CREATE LESSON PLANS IN CHARACTER EDUCATION,

ETHICS, AND MORALITY FROM MOVIES AND FILM

THESE FILMS ARE ORGANIZED BY THE SIX PILLARS OF CHARACTER

Teachwithmovies.org is a Character Counts “Six Pillars Partner”

and uses the Six Pillars of Character to organize ethical principles.

Play by the rules; Take turns and share; Be open-minded; listen to others; Don’t take advantage of others; Don’t blame others carelessly.

12 Angry Men

(Fairness; Respect; Citizenship; SEL: Justice; Subjects: U.S./1945 – 1991 & The Law) [11+ ]

Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided

(Respect, Responsibility, Fairness; SEL: Families in Crisis; Marriage; Grieving; Leadership; Father/Daughter; Mother/Son; Romantic Relationships; Subjects: U.S./1812 – 1865; Biography) [10+]

All The King’s Men

(Responsibility; Fairness; SEL: Ambition; Subjects: U.S./1913 – 1941, Politics & Louisiana; Literature/U.S.) [13+]

All the President’s Men

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

An American Tail

(Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Fairness; SEL: Courage; Subjects: U.S./1865 – 1913; Diversity & New York) [6 – 10]

Around the World in 80 Days

( Responsibility, Respect, Fairness; SEL: Gambling Addiction; Subjects: Science-Technology; World/England) [8 – 13]

Baseball: Innings 1 – 9

(U.S. History & Culture; Sports; SEL: Sportsmanship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Fairness) [10+]

Billy Budd

(Fairness; SEL: Justice; Leadership; Subjects: Literature/U.S. & Literary Devices: theme, characterization & irony; World/Britain; Seafaring) [14+]

Cool Runnings

(Trustworthiness; Fairness; SEL: Sportsmanship; Redemption; Male Role Model; Subjects: Sports/Olympics; World/Jamaica) [8+]

The Crucible

(Trustworthiness; Fairness; SEL: Justice; Marriage; Subjects: U.S./1629 – 1750, 1945-1991 & Massachusetts; Drama/U.S.) (Two versions, one in French with English Subtitles) [12+]

Gandhi

(Trustworthiness; Respect; Responsibility; Fairness; Caring; Citizenship; SEL: Rebellion; Peace/Peacemakers; Subjects:Biography; World/India, South Africa, England & 1800s – Cold War Era; U.S./Diversity; Religions;) [10+]

Gattaca

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

Ghosts of Mississippi

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

The Grapes of Wrath

(SEL: Families in Crisis; Female Role Model; Subjects: U.S./1929 – 1941; Oklahoma & California; Literature/U.S.) [12+]

Hoop Dreams

( Responsibility Fairness; SEL: Sportsmanship; Breaking Out; Talent; Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Subjects: Sports/Basketball; U.S. 1991 – Present & Illinois) [10+]

Ice Princess

(Trustworthiness; Respect; Fairness; Caring; SEL: Breaking Out; Parenting; Mother/daughter; Sportsmanship; Subjects: Sports/Ice Skating) [9+]

Iron Jawed Angels

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

James’ Journey to Jerusalem

(Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Respect; Fairness; SEL: Friendship; Father/Son; Subjects: World/Israel; Religions) [12+]

Judgment at Nuremberg

(Respect, Responsibility; Fairness; SEL: Justice; Human Rights, Male Role Model; Ethical Emphasis: Subjects: U.S./1941 – 1945 & The Law; World/WWII) [10+]

Les Misérables

(Fairness, Caring; SEL: Redemption; Suicide; Subjects: Literature/France; World/France) [8+]

The Life of Emile Zola

(Trustworthiness; Fairness; SEL: Justice; Talent; Subjects: Biography; World/France; Literature/France) [10+]

Native Son

(Respect; Responsibility; Fairness; SEL: Justice; Friendship; Subjects: U.S./1945 – 1991, Diversity & Illinois; Literature/U.S.) [15+]

The Ox-Bow Incident

(SEL: Justice; Subjects: U.S./The Frontier and the West; 1865 – 1913; the Law & Nevada) [12+]

A Raisin in the Sun

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

Remember the Titans

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

To Kill A Mockingbird

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

To Live

(SEL: Surviving; Grieving; Gambling Addiction; Subjects: World/China) (In Chinese with English Subtitles) [14+]

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

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

Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives

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

Water

(Respect; Caring; Fairness; SEL: Human Rights; Suicide; Breaking Out; Subjects: World/India; Religions/Hinduism; ELA) [12+; Literary devices analyzed: character, symbols, subplot, foils and irony]

This is America Charlie Brown

The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk

Short Subject — (SEL Ambition, Brothers; Subject Matter: U.S./1865 – 1913; Aviation)) [8 – 11; 24 minutes]

Where the Red Fern Grows

(SEL: Grieving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Perseverance; Fairness,) [8-12+]