Social-Emotional Learning Index

Courage

Create Lesson Plans About Courage Using Movies

The Adventures of Milo and Otis

Talking and Playing for Growth

(Friendship; Courage; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect; Caring) [5 – 8]

All the President’s Men

(Courage; Teamwork; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Fairness; Citizenship; Subjects: U.S./1945 – 1991 & Politics) [12+]

Amistad

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

An American Tail

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

An American Tail

Talking and Playing for Growth

(Friendship; Courage; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Fairness; Subjects: U.S./1865 – 1913; Diversity & New York) [5 – 8]

Anne B. Real

(Breaking Out; Coming of Age; Alcohol & Drug Abuse; Courage; Crime; Education; Families in Crisis; Surviving; Talent; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring; Subjects: U.S./1991 – present and New York) [12+]

Four Films About Anne Frank

(Coming of Age; Families in Crisis; Human Rights; Courage; Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Responsibility; Citizenship; Subjects: World/WWII & Holland; Biography) [12+]

Argo

(U.S./1945 – 1991 & Iran – The Iran Hostage Crisis; SEL: Courage; Ethical Emphasis: Caring, Citizenship) [14+]

Babe

Talking and Playing for Growth

(Friendship; Caring for Animals; Courage; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Respect; Caring) [5 – 8]

Billy Elliot

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

The Book Thief

(Families in Crisis; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility, Caring; Subjects: World/Germany, WW-II, ELA (theme, personification, symbol, & irony) [13+; 121 minutes]

A Bugs Life

Talking and Playing for Growth

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

Citizenfour

Part of a unit on National Security Whistleblowers (Courage; Subjects: U.S. 1945 – Current, the Press; & the Law; Civics; Ethical Responsibility; Citizenship) [13+]

Concussion

(Courage; Subjects: U.S. 1991 – Current; Medicine; Sports; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Citizenship) [13+]

Contagion

(Courage; Surviving; Subjects: Health; Medicine; Science-Technology; U.S. 1991 – present; World/Asia; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Citizenship) [13+]

A Dry White Season

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

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+]

Ghosts of Mississippi

(Courage, Justice; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Responsibility, Citizenship; Subjects: U.S./1945 – Present, Diversity, the Law & Mississippi) [12+]

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+]

Happy Feet

Talking and Playing for Growth

(SEL: Friendship; Courage; Self-Esteem; Disabilities; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Respect; Caring) [5 – 8]

Harriet

(U.S. History 1812- 1865; African-American; Maryland; SEL: Human Rights; Female Role Model; Breaking Out; Courage; Disabilities; Moral/Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [13+]

The Help

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

High Noon

For American History and Civics Classes (U.S./The Frontier & the West, 1865 – 1913 and 1945 – 1991 (the Red Scare); Cinema; SEL: Marriage; Leadership; Courage; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Citizenship) [11+]

High Noon

For ELA Classes (Literature/Myths of the Western genre; Literary devices: symbol; motif; foil; and expository phase; SEL: Marriage; Leadership; Courage; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Citizenship) [11+]

High Noon

Snippet Lesson Plan on the Expository Phase ELA: Expository Phase [12+; snippet: 15 minutes, 20 seconds; lesson: one to two class periods]

Hiroshima Maiden

(Courage; Friendship; Human Rights; Peer Pressure; 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; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Respect; Caring) [4 – 8]

Hotel Rwanda

(Human Rights; Courage; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Citizenship; Subjects: World/Rwanda & the Post-Cold War Era; U.S./1991 – present) [14+]

Ice Age: The Meltdown

Talking and Playing for Growth

(Friendship; Courage; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility (Taking Care of the Environment); Subjects: The Environment;) [6 – 8]

The Insider

(Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Families in Crisis, Marriage, Crime, Courage; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Responsibility, Citizenship Subjects: U.S./1991 – present) [13+]

Iron Jawed Angels

(Human Rights; Courage; Leadership; Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Fairness; Subjects: U.S.: 1913 – 1929) [11+]

Kiki’s Delivery Service

Talking and Playing for Growth

(Coming of Age; Talent; Friendship; Courage. Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect; Responsibility; Caring) [5 – 8]

The King and I

(Education; Courage; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect; Subjects: Drama/Musicals; World/Thailand; U.S./1860 – 1865; Dance/Performance) [8+]

A Man for All Seasons

(Courage; Male Role Model; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Subjects: Biography/Thomas More; World/England & the Renaissance; Religions/Christianity; Drama/England) [12+]

The Mission

(Brothers; Redemption; Courage; Rebellion; Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Subjects: Religions/Christianity; World/South America, Paraguay, Brazil) [13+]

Never Cry Wolf

(Caring for Animals; Courage; Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Subjects: Science-Technology, The Environment; U.S./1945 – 1991; Alaska) [10+]

Old Yeller

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

The Outsiders

(Brothers; Coming of Age; Courage; Fighting; Friendship; Peer Pressure; Redemption; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Caring; Subjects: Literature/U.S. & Literary Devices; U.S./1945 – 1991) [11+; Literary devices analyzed: expository phase; flashback; symbol; foreshadowing; Bildungsroman; irony; protagonist/antagonist confusion and theme]

The Most Dangerous Man in America

Part of a unit on National Security Whistleblowers (Courage; Subjects: U.S. 1945 – Current, the Press; & the Law; Civics; Ethical Responsibility; Citizenship) [13+]

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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

Rabbit-Proof Fence

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

The Right Stuff

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

Schindler’s List

(Courage; Rebellion; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect; Caring; Subjects: Biography; World/WWII) [15+]

Silenced

Part of a unit on National Security Whistleblowers (U.S. 1945 – Current, the Press; & the Law; Civics; SEL: Courage; Ethical Responsibility; Citizenship) [13+]

Sometimes in April

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

The Time Machine

(Ethical Emphasis: General; Subjects: Science Fiction) [10+]

Tucker: The Man and His Dream

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

The Tuskegee Airmen

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

Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives

(Human Rights; Courage; Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Fairness; Subjects: U.S./1812 – 1865; 1865 – 1913; and African Americans & the Civil Rights Movement; Literature/U.S. (Narrative Writing)) [10+]

Warm Springs

(Courage; Disabilities; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring; Subject: U.S./1913 – 1929; Biography; Georgia) [12+]

War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State

Part of a Unit on National Security Whistleblowers (U.S. 1945 – Current, the Press & the Law; Civics; SEL: Courage; Ethical Responsibility; Citizenship) [13+]

White Nights

(Breaking Out; Courage; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect; Subjects: Dance; World/Cold War & Russia; U.S./Diversity) [13+]

The White Rose

(Courage; Rebellion; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Subjects: World/Germany & WWII) (13+)