature/U.S.; Seafaring; U.S./1812 - 1860 & Massachusetts; SEL: Revenge, Humility; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [10+]

Modern Times (Cinema; U.S./1929-1941; SEL: Surviving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Caring) [8+]

Moulin Rouge (Biography/Lautrec; Visual Arts; World/France; SEL: Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Disabilities; Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [13+]

Mr. Holland's Opus (Music/Classical; U.S. 1945 - 1991; SEL: Education; Male Role Model; Parenting; Father/Son; Mother/Son; Marriage; Disabilities; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Citizenship; Caring; Respect) [10+]

Mrs. Miniver (World/England & WW II; SEL: Families in Crisis; Female Role Model; Courage in War; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [10+]

Much Ado About Nothing (Drama/England; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Brothers; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Fairness) [10+]

Music of the Heart (Music/Classical, U.S./1991 - present & New York; Biography (Guaspari); SEL: Education; Talent, Disabilities; Romantic Relationships; Divorce and Separation; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Citizenship) [9+]

The Music Man (Drama/Musicals; U.S. 1865 - 1913; Dance/Performance; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [6+]

My Fair Lady (Drama/Musicals; World/England; SEL: Breaking Out; Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [6+]



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Narrative Writing: Teaching Students to Write a Narrative (ELA: Narratives) [12+].

Never Cry Wolf (Science-Technology, The Environment; U.S./1945 - 1991; Alaska; SEL: Caring for Animals; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [10+]

 

Isaac Newton: A Tale of Two Isaacs (Biography; Science-Technology; World/England & Enlightenment; Mathematics; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Talent) [8-13]

The Nutcracker (Dance; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [5+]



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October Sky (Aviation & Space Exploration; U.S./1945 - 1991 & West Virginia; Science-Technology; SEL: Parenting; Father/Son; Mother/Son; Breaking Out; Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring) [10+]

Of Mice And Men (Literature - U.S.; SEL: Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [13+]

Oklahoma! (Drama/Musicals; U.S./1865-1913 & Oklahoma; Dance/Performance; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [12+]

The Old Curiosity Shop (Literature/England; SEL: Gambling Addiction; Parenting; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [11+]

The Old Man and the Sea (Literataure/U.S.; SEL:Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Caring) [12+]

Oliver! (Drama/Musicals; Literature/England; World/England; SEL: Spousal Abuse; Crime; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [8+]

Snippet Lesson Plan on Parallel Universes Using Film Clips from The One (Physics) [12+; snippets: two clips of less than 11 minutes]

 

Oliver Twist (Literature/England; World/England; SEL: Spousal Abuse; Crime; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [10+]

On The Waterfront (U.S./1945 - 1991 & New York; Cinema; SEL: Redemption, Breaking Out; Brothers; Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [12+]

Deriving Theme — Using the Fishing Scene from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest [12+; snippet: 14 minutes; lesson: one 45 - 55 minute class period]

The Outsiders (Literature/U.S. & Literary Devices; U.S./1945 - 1991; SEL: Brothers; Coming of Age; Courage; Fighting; Friendship; Peer Pressure; Redemption; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Caring) [11+; Literary devices analyzed: expository phase; flashback; symbol; foreshadowing; Bildungsroman; irony; protagonist/antagionist confusion and theme]

The Ox-Bow Incident (U.S./The Frontier and the West; 1865 - 1913; The Law; & Nevada; SEL: Justice; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Fairness) [12+]



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Partners of the Heart (Medicine; U.S./1917 - 1991, Diversity, Tennessee & Maryland; SEL: Teamwork, Education, Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [10+]

A Passage To India (World/India & England; Literature/England; SEL: Friendship; Romantic Relationships; Justice; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect) [12+]

Paths of Glory (World/France & WW I; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [10+]

Pink Floyd: The Wall — Snippet Lesson Plan on Determining Theme [10+; snippet: 15 minutes, Lesson: three 45 - 55 minute class periods]

Patton (Biography; U.S./1941 - 1945; SEL: Leadership; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [12+]

Pay It Forward (U.S./1991 - Present; SEL: Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Mother/Son; Families in Crisis; Education; Disabilities; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring; Citizenship) [12+]

Persuasion (Literature/England; World/England; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [12+]




Snippet Lesson Plans Using
Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End

Harmonic Motion (Science & Technology/Physics – harmonic motion) [10+; late elementary to high school; film clips: Pirates of the Caribbean – At World's End: three minutes 30 seconds; Tacoma Bridge Collapse Video on YouTube: four minutes 13 seconds. lesson: Playing the snippets and discussing the examples of harmonic motion described in the Helpful Background section will take about 40 minutes.]

