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+]

The Odyssey

(World/Ancient Greece; Mythology; Literature & Literary Devices; Seafaring; SEL: Humility; Surviving; Marriage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility) [14+ for the movie; 11+ for the book. Literary devices analyzed: simile, metaphor, flashback; symbol]

The Official Story

(World/Argentina; SEL: Parenting; Human Rights; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [14+]

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

(Literature/U.S.; SEL: Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Caring) [12+]

Old Yeller

(U.S./1865 – 1913; SEL: Courage; Grieving (for a beloved animal); Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [7-12]

Oliver!

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

Oliver Twist

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

The One

Snippet Lesson Plan

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

On The Waterfront

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

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

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]

Outbreak

Snippet Lesson Plan

On the Spread of Viral Infection Using Film Clips from Outbreak (Health; Science-Technology (Biology)) [14+]

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/antagonist 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+]

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.

 

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, MN, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z