LESSON PLANS BASED ON SHORTS AND
ON CLIPS FROM FILM, MOVIES, AND VIDEO

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

Each Lesson Plan on this Index uses a short subject, clip or snippet which is 40 minutes or less.
The suggested ages for the Snippet Lesson Plan are shown in brackets.

Ben and Me

Benjamin Franklin using Ben and Me – Guide to Talking and Playing for Growth (U.S./1750 – 1812; SEL: Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Citizenship)

[5 – 8; short subject lasting 27 minutes]

A Force More Powerful

Civil Rights Movement – The Nashville Sit-ins using A Force More Powerful

[ages 12+; snippet 25 minutes; lesson: two class periods]

This is America Charlie Brown

The Constitutional Convention using Birth of the Constitution — from the series This is America Charlie Brown (U.S./Creating the Nation; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Citizenship)

[9 – 12; short subject lasting 24 minutes]

Saving Private Ryan

The Omaha Beach Landing Using a Film Clip from Saving Private Ryan (U.S./1941 – 1945; World/WWII; SEL: Courage in War; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Citizenship)

[16+]

This is America Charlie Brown

The Transcontinental Railroad using The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad — from the series “This is America Charlie Brown” (U.S./1865 – 1913)

[8 – 11; short subject lasting 24 minutes]