Social-Emotional Learning Index
"FATHER/SON" to "HUMAN RIGHTS"

Father/Son | Female Role Model | Fighting | Friendship
Gambling Addiction | Grandparents | Grieving | Human Rights

Complete List of SEL Topics



FATHER/SON

All My Sons (Crime; Marriage; Father/Son; Suicide; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Subjects: U.S./1941 - 1991; Drama/U.S.) [13+]

Bach's Fight for Freedom (Friendship; Father/Son; Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: Biography; Music/Classical; World/Germany) [6 - 12]

Billy Elliot (Breaking Out, Families in Crisis, Father/Son, Courage, Grieving, Friendship, Parenting, Grandparents; GBLTQ, Education; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring, Responsibility, Respect; Trustworthiness; Subjects: Dance; World/England) [12+]

The Chosen (Parenting; Father/Son; Friendship; Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Subjects: Literature/U.S. & Literary Devices: Theme, Symbol,Irony; Religions/Judaism; U.S.: 1941 - 1945 & New York) [10+]

A Dry White Season (Courage; Justice; Human Rights; Grieving; Father/Son; Marriage; Families in Crisis; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Responsibility; Citizenship; Subjects: World/South Africa) [14+]

Field of Dreams (Grieving; Father/Son; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trutworthiness; Subjects:Sports/Baseball; U.S./1945 - 1991 & Iowa) [10+]

Finding Nemo (Father/Son; Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Respect; Subjects: Marine Biology (Science/Technology)) [9-12]

Goya: Awakened in a Dream (Father/Son; Friendship; Illness; Human Rights; Talent; Disabilities; Ethical Emphasis --- Caring;Subjects --- Visual Arts; World/Spain & the Enlightenment; Biography) [8 - 13]

High School Musical (Breaking Out; Friendship, Peer Pressure; Father/Son; Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Subjects: Dance; Drama/Musicals) [8 - 14]

Hoosiers (Teamwork; Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Male Role Model; Father/Son; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Responsibility, Caring; Subjects: Sports/Basketball; U.S. 1945 - 1991 & Indiana) [11+]

 

James' Journey to Jerusalem (Friendship; Father/Son; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Respect; Fairness; Subjects: World/Israel; Religions) [12+]

Life With Father (Coming of Age; Father/Son; Marriage; Parenting; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: U.S./1865 - 1913 & New York) [8+]

Mr. Holland's Opus (Education; Male Role Model; Parenting; Father/Son; Mother/Son; Marriage; Disabilities; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Citizenship; Caring; Respect; Subjects: Music/Classical; U.S. 1945 - 1991) [10+]

October Sky (Parenting; Father/Son; Mother/Son; Breaking Out; Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring; Subjects: Space Exploration; U.S./1945 - 1991 & West Virginia; Science-Technology) [10+]

Quiz Show (Ambition; Father/Son; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Subjects: U.S./1945 - 1991 & New York) [11+]

Roots Vol. V (Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Subjects: U.S./1812 - 1860 & Diversity) [12+]

Searching for Bobby Fischer (Talent; Father/Son; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Subjects: Sports/Chess; World/Canada) [10+]

Shiloh (Caring for Animals; Father/Son; Mother/Son, Parenting; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Caring; Subjects: U.S./1945 - 1991 & West Virginia) [10+]

Smoke Signals (Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Father/Son; Grieving; Child Abuse; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring (Forgiving); Subjects: U.S./1991 - present, Diversity (Native American) & Idaho) [12+]

The Yearling (Male Role Model; Coming of Age; Running Away; Father/Son; Mother/Son; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring; Subjects: U.S./1865 - 1913 & Florida; Literature/U.S.) [8 - 12]



FEMALE ROLE MODEL

Ancient Alexandria, Hypatia, and the Decline of Greco-Roman Civilization — using the Film Agora (Female Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Subjects: World/Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome; Religions (Christianity & Judaism) [14+]

Angels in the Outfield (Families in Crisis; Friendship; Parenting; Female Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: Sports/Baseball; U.S./1945 - 1991 & California) [9 - 12]

Anne of Green Gables (Coming of Age; Subjects: World/Canada) [8+]

