12 Angry Men

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

12 Years a Slave

(U.S./1812 – 1865; Literature/U.S. (Slave Narrative); Biography; SEL: Human Rights; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [15+]

17 Again

Snippet Lesson Plan

[14+; snippet: 4 minutes, 15 seconds; lesson: 30 minutes]

127 Hours

(English Language Arts; SEL: Surviving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [14+]


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

2001: A Space Odyssey

Snippet Lesson Plan

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]

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

(Science Fiction; Seafaring) [8 – 12]

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, Responsibility, 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 Milo and Otis

Talking and Playing for Growth

(SEL: Friendship; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect; Caring) [5 – 8]

The Adventures of Robin Hood

(World/England & Middle Ages; SEL: Rebellion; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [8 – 13]

The African Queen

(Science-Technology; World/WWI & Africa; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Citizenship) [10+]


Ancient Alexandria, Hypatia, and the Decline of Greco-Roman Civilization — using the Film Agora (World/Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome; Religions (Christianity & Judaism); SEL: Female Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [14+]


Snippets & Shorts

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]

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

The Best of TWM

(U.S./1945 – 1991 & Politics; SEL: Courage; Teamwork; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Fairness; Citizenship) [12+]

All Quiet on the Western Front

(World/Germany & WWI; SEL: Courage in War; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect; Citizenship; Caring) [12+]


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

An American Tail

Talking and Playing for Growth

(U.S./1865 – 1913; Diversity & New York; Religions/Judaism; SEL: Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring) [5 – 8]

American Violet

Snippet Lesson Plan

(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+]


The Best of TWM

(U.S./1812 – 1860 & Diversity; SEL: Justice; Courage; Rebellion; Human Rights; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Citizenship) [14+]

An Electronic Odyssey

Snippet Lesson Plan

Electromagnetic Waves, Induction, Capacitance, and Antennae

Using a Film Clip from Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey (Science & Technology/Physics; Music) [12+; Middle and High School Level; film clip 6.5 minutes]

Angels & Demons

Snippet Lesson Plan

Using a Film Clip from Angels & Demons (Science & Technology/Physics) [14+; High School Level; film clip 9.5 minutes]

Angels in the Outfield

(Sports/Baseball; U.S./1945 – 1991 & California; SEL: Families in Crisis; Friendship; Parenting; Female Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [9 – 12]

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+]

Anne Frank — Four Films About Anne Frank

(World/WWII & Holland; Biography; SEL: Coming of Age; Families in Crisis; Human Rights; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Responsibility; Citizenship) [12+]

Anne of Green Gables

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

Antz and A Bug’s Life

“Antz” and “A Bug’s Life” (Science-Technology; SEL: Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect, Responsibility) [9-12]

Apollo 13

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


(U.S./1945 – 1991 & Iran – The Iran Hostage Crisis; SEL: Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring, Citizenship) [14+]

Au Revoir Les Enfants

(World/France & WWII (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+]

The suggested age range appears in brackets at the end of each entry. Topics relating to Social and Emotional Learning

appear after the term “SEL”. “Moral-Ethical Emphasis” is a reference to Character Counts’ Six Pillars of Character.


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