(Drama; Literature/Literary/Devices: Characterization; SEL: Ambition; Work/Career; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Citizenship) [14+]

Madame Curie

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

A Man for All Seasons

The Best of TWM

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

Man on Fire

Snippet Lesson Plan

For The Child Savior Myth and Literary Archetypes – An Introduction [14+; snippet: 22 minutes; lesson: one class period]

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

The Best of TWM

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

Marie Curie: More Than Meets the Eye

(Biography; World/France & WWI; Medicine; Science-Technology; SEL: Female Role Model; Mother/Daughter; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [8 – 12]


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

The Mayflower Voyagers

Short Subject

From the series “This is America Charlie Brown” (U.S./1629 – 1750; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [7 – 11; 24 minutes]

McFarland, USA

(Sports; U.S. 1945 – Current, Hispanic, & California; SEL: Education; Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [12+]

Memphis Belle

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

Michael Collins

The Best of TWM

(Biography; World/Ireland; SEL: Courage in War; Breaking Out; Peace/Peacemakers; Rebellion; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect) [14+]


Snippet Lesson Plan

Complex and Cooperative Ant Behaviors

(Science-Biology) [5+; grades K – 12; snippet: 4 minutes; lesson: 30 minutes]


Snippet Lesson Plan

Symbiosis and Predation in the World of Insects

(Science-Biology) [5+; grades K – 12; snippet: 25 minutes; lesson: one class period]



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


Snippet Lesson Plan

Mosquito Emerging from Pupal Sack

(Science-Biology) [10+; snippet: 4 minutes; lesson: 25 minutes]


Snippet Lesson Plan

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+]

Midnight in Paris

(Literature/U.S.; Visual Arts; Music; World/France; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [14+]


The Best of TWM

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

The Miracle Worker

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

The Mission

The Best of TWM

(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+]

The Most Dangerous Man in America

Part of a unit on National Security Whistleblowers (U.S. 1945 – Current, the Press; & the Law; Civics; SEL: Courage; Moral-Ethical Responsibility; Citizenship) [13+]

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

The Best of TWM

(World/England & WWII; 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+]


(World/China; Mythology; SEL: Breaking Out; Female Role Model; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring) [6-9]

The Music Man

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

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 and Heroes of America

Short Subject

From the series “This is America Charlie Brown” (U.S./1865 – 1913; Music) [8 – 11; 25 minutes]

Music Within

The Best of TWM

(U.S. 1945 – 1991; Health (disabilities; effects of early-life trauma); SEL: Disabilities; Work/Career; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Citizenship) [14+]

My Fair Lady

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

My Family

(U.S. 1929 – 1991; Hispanic & California; World/Mexico; SEL: Families in Crisis; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [13+]

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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