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (Diversity; Subjects: U.S./1865 - 1991 & Diversity) [10+]

Cross Creek (Female Role Model; Parenting; Friendship; Suicide; Running Away; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Subjects: U.S./1865 - 1913 and Florida; Literature/U.S.) [14+]

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

A Gentleman's Agreement (Female Role Model; Male Role Model; Parenting; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Subjects: U.S./1945 - 1991 & Diversity) [12+]

Gone with the Wind (The female role models are Melanie and Mammy, not Scarlett; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: General; Subjects: U.S./1860 - 1865 & Georgia; Cinema) [12+]

The Grapes of Wrath (Families in Crisis; Female Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Fairness; Subjects: U.S./1929 - 1941; Oklahoma & California; Literature/U.S.) [12+]

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (Ambition; Families in Crisis; Female Role Model; Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Trustworthiness; Citizenship; Subjects: U.S./1929 - 1941 (the Great Depression) [6-12]

 

Little Women (Female Role Model; Families in Crisis; Parenting; Sisters; Coming of Age; Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring; Subjects: U.S./1860 - 1865 & Massachusetts; Literature/U.S.) [6+]

The Long Walk Home (Female Role Model; Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect; Subjects: U.S./1945 - 1991, Diversity & Alabama) [12+]

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

Marie Curie: More Than Meets the Eye SEL: Female Role Model; Mother/Daughter; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Subjects: Biography; World/France & WW I; Medicine; Science-Technology) [8 - 12]

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

Mrs. Miniver (Families in Crisis; Female Role Model; Courage in War; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Subjects: World/England & WW II) [10+]

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

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

Small Wonders (Education; Female Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Citizenship; Subjects: Music/Classical; U.S./1991 - Present & New York; Biography (Guaspari)) [6+]

Whale Rider (Breaking Out; Female Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Subjects: World/New Zealand; ELA, including characterization, symbol and foil) [12+]



FIGHTING

Good Will Hunting (Child Abuse; Marriage; Romantic Relationships; Fighting; Friendship; Male Role Model; Talent; Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: Medicine (Psychiatry); U.S./1991 - present & Massachusetts) [14+]

Hamlet (Revenge, Fighting, Grieving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Subjects: Drama/England) [12+]

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

The Outsiders (Brothers; Coming of Age; Courage; Fighting; Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Caring; Subjects: Literature/U.S.; U.S./1945 - 1991) [11+]

 

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

War of the Buttons - Using Characterization in Literary Analysis (Fighting; Friendship; Leadership; Parenting; Subjects: ELA: characterization; World/Ireland; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Caring) [10+]

West Side Story (Fighting; Revenge; Romantic Relationships; Bad Associations; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Citizenship; Subjects: Drama/Musicals; U.S./1945 - 1991, Diversity & New York; Dance/Performance [12+]



FRIENDSHIP

Empire Records (ELA-Writing Exercises; SEL: Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Trustworthiness) [14+]

The Adventures of Huck Finn (Breaking Out; Friendship; Running Away; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Subjects: U.S./1812 - 1860, Diversity & Missouri; Literature/U.S.) [6+]

An American Tail (Friendship; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Fairness; Subjects: U.S./1865 - 1913; Diversity & New York) [9 - 10]

Angels in the Outfield (Families in Crisis; Friendship; Parenting; Female Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: Sports/Baseball; U.S./1945 - 1991 & California) [9 - 12]

"Antz" and "A Bug's Life" (Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect, Responsibility; Subjects: Science-Technology) [5-12]

Au Revoir Les Enfants (Coming of Age, Human Rights, Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Responsibility, Caring; Subjects: World/France & WW II (Holocaust)) [11+]

Bach's Fight for Freedom (Friendship; Father/Son; Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: Biography; Music/Classical; World/Germany) [6 - 12]

Beautiful Dreamers (Male Role Model; Mental Illness; Breaking Out; Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Subjects: Biography/Whitman; Literature/U.S.; World/Canada; Medicine) [12+]

Beethoven Lives Upstairs (Friendship; Grieving; Disability; Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring; Subjects: Music/Classical; World/Austria; Biography/Beethoven) [9 - 12]

