Rabbit-Proof Fence

(World/Australia; SEL: Human Rights; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [10+]

A Raisin in the Sun

(U.S./1945 – 1991, Diversity & Illinois; Drama/U.S; SEL: Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Marriage, Families in Crisis; Female Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Fairness) [12+]

The Simpsons 

The Raven section of the Second Season, Treehouse of Horror Episode — Introducing the Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe Using “The Simpsons” and “The Ladykillers” [14+; snippets: 8 minutes; lesson: from one to three 45 – 55 minute classes, depending on the assignments given]

The Red Badge of Courage

(U.S./1860 – 1865; Literature/U.S.; SEL: Redemption, Coming of Age; Courage in War; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [10+]

The Red Shoes

[Dance; Music/Classical; SEL: Talent; Work/Career; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Citizenship) [12+]

The Relic

Viruses and the Speed of Evolution Using The Relic [14+; snippet: 3 minutes; lesson: 30 minutes.]

Remember the Titans

(U.S./1945 – 1991, Diversity & Virginia; Sports/Football; SEL: Breaking Out; Friendship; Teamwork; Leadership; Male Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Responsibility; Fairness; Citizenship) [11+]

Richard III

(Drama/England; World/England SEL: Brothers; Ambition; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: General) [12+ ]

The Right Stuff

(U.S./1945 – 1991; Aviation & Space Exploration; SEL: Friendship; Teamwork, Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [12+]

Robot and Frank

Snippet Lesson Plan

Robot Ethics — using film clips from Robot and Frank [12+ — Middle School/Jr. High and High School Levels; Snippets15 minutes]

Romeo and Juliet

(Drama/England; SEL: Fighting; Romantic Relationships; Suicide; Revenge; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring) [12+]

The Rookie

(Sports/Baseball; U.S./1991 – present; SEL: Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Caring) [9+]

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Roots Vol. I

(U.S./1629 – 1750 & Diversity; World/Africa; SEL: Coming of Age; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [12+]

Roots Vol. II

(U.S./1629 – 1750 & Diversity; SEL: Surviving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [12+]

Roots Vol. III

(U.S. 1750 – 1812 & Diversity; SEL: Surviving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [12+]

Roots Vol. IV

(U.S./1812 – 1860 & Diversity; SEL: Rebellion; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [12+]

Roots Vol. V

(U.S./1812 – 1860 & Diversity; SEL: Father/Son; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [12+]

Roots Vol. VI

(U.S./1865 – 1913 & Diversity; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [12+]

Rossini’s Ghost

(Biography; Music/Opera; World/Italy; SEL: Talent; Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [6 – 12]


(Drama; ELA: irony; characterization; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Self-esteem; Moral-Ethical Emphasis Respect) [12+]

The Russians are Coming the Russians are Coming

(U.S./1945 – 1991 & Massachusetts; SEL: Peace/Peacemakers; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [8 – 12]

Ryan’s Daughter

(World/Ireland & WWI; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect; Caring) [15+]

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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