Refraction and the Green Flash (Science & Technology/Physics) [10+; late elementary to high school; Film Clips: one minute and five seconds, in two segments; three additional optional segments total about 50 seconds; Lesson: Adds 30 minutes to a class in which the phenomenon of optical refraction is introduced.]



 

The Pirates of Penzance (Drama/Musicals; World/England; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility) [8+]



Snippet Lesson Plans
Using Planet Earth

The Arctic and Antarctica (Earth Science) [10+; snippet: 40 minutes, 30 seconds; Lesson: One and one-half 45 - 55 minute class periods]

Caves and Extremophiles (Earth Science/Biology) [10+; snippet: 16 minutes, 15 seconds; lesson: 40 minutes]

Deep Ocean Dwellers (Earth Science/Biology) [10+; snippet: 26 minutes; Lesson: One 45 to 55 minute class period]



Pride and Prejudice (Literature/England; World/England; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Sisters; Humility; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [12+; Literary devices analyzed: theme; foils, contrasting characters; character development; subplot; irony; and use of letters read by a character]

Pride of the Yankees (Biography/Gehrig; Sports/Baseball; SEL: Male Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [8+]

Princess Mononoke (World/Japan; The Environment; Mythology; Cinema; SEL: Male Role Model; Leadership; Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Citizenship) [12+]

The Pursuit of Happyness (U.S./1991 - present and Biography; SEL: Father/Son; Parenting; Surviving, Work/Career; add the following SEL topics when using TeachWithMovies.com's student handout for this film entitled Episodes in the Life of Chris Gardner (What's Not in the Movie): Alcohol & Drug Abuse; Breaking Out; Spousal Abuse; Child Abuse; Education; Male Role Model; Ambition; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [12+]

Pygmalion (Drama/England; World/England; SEL: Breaking Out; Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [12+]



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Quiz Show (U.S./1945 - 1991 & New York; SEL: Ambition; Father/Son; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [11+]

 


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Rabbit-Proof Fence (World/Australia; SEL: Human Rights; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [10+]

A Raisin in the Sun (U.S./1945 - 1991, Diversity & Illinois; Drama/U.S; SEL: Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Marriage, Families in Crisis; Female Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Fairness) [12+]

The Red Badge of Courage (U.S./1860 - 1865; Literature/U.S.; SEL: Redemption, Coming of Age; Courage in War; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [10+]

The Red Shoes [Dance; Music/Classical; SEL: Talent; Work/Career; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Citizenship) [12+]

Remember the Titans (U.S./1945 - 1991, Diversity & Virginia; Sports/Football; SEL: Breaking Out; Friendship; Teamwork; Leadership; Male Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Responsibility; Fairness; Citizenship) [11+]

Richard III (Drama/England; World/England SEL: Brothers; Ambition; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: General) [12+]

The Right Stuff (U.S./1945 - 1991; Aviation & Space Exploration; SEL: Friendship; Teamwork, Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [12+]

Robot Ethics — Snippet Lesson Plan using film clips from Robot and Frank [12+ — Middle School/Jr. High and High School Levels; Snippets15 minutes]

Romeo and Juliet (Drama/England; SEL: Fighting; Romantic Relationships; Suicide; Revenge; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring) [12+]

 

The Rookie (Sports/Baseball; U.S./1991 - present; SEL: Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Caring) [9+]

Eleanor Roosevelt (Biography; U.S./1865 - 1991; Politics; SEL: Leadership; Female Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring, Citizenship) [10+]

Roots Vol. I (U.S./1629 - 1750 & Diversity; World/Africa; SEL: Coming of Age; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [12+]

Roots Vol. II (U.S./1629 - 1750 & Diversity; SEL: Surviving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [12+]

Roots Vol. III (U.S./1750 - 1812 & Diversity; SEL: Surviving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [12+]

Roots Vol. IV (U.S./1812 - 1860 & Diversity; SEL: Rebellion; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [12+]

Roots Vol. V (U.S./1812 - 1860 & Diversity; SEL: Father/Son; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [12+]