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Human Rights; Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Subjects: World/WW II & Germany; ELA) [13+; Literary Devices Analyzed: irony]

Billy Elliot (Breaking Out, Families in Crisis, Father/Son, Courage, Grieving, Friendship, Parenting, Grandparents; GBLTQ, Education; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring, Responsibility, Respect; Trustworthiness; Subjects: Dance; World/England) [12+]

Breaking Away (Coming of Age; Parenting; Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Subjects: Sports/Bicycle Racing; U.S./1945 - 1991 & Indiana) [12+]

Brian's Song (Friendship, Grieving, Sportsmanship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Subjects: Sports/Football; U.S./1945 - 1991 & Diversity) [10+]

Bridge to Terabithia (Friendship; Grieving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: Literature/U.S.; U.S./1945 - 1991 & Virginia) [10-13]

Captains Courageous (Friendship, Parenting; Male Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Responsibility; Subjects: U.S./1929 - 1941 & Massachusets; Seafaring) [8 - 12]

Charlotte's Web - Talking and Playing for Growth (Caring for Animals; Friendship; Grieving; Justice; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Subjects: Science -- Biology) [5 - 8]

Charlotte's Web (Caring for Animals; Friendship; Grieving; Justice; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Subjects: Science -- Biology) [5 - 10]

The Chosen (Parenting; Father/Son; Friendship; Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Subjects: Literature/U.S. & Literary Devices: Theme, Symbol,Irony; Religions/Judaism; U.S.: 1941 - 1945 & New York) [10+]

Cross Creek (Female Role Model; Parenting; Friendship; Suicide; Running Away; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Subjects: U.S./1865 - 1913 and Florida; Literature/U.S.) [14+]

Edward Scissorhands (Friendship; Disabilities; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Subjects: U.S./1945 - 1991; ELA) [13+; Literary devices analyzed: expository phase, setting, character; development, theme.]

Finding Nemo (Father/Son; Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Respect; Subjects: Marine Biology (Science/Technology)) [9-12]

Gallipoli (Courage in War; Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Subjects: World/ WW I; Australia and Turkey) [13+]

Gattaca (Breaking Out; Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Human Rights; Brothers; Friendship; Suicide; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Fairness; Subjects: Science Fiction) [14+]

Good Will Hunting (Child Abuse; Marriage; Romantic Relationships; Fighting; Friendship; Male Role Model; Talent; Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: Medicine (Psychiatry); U.S./1991 - present & Massachusetts) [14+]

Goya: Awakened in a Dream (Father/Son; Friendship; Illness; Human Rights; Talent; Disabilities; Ethical Emphasis --- Caring;Subjects --- Visual Arts; World/Spain & the Enlightenment; Biography) [8 - 13]

Groundhog Day (Literature; SEL: Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [12+]

The Help (US 1945-1991, Diversity & Mississippi; SEL: Self-Esteem, Friendship, Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [13+]

High School Musical (Breaking Out; Friendship, Peer Pressure; Father/Son; Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Subjects: Dance; Drama/Musicals) [8 - 14]

Empire Records (Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Trustworthiness; Subjects: ELA-Writing Exercises — Empire Records is best used as a Reward Film) [14 - 17]

 

Hiroshima Maiden (Courage; Friendship; Human Rights; Peer Pressure; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring; Subjects: U.S./1941 - 1991; World/WW-II and Japan) [9 - 13]

Horton Hears a Who! - Talking and Playing for Growth (SEL: Friendship; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Respect; Caring) [4 - 8]

Ice Age: The Meltdown - Talking and Playing for Growth (Friendship; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility (Taking Care of the Environment); Subjects: The Environment;) [6 - 8]

An Ideal Husband (Families in Crisis; Marriage, Friendship, Romantic Relationships, Justice, Redemption; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Caring; Subjects: Drama/England; World/England)[12+]

Into the Wild (Literature: NonFiction; Literary Devices: theme; allusion; U.S.: 1945 - 1991; SEL: Taking Care of Yourself; Families in; Crisis Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [14+]

James' Journey to Jerusalem (Friendship; Father/Son; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Respect; Fairness; Subjects: World/Israel; Religions) [12+]

