Tale of Two Cities

(Literature/England; World/France & England; SEL: Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Rebellion; Redemption; Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [12+]

Thelma and Louise

Snippet Lesson Plan

Foreshadowing and Characterization Using A Clip from Thelma and Louise [14+; snippet: 40 minutes; lesson: One and one-half to two 45 – 50 minute class periods]

Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey

Snippet Lesson Plan

Electromagnetic Waves, Induction, Capacitance, and Antennae —  Using a Film Clip from Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey (Science & Technology/Physics; Music) [12+; Middle and High School Level; film clip 6.5 minutes]

Thirteen Days

The Best of TWM

(U.S./1945 – 1991; World/Russia & The Cold War; SEL: Leadership; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [12+]

Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould

(Biography; Music/Classical; World/Canada; SEL: Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [14+] (Small portions in French with English subtitles.)

The Time Machine

(Science Fiction; SEL: Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: General) [10+]

The Time Machine

Snippet Lesson Plan

On Evolution Using “The Time Machine” (Science/Biology; Science-fiction) [13+ Middle School and High School; snippet: 9 minutes; lesson: two class periods]

The Simpsons

Snippet Lesson Plan

The Ladykillers — To Helen — 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]

To Kill A Mockingbird

The Best of TWM

(U.S./1929 – 1941, the Law & Diversity; Literature/U.S. & Literary Devices; SEL: Justice; Male Role Model; Courage; Mental Illness; Parenting; Disabilities; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect; Responsibility; Fairness; Caring; Citizenship) [11+; Literary devices analyzed: symbol; flashback; irony; humor]

To Live

(World/China; SEL: Surviving; Grieving; Gambling Addiction; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Fairness) [14+] (In Chineses with English subtitles.)


(U.S./1945 – 1991 & New York; Drama/U.S.; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [13+]

Tora! Tora! Tora!

The Best of TWM

(U.S./1941 – 1945; World/Japan & WW II; Seafaring; SEL: Courage in War; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [10+] (Portions in Japanese with English subtitles)


(World: Hungary, Cold War; Documentary; SEL: Courage in War; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [12+]

Toy Story

Talking and Playing for Growth

(SEL: Friendship; Teamwork; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Respect; Caring) [5 – 8]

Travis: A Soldier’s Story

The Best of TWM

(Health (Resilience); U.S. 1991 – Current; World/Afghanistan; SEL: Courage in War; Surviving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [14+]

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

(Science-Technology; World/Mexico; SEL: Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Fairness) [12+] (Some dialogue is in Spanish)

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

(U.S./1913 – 1929, Diversity & New York; SEL: Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Education; Families in Crisis; Father/Daughter; Grieving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring) [9+]

Trouble With The Curve

(Sports/Baseball; SEL: Parenting; Father/Daughter; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [13+]


(Biography; U.S./1941 – 1991; SEL: Leadership; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [12+]

Tucker: The Man and His Dream

(U.S./1945-1991; Science-Technology; SEL: Ambition; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Fairness) [10+]

The Turning Point

(Dance; U.S./1945 – 1991; SEL: Marriage; Mother/Daughter; Friendship; Male Role Model; Talent; Work/Career; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [14+]

The Tuskegee Airmen

The Best of TWM

(Aviation; U.S./1941 – 1945, Diversity & Alabama; SEL: Courage; Courage in War; Friendship; Self-esteem; Grieving; Suicide; Surviving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Responsibility) [10+]

Twelfth Night

The Best of TWM

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

Twelve O’Clock High

The Best of TWM

(Aviation; U.S./1941-1945; SEL: Leadership; Courage in War; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [10+]

12 Years a Slave

The Best of TWM

(U.S./1812 – 1865; Literature/U.S. (Slave Narrative); Biography; SEL: Human Rights; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [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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