Social-Emotional Learning Index

GRIEVING

Create Lesson Plans About Grieving Using Movies

Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided

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

Beethoven Lives Upstairs

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

Beyond Rangoon

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

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 Black Stallion

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

Brian’s Song

(Friendship, Grieving, Sportsmanship; Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Subjects: Sports/Football; U.S./1945 – 1991 & Diversity) [10+]

Bridge to Terabithia

(Friendship; Grieving; 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; Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Subjects: Science — Biology) [5 – 8]

Charlotte’s Web

(Caring for Animals; Friendship; Grieving; Justice; Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Subjects: Science — Biology) [5 – 10]

Contact

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

Cry, the Beloved Country

(Grieving; Crime; Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Subjects: World/South Africa) [10+]

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+]

Field of Dreams

(Grieving; Father/Son; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Sports/Baseball; U.S./1945 – 1991 & Iowa) [10+]

Fly Away Home

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

Hamlet

(Revenge, Fighting, Grieving; 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; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Subjects: Biography; Science-Technology; World/France) [10+]

Old Yeller

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

Smoke Signals

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

To Live

(Grieving; Surviving; Gambling Addiction; 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; 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; Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Responsibility; Subjects: Aviation; U.S./1941 – 1945, Diversity & Alabama) [10+]

Up

Talking and Playing for Growth

(Friendship; Caring for Animals; Grieving; Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [6 – 8]

Winslow Homer: An American Original

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

Where the Red Fern Grows

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