Kiki's Delivery Service - Talking and Playing for Growth (Coming of Age; Talent; Friendship; Courage. Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect; Responsibility; Caring) [5 - 8]

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (Ambition; Families in Crisis; Female Role Model; Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Trustworthiness; Citizenship; Subjects: U.S./1929 - 1941 (the Great Depression) [6-10]

Leonardo: A Dream of Flight (Friendship; Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: General; Subjects: Biography; World/Italy & the Renaissance; Science-Technology; Aviation) [8 - 11]

The Lion King (Grieving; Redemption; Friendship; Ambition, Running Away; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Subjects: The Environment; Science/Technology) [8 - 11]

Native Son (Justice; Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Responsibility; Fairness; Subjects: U.S./1945 - 1991, Diversity & Illinois; Literature/U.S.) [15 ]

October Sky (Parenting; Father/Son; Mother/Son; Breaking Out; Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring; Subjects: Space Exploration; U.S./1945 - 1991 & West Virginia; Science-Technology) [10+]

Of Mice And Men (Literature - U.S.; SEL: Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [13+]

The Outsiders (Brothers; Coming of Age; Courage; Fighting; Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Caring; Subjects: Literature/U.S.; U.S./1945 - 1991) [11+]

A Passage To India (Friendship; Romantic Relationships; Justice; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect; Subjects: World/India & England; Literature/England) [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+]

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

The Right Stuff (Friendship; Teamwork, Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Subjects: U.S./1945 - 1991; Aviation; Space Exploration) [12+]

Rossini's Ghost (Talent; Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Subjects: Biography/Rossini; Music/Opera; World/Italy) [6 - 12]

Sayonara (Male Role Model; Romantic Relationships; Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect; Subjects: U.S./1945 - 1991 & Diversity; World/Japan) [12+]

Strauss: King of Three-Quarter Time (Friendship; Child Abuse; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: Biography; Music/Classical; World/Austria) [6-12]

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Fairness; Subjects: Science-Technology; World/Mexico) [12+] (Some dialogue is in Spanish)

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

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

Up - Talking and Playing for Growth (Friendship; Caring for Animals; Grieing; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [6 - 8]

War of the Buttons - Using Characterization in Literary Analysis (Fighting; Friendship; Leadership; Parenting; Subjects: ELA: characterization; World/Ireland; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Caring) [10+]

The Wizard of Oz — Primary (Self-esteem; Friendship; Taking Care of Yourself; Breaking Out; Subjects:Cinema; Drama/Musicals; U.S./1865-1913; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Respect, Caring) [5+]

The Wizard of Oz — Secondary (Self-esteem; Friendship; Taking Care of Yourself; Breaking Out; Subjects:Cinema; Drama/Musicals; U.S./1865-1913; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Respect, Caring) [12+]



GAMBLING ADDICTION

Around the World in 80 Days (Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility, Respect, Fairness; Subjects: Science-Technology; World/England) [8 - 13]

The Old Curiosity Shop (Gambling Addiction; Parenting; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Subjects: Literature/England) [11+]

 

Show Boat (Marriage; Romantic Relationships; Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Gambling Addiction; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Subjects: U.S./1865 - 1913 & Diversity; Cinema; Drama/Musicals; Dance/Performance) [11+]

To Live (Grieving; Surviving; Gambling Addiction; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Fairness; Subjects: World/China) (In Chinese with English subtitles.)



GBLTQ (Gay, Bisexual, Lesbian, Transgendered, Questioning)

Billy Elliot (Breaking Out, Families in Crisis, Father/Son, Courage, Grieving, Friendship, Parenting, Grandparents; GBLTQ, Education; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring, Responsibility, Respect; Trustworthiness; Subjects: Dance; World/England) [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+]

 

The Kids Are All Right    (2010) MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some teen drug and alcohol use; Director: Lisa Cholodenko.    This is a film about a loving lesbian family in which the two children were each born from one of their moms with sperm from the same sperm donor. The plot is excellent and the insights contain positive lessons, which are quite predictable. Our only problem with the movie are the mildly explicit sex scenes that were simply unnecessary and obviously included just to sell the movie. For this reason we have not prepared a Learning Guide for the film.

