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) [13+]

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]

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

El Norte

(U.S./1945 to present, Diversity & California; World/Guatemala; SEL: Human Rights; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [14+]


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

Empire Records

(a Reward Film and ELA writing exercises; SEL: Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Trustworthiness) [Ages 14 – 17; 90 minutes; MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language and for scenes and references to drug use and promiscuity (all of which show these activities in a negative light)] This movie describes a pivotal day in the life of the manager and several employees of a record store . . . as well as one crazy shoplifter. Can they resolve their personal crises? Will the record store be bought by a corporate giant? Empire Records has lots of music, some dancing, and volumes to say about friendship. The movie fosters social-emotional learning and contains no violence.

Europa! Europa!

(World/Germany & WWII; 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+]

Eye in the Sky

(U.S. 1991 – Current; War on Terror (Drone Warfare); SEL: Courage in War; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [14+]

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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