The Ladykillers

Snippet Lesson Plan

Introducing the Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe Using “The Simpsons” (The Raven) and “The Ladykillers” (To Helen) [14+; snippets: 8 minutes; lesson: from one to three 45 – 55 minute classes, depending on the assignments given]

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+ ]

Leonardo: A Dream of Flight

(Biography; World/Italy & the Renaissance; Science-Technology; Aviation; SEL: Talent; Friendship; Mother/Son; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: General) [8 – 11]

Les Choristes

(Music; World/France; Literature/Poetry Analysis; Literary Devices: themeSEL:Self-esteem; Talent; Education; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [10+; in French with English subtitles]

Les Misérables

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

The Life of Emile Zola

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

Life With Father

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


Lesson Plan

The End of America’s Nightmare Dance with Slavery Using Spielberg’s Lincoln (U.S./1812 – 1865; Biography; SEL: Leadership; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Citizenship) [13+]

The Lion King

(The Environment; Science/Technology; SEL: Grieving; Redemption; Friendship; Ambition, Running Away; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility) [8 – 11]

Liszts’ Rhapsody

(Biography; Music/Classical; SEL Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [6 – 12]

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 Long Walk Home

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

The Longest Day

The Best of TWM

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

Looking For Richard

The Best of TWM

(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

The Best of TWM

(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+]


Snippet Lesson Plan

Snippet Lesson Plan for the Sale of Indulgences in the Middle Ages Using Two Film Clips from the Movie Luther (World/Middle Ages; Religions/Christianity) [12+; Two clips from the film lasting about 12 minutes]

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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