Philadelphia    (1993) MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some graphic language and thematic material; Director: Jonathan Demme.    This is a breakthrough movie promoting understanding of gay people and those with dreaded illnesses. TWM is considering preparing a Learning Guide for this film.



VICARIOUS EXPERIENCES ARE A MAJOR RESOURCE FOR SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING
Movies and film are the literature of choice for modern young people. Literature has always been a major vehicle for character education and the acquisition of emotional intelligence. TeachWithMovies.com has developed Learning Guides to 280 feature films. Learning Guides can be used by teachers and parents to create lesson plans.



GRANDPARENTS

Billy Elliot (Breaking Out, Families in Crisis, Father/Son, Courage, Grieving, Friendship, Parenting, Grandparents; GBLTQ, Education; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring, Responsibility, Respect; Trustworthiness; Subjects: Dance; World/England) [12+]

 


GRIEVING

Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided (Families in Crisis; Marriage; Grieving; Leadership; Father/Daughter; Mother/Son; Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect, Responsiblity, Fairness; Subjects: U.S./1812 - 1865; Biography) [10+]

Beethoven Lives Upstairs (Friendship; Grieving; Disability; Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring; Subjects: Music/Classical; World/Austria; Biography/Beethoven) [9 - 12]

Beyond Rangoon (Human Rights; Grieving; Rebellion; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: World/Myanmar) [14+]

Billy Elliot (Breaking Out, Families in Crisis, Father/Son, Courage, Grieving, Friendship, Parenting, Grandparents; GBLTQ, Education; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring, Responsibility, Respect; Trustworthiness; Subjects: Dance; World/England) [12+]

The Black Stallion (Caring for Animals; Surviving; Grieving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: Sports/Horse Racing) [8+]

Brian's Song (Friendship, Grieving, Sportsmanship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Subjects: Sports/Football; U.S./1945 - 1991 & Diversity) [10+]

Bridge to Terabithia (Friendship; Grieving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: Literature/U.S.; U.S./1945 - 1991 & Virginia) [10-13]

Charlotte's Web - Talking and Playing for Growth (Caring for Animals; Friendship; Grieving; Justice; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Subjects: Science -- Biology) [5 - 8]

Charlotte's Web (Caring for Animals; Friendship; Grieving; Justice; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Subjects: Science -- Biology) [5 - 10]

Contact (Grieving; Father/Daughter; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Caring; Subjects: Religions/Judeo-Christian; Science Fiction; Space Exploration; Mathematics) [12+]

Cry, the Beloved Country (Grieving; Crime; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Subjects: World/South Africa) [10+]

A Dry White Season (Courage; Justice; Human Rights; Grieving; Father/Son; Marriage; Families in Crisis; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Responsibility; Citizenship; Subjects: World/South Africa) [14+]

Field of Dreams (Grieving; Father/Son; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trutworthiness; Sports/Baseball; U.S./1945 - 1991 & Iowa) [10+]

 

Fly Away Home (Health (Grieving); ELA: theme, characterization, back story, allusion, complication; Science(Biology); the Environment; World/Canada; SEL: Grieving; Parenting; Father/Daughter; Caring for Animals; Teamwork; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring) [10+]

Hamlet (Revenge, Fighting, Grieving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Subjects: Drama/England) [12+]

The Lion King (Grieving; Redemption; Friendship; Ambition, Running Away; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Subjects: The Environment; Science/Technology) [8 - 11]

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

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

Smoke Signals (Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Father/Son; Grieving; Child Abuse; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring (Forgiving); Subjects: U.S./1991 - present, Diversity (Native American) & Idaho) [12+]

To Live (Grieving; Surviving; Gambling Addiction; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Fairness; Subjects: World/China) (In Chinese with English subtitles.)