Roots Vol. VI (U.S./1865 - 1913 & Diversity; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [12+]

Roxanne (Drama; ELA: irony; characterization; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Self-esteem; Moral-Ethical Emphasis Respect) [12+]

The Russians are Coming the Russians are Coming (U.S./1945 - 1991 & Massachusetts; SEL: Peace/Peacemakers; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [8 - 12]



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The Sandlot (Sports/Baseball; ELA Discussion and Writing Exercises for middle and junior high school; SEL: Friendship; Leadership; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [10 - 14]

Sarafina (World/South Africa; SEL: Rebellion; Human Rights; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Citizenship) [13+]

Sayonara (U.S./1945 - 1991 & Diversity; World/Japan; SEL: Male Role Model; Friendship; Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect) [12+]

The Scarlet Letter (U.S./1629 - 1750 & Massachusetts; Religions/Christianity; Literature/U.S.; SEL: Redemption; Romantic Relationships; Revenge; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility) [12+]

The Searchers (U.S./1865 - 1913; ELA.; SEL: Revenge; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring) [13+; Literary devices analyzed: expository phase, character development, theme.]

Searching for Bobby Fischer (Sports/Chess; World/Canada; SEL: Talent; Father/Son; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [10+]

Sense and Sensibility (Literature/England; World/England; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Sisters; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring) [12+]

Seven Days in May (U.S./1945 - 1991; SEL: Rebellion; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility) [12+]

Shall We Dance? (Dance; World/Japan; SEL: Breaking Out; Marriage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [12+]

Shiloh (U.S./1945 - 1991 & West Virginia; SEL: Caring for Animals; Father/Son; Mother/Son, Parenting; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworhiness; Caring) [10+]

Show Boat (U.S./1865 - 1913 & Diversity; Cinema; Drama/Musicals; Dance/Performance; SEL: Marriage; Romantic Relationships; Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Gambling Addiction; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [11+]

Small Wonders (Music/Classical; U.S./1991 - Present & New York; Biography/Guaspari; SEL: Education; Female Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Citizenship) [6+]

 

Smoke Signals (U.S./1991 - Present, Diversity (Native American) & Idaho; SEL: Father/Son; Grieving; Alcoholism and Drug Abuse; Child Abuse; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring (Forgiving)) [12+]

Something the Lord Made (Medicine; U.S./1917 - 1991, Diversity, Tennessee & Maryland; SEL: Teamwork, Education, Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [10+]

The Sound of Music (Drama/Musicals; World/ WW II & Austria; SEL: Parenting, Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Caring) [6+]

South Pacific (Drama/Musicals; U.S./1941 - 1945 & Diversity; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Citizenship) [10+]

Spartacus (Biography; World/Ancient Rome; SEL: Rebellion; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [13+]

Spiderman 2 — Snippet Lesson Plan for Thermonuclear Reactions in the Sun and As a Source of Unlimited Energy for Mankind (Science & Technology/Astronomy; the Environment; Science Fiction) [12+: Middle School Level; Snippet: approximately eight and 1/4 minutes in two segments. Lesson: approximately 30 minutes]

Stalin (Biography; World/Russia; SEL: Ambition; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [12+]

Black Holes — Snippet Lesson Plan using a film clip from Star Trek (Science & Technology/Astronomy) [13+: Middle and High School Levels; Snippet: 9.5 minutes]

Stand and Deliver (U.S./1941 - 1996, Diversity & California; Mathematics; ELA; SEL: Male Role Model; Self-esteem; Education; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Citizenship) [12+; Literary devices analyzed: character, symbols, subplot, foils and irony]

Strauss: The King of Three-Quarter Time (Biography; Music/Classical; World/Austria; SEL: Friendship; Child Abuse; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [6 - 12]

Strictly Ballroom (Dance; World/Australia; SEL: Breaking Out; Talent; Families in Crisis; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [9+]

Super Size Me (U.S./1991 - present; Medicine; SEL: Taking Care of Yourself; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [11+]

Swan Lake (Dance/Performance; ELA; SEL: Romantic Relations; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [10+; Literary devices analyzed: metaphor; symbol.]



