Partners of the Heart

(Medicine; U.S./1917 – 1991, Diversity, Tennessee & Maryland; SEL: Teamwork, Education, Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [10+]

A Passage To India

(World/India & England; Literature/England; SEL: Friendship; Romantic Relationships; Justice; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect) [12+]

Paths of Glory

(World/France & WW I; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [10+]


(Biography; U.S./1941 – 1945; SEL: Leadership; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [12+]

The Paw Project

Lesson Plan

In Civics and American Government: CITIZEN PARTICIPATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY; U.S./Politics & California; SEL: Caring for Animals; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Citizenship) [13+]

Pay It Forward

(U.S./1991 – Present; SEL: Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Mother/Son; Families in Crisis; Education; Disabilities; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring; Citizenship) [12+]


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

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

(Literature/U.S.; SEL: Child Abuse; Courage; GBLTQ; Friendship; Romantic Relationships; Mental Illness; Suicide; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [14+]

Pick of the Litter

(U.S. History and Culture, 1991 to Present; SEL: Caring for Animals, Disabilities; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring, Citizenship) [11+]

Pink Floyd: The Wall

Snippet Lesson Plan

On Determining Theme [10+; snippet: Fifteen minutes, Lesson: three 45 – 55 minute class periods]

Pirates of the Carribean: At World’s End

Harmonic Motion

(Science & Technology/Physics – harmonic motion) [10+; late elementary to high school; film clips: Pirates of the Caribbean – At World’s End: three minutes 30 seconds; Tacoma Bridge Collapse Video on YouTube: four minutes 13 seconds. lesson: Playing the snippets and discussing the examples of harmonic motion described in the Helpful Background section will take about 40 minutes.]

Pirates of the Carribean: At World’s End

Refraction and the Green Flash

(Science & Technology/Physics) [10+; late elementary to high school; Film Clips: one minute and five seconds, in two segments; three additional optional segments total about 50 seconds; Lesson: Adds 30 minutes to a class in which the phenomenon of optical refraction is introduced.]

The Pirates of Penzance

(Drama/Musicals; World/England; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility) [8+]

Planet Earth

Snippet Lesson Plan

The Arctic and Antarctica

(Earth Science) [10+; snippet: 40 minutes, 30 seconds; Lesson: One and one-half 45 – 55 minute class periods]

Planet Earth

Snippet Lesson Plan

Caves and Extremophiles

(Earth Science/Biology) [10+; snippet: 16 minutes, 15 seconds; lesson: 40 minutes]

Planet Earth

Snippet Lesson Plan

Deep Ocean Dwellers

(Earth Science/Biology) [10+; snippet: 26 minutes; Lesson: One 45 to 55 minute class period]


(Literature/World; World/Japan; SEL: Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring) [5+]


Talking and Playing

SEL: Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring) [4-8]

The Post

(U.S. 1945 – 1991; the Press; SEL: Leadership; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [13+; 1 hr 56 minutes]

Powers of Ten

Snippet Lesson Plan

Using: Powers of Ten or Cosmic Voyage

(Math and Science & Technology) [12+: Middle and High School Levels; Film Clip: 9 minutes; Lesson: not applicable – the film clips and supplemental materials presented in this Snippet Lesson Plan are designed to supplement teachers’ existing lesson plans on the topics covered.]


(Health; ELA (for cross-curricular assignments); Psychology; SEL: Child Abuse, Self-esteem, GBLTQ; Parenting, Taking Care of Yourself; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility, Caring) [15+; 121 minutes]

Pride and Prejudice

(Literature/England; World/England; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Sisters; Humility; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [12+; Literary devices analyzed: theme; foils, contrasting characters; character development; subplot; irony; and use of letters read by a character]

Pride of the Yankees

(Biography/Gehrig; Sports/Baseball; SEL: Male Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [8+]

Princess Mononoke

(World/Japan; The Environment; Mythology; Cinema; SEL: Male Role Model; Leadership; Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Citizenship) [12+]

The Pursuit of Happyness

(U.S./1991 – present and Biography; SEL: Father/Son; Parenting; Surviving, Work/Career; add the following SEL topics when using’s student handout for this film entitled Episodes in the Life of Chris Gardner (What’s Not in the Movie): Alcohol & Drug Abuse; Breaking Out; Spousal Abuse; Child Abuse; Education; Male Role Model; Ambition; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [12+]


(Drama/England; World/England; SEL: Breaking Out; Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [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.


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