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

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

Up - Talking and Playing for Growth (Friendship; Caring for Animals; Grieing; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [6 - 8]

Winslow Homer: An American Original (Talent; Grieving; Mental Illness; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Subjects: U.S./1861 - 1913; Visual Arts; Medicine-Psychiatry; Biography) [8 - 12]

Where the Red Fern Grows (SEL: Grieving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Perseverance; Fairness,) [8-12+]



HUMAN RIGHTS

Amistad (Justice; Courage; Rebellion; Human Rights; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Citizenship; Subjects: U.S./1812 - 1860 & Diversity) [14+]

Four Films About Anne Frank (Coming of Age; Families in Crisis; Human Rights; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Responsiblity; Citizenship; Subjects: World/WW II & Holland; Biography) [12+]

Au Revoir Les Enfants (Coming of Age, Human Rights, Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Responsibility, Caring; Subjects: World/France & WW II (Holocaust)) [11+]

Beyond Rangoon (Human Rights; Grieving; Rebellion; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: World/Myanmar) [14+]

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Human Rights; Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Subjects: World/WW II & Germany; ELA) [13+; Literary Devices Analyzed: irony]

A Dry White Season (Courage; Justice; Human Rights; Grieving; Father/Son; Marriage; Families in Crisis; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Responsibility; Citizenship; Subjects: World/South Africa) [14+]

Europa! Europa! (Human Rights; Surviving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Subjects: World/Germany & WW II) [13+] (In German & Russian with English Subtitles)

For Love or Country -- The Arturo Sandoval Story (Human Rights; Courage; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Citizenship; Subjects: Music/Jazz; World/Cuba and the Cold War Era; Biography) [12+]

Gattaca (Breaking Out; Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Human Rights; Brothers; Friendship; Suicide; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Fairness; Subjects: Science Fiction) [14+]

Gorillas in the Mist (Caring for Animals; Courage; Human Rights; Romantic Relationships; Ethical Emphasis --- Trustworthiness; Respect; Citizenship;Subjects --- The Environment; Science-Technology; World/Africa) [13+]

Goya: Awakened in a Dream (Father/Son; Friendship; Illness; Human Rights; Talent; Disabilities; Ethical Emphasis --- Caring;Subjects --- Visual Arts; World/Spain & the Enlightenment; Biography) [8 - 13]

Grave of the Fireflies (U.S./1941 - 1991; World/WW-II and Japan; Cinema; SEL: Human Rights; Surviving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [13+]

Hiroshima Maiden (Courage; Friendship; Human Rights; Peer Pressure; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring; Subjects: U.S./1941 - 1991; World/WW-II and Japan) [9 - 13]

 

The Inner Circle (Marriage; Human Rights; Suicide; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: World/Russia) [15+]

Iron Jawed Angels (Human Rights; Courage; Leadership; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Fairness; Subjects: U.S.: 1913 - 1929) [11+]

Judgment at Nuremberg (Justice; Human Rights, Male Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect, Responsibility; Fairness; Subjects: U.S./1941 - 1945 & The Law; World/WW II) [10+]

Lesson Plan on the Human Rights of Artists based on "For Love or Country -- The Arturo Sandoval Story" -- High School and Middle./Jr. High World History and any fine arts curriculum, especially music.

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+]

Mass Casualties Lesson Plan (Focusing on the Decision to End WW II with Surprise Atomic Attacks on Japanese Cities) (Human Rights; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsiblity; Caring; Subjects: U.S./ 1941 - 1945; World/WW II and Japan) [12+]

The Official Story (Parenting; Human Rights; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Subjects: World/Argentina) [14+]

Rabbit-Proof Fence (Human Rights; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Subjects: World/Australia) [10+]

Sarafina (Rebellion; Human Rights; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Citizenship; Subjects: World/South Africa) [13+]

Sometimes in April (Human Rights; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsiblity; Citizenship; Subjects: World/Rwanda & the Post-Cold War Era) [14+]

Hotel Rwanda (Human Rights; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsiblity; Citizenship; Subjects: World/Rwanda & the Post-Cold War Era) [14+]

Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives (Human Rights; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Fairness; Subjects: U.S./1812 - 1865; 1865 - 1913; and African Americans & the Civil Rights Movement; Literature/U.S. (Narrative Writing)) [10+]

Water (Human Rights; Suicide; Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Fairness; Subjects: World/India; Religions/Hinduism) [12+]


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