Supplement Lesson Plans in Music
Using Movies and Film




Full Length Movies — Short Subjects — Movie Clips — Film Clips — Video Clips — Snippets

Suggested ages are in brackets at the end of each entry. Topics relating to Social Emotional Learning appear after the term "SEL." Moral-Ethical Emphasis is a reference to Character Counts' Six Pillars of Character.

The terms "snippet," "film clip," "movie clip," and "video clip" refer to a movie segment which is less than 40 minutes in length. "Short subjects" are complete movies which are also 40 minutes or less.

A Lesson Plan on Artistic Freedom As a Human Right using the movie For Love or Country -- The Arturo Sandoval Story (Music/Jazz; World/Cuba and the Cold War Era; Biography; SEL: Human Rights; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Citizenship) [12+]

Donald in Mathmagic Land -- Short Subject    (Mathematics; World/Greece; Music) [7+; 27 minutes]

 

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

Music as a Human and Cultural Right using Clips from Dr. Sarmast's Music School    (Music and Social Studies (World/Afghanistan; Human Rights of Artists; Women's Rights) [12+; 100 minutes]



A.    Classical

Amadeus (Biography/Mozart; Music/Classical; World/Austria; SEL: Humility; Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring) [12+]

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

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

The Bolero -- Short Subject    (Music (classical); SEL: Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: None) [9+; 26 minutes]

Handel's Last Chance    (Biography; Music/Classical; World/England & Ireland; SEL: Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Caring) [6-12]

Les Choristes (Music; World/France; Literature/Poetry Analysis; Literary Devices: theme;SEL: Self-esteem; Talent; Education; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [10+; in French with English subtitles]

Liszts' Rhapsody    (Biography; Music/Classical; SEL Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [6 - 12]

 

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

Music of the Heart (Music/Classical, U.S./1991 - present & New York; Biography (Guaspari); SEL: Education; Talent, Disabilities; Romantic Relationships; Divorce and Separation; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Citizenship) [9+]

The Red Shoes [Dance; Music/Classical; SEL: Talent; Work/Career; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Citizenship) [12+]

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

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

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

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



B.    Opera

Bizet's Dream    (Biography; Music/Opera; World/France; Char. Dev.: Father/Daughter; Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [9 - 12]

Carmen (Music/Opera; World/France; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility) [12+] (In French with English Subtitles)

 

La Traviata (Music/Opera; World/France; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [12+] (In Italian with English Subtitles)

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



C.    Folk Music

D.    Popular

The Buddy Holly Story (Biography; Music/Popular; U.S./1945 - 1991; SEL: Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: General) [12+]

The Glenn Miller Story (Biography; Music/Popular; U.S.: 1929 - 1941 - 1945; SEL: Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [12+]

 

The Jazz Singer (Cinema; U.S./1913 - 1929, Diversity & New York; Music/Popular; SEL: Breaking Out; Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring) [12+]

Midnight in Paris (Literature/U.S.; Visual Arts; Music; World/France; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [14+]

The Music and Heroes of America -- Short Subject    -- from the series "This is America Charlie Brown" (U.S./1865 - 1913; Music) [8 - 11; 25 minutes]



E.    Country

F.    Jazz

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

 





TeachWithMovies.com Learning Guides are designed to assist teachers in creating lesson plans. Each Learning Guide contains sections on Helpful Background, Benefits of the Movie, Possible Problems, Discussion Questions, and Assignments.

Snippet Lesson Plans are made from short subjects or from "film clips," "movie clips," or "video clips." The video segments of these lesson plans are ideal for classroom use because they are less than 40 minutes long.

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