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Tale of Two Cities (Literature/England; World/France & England; SEL: Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Rebellion; Redemption; Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [12+]

Electromagnetic Waves, Induction, Capacitance and Antennae — Snippet Lesson Plan Using a Film Clip from Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey (Science & Technology/Physics; Music) [12+; Middle and High School Level; film clip 6.5 minutes]

The Time Machine (Science Fiction; SEL: Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: General) [10+]

The Time Machine SNIPPET (Science Fiction; SEL: Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: General) [10+]

To Kill A Mockingbird (U.S./1929 - 1941, the Law & Diversity; Literature/U.S. & Literary Devices; SEL: Justice; Male Role Model; Courage; Mental Illness; Parenting; Disabilities; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect; Responsibilility; Fairness; Caring; Citizenship) [11+; Literary devices analyzed: symbol; flashback; irony; humor]

Tootsie (U.S./1945 - 1991 & New York; Drama/U.S. SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [13+]

Tora! Tora! Tora! (U.S./1941 - 1945; World/Japan & WW II; Seafaring; SEL: Courage in War; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [10+] (Portions in Japanese with English subtitles)

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Science-Technology; World/Mexico; SEL: Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Fairness) [12+] (Some dialogue is in Spanish)

 

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (U.S./1913 - 1929, Diversity & New York; SEL: Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Education; Families in Crisis; Father/Daughter; Grieving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring) [9+]

Truman (Biography; U.S./1941 - 1991; SEL: Leadership; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [12+]

Tucker: The Man and His Dream (U.S./1945-1991; Science-Technology; SEL: Ambition; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Fairness) [10+]

The Tuskegee Airmen (Aviation; U.S./1941 - 1945, Diversity & Alabama; SEL: Courage; Courage in War; Friendship; Self-esteem; Grieving; Suicide; Surviving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Responsibility) [10+]

Trouble With The Curve (Sports/Baseball; SEL: Parenting; Father/Daughter; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [13+]

Twelfth Night (Drama/England; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [12+]

Twelve O'Clock High (Aviation; U.S./1941-1945; SEL: Leadership; Courage in War; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [10+]



U

Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives (U.S./1812 - 1865; 1865 - 1913; and African Americans & the Civil Rights Movement; Literature/U.S. (Narrative Writing); SEL: Human Rights; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Fairness) [10+]

 


V

Vincent: The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh (Biography; World/France; Visual Arts; SEL: Talent; Brothers, Mental Illness; Suicide; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [12+]

 


W

War of the Buttons - Using Characterization in Literary Analysis (ELA: characterization; World/Ireland; SEL: Fighting; Friendship; Leadership; Parenting; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Caring) [10+]

War and Peace (Literature/Russia; World/Russia & France) [10+]

Warm Springs (U.S./1913 - 1929 & Georgia; Biography; SEL: Courage; Disabilities; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring) [12+]

Water (World/India; Religions/Hinduism; ELA; SEL: Human Rights; Suicide; Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Fairness) [12+; Literary devices analyzed: character, symbols, subplot, foils and irony]

West Side Story (Drama/Musicals; U.S./1945 - 1991, Diversity & New York; Dance/Performance; SEL: Fighting; Revenge; Romantic Relationships; Bad Associations; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Citizenship) [12+]

Whale Rider (World/New Zealand; ELA, including characterization, symbol and foil; SEL: Breaking Out; Female Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [12+]

What's Eating Gilbert Grape (Health; Literature; SEL: Breaking Out; Disabilities; Parenting; Families in Crisis; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [13+]

 

When a Man Loves a Woman (U.S./1945 - 1991; SEL: Alcohol & Drug Abuse; Romantic Relationships; Marriage; Parenting; Father/daughter; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [13+]

White Nights (Dance; World/Cold War & Russia; U.S./Diversity; SEL: Breaking Out; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect) [13+]

The White Rose (World/Germany & WW II; SEL: Rebellion; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) (13+)

Winged Migration (Science; the Environment; SEL: Caring for Animals) [12+]

The Witness -- Short Subject (U.S./1991 - present & New York; SEL: Caring for Animals; Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring) [13+; 43 minutes]

The Wizard of Oz — Secondary (Cinema; Drama/Musicals; U.S./1865-1913; SEL: Self-esteem; Friendship; Taking Care of Yourself; Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Respect, Caring) [5+]

The Wizard of Oz - Hero's Journey (This hero's journey lesson can be used (1) to confirm and extend students' prior knowledge of the Monomyth or (2) as a summative assessment.) [12+]

Writing Narratives: Teaching Students to Write a Narrative (ELA: Narratives) [12+].



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