Create Lesson Plans for
Physical Education Classes and
About Sports and Games Based on Movies and Film


The suggested age range appears in brackets at the end of each entry. Topics relating to Social and Emotional Learning appear after the term "SEL". "Moral-Ethical Emphasis" is a reference to Character Counts' Six Pillars of Character.

A.   Chess

Searching for Bobby Fischer (Sports/Chess; World/Canada; SEL: Talent; Father/Son; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [10+]

 
     

B.   Baseball

Angels in the Outfield (Sports/Baseball; U.S./1945 - 1991 & California; SEL: Families in Crisis; Friendship; Parenting; Female Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [9 - 12]

Baseball: Innings 1 - 9 (U.S. History & Culture; Sports; SEL: Sportsmanship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Fairness) [10+]

Damn Yankees (Drama/Musicals; Sports/Baseball; Dance/Performance; U.S./1945 - 1991; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [10+]

Field of Dreams (Sports; U.S./1945 - 1991 & Iowa; SEL: Grieving; Father/Son; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [10+]

 

The Jackie Robinson Story (Biography; Sports/Baseball; U.S./1945 - 1991 & Diversity; SEL: Male Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Respect, Citizenship) [8+]

Pride of the Yankees (Biography/Gehrig; Sports; SEL: Male Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [8+]

The Rookie (Sports/Baseball; U.S./1991 - present; SEL: Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Caring) [9+]

The Sandlot (Sports/Baseball; ELA Discussion and Writing Exercises for middle and junior high school; SEL: Friendship; Leadership; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [10 - 14]

Trouble With The Curve (Sports/Baseball; SEL: Parenting; Father/Daughter; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [13+]



C.   Basketball

Edge of America (Sports/Basketball; U.S./1945-1991; Diversity/Native American & African American and New Mexico; SEL: Breaking Out; Leadership; Teamwork; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Respect; Caring) [12+]

Hoop Dreams (Sports/Basketball; U.S. 1991 - Present & Illinois; SEL: Sportsmanship; Breaking Out; Talent; Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility, Fairness) [10+]

 

Hoosiers (Sports/Basketball; U.S. 1945 - 1991 & Indiana; SEL: Teamwork; Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Male Role Model; Father/Son; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Responsibility, Caring) [11+]




D.   Bicycle Racing

Breaking Away (Sports/Bicycle Racing; U.S./1945 - 1991 & Indiana; SEL: Coming of Age; Parenting; Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [12+]

 


E.   Body Building


F.   Boxing


G.   Fishing


H.   Football - U.S.


Brian's Song (Sports/Football; U.S./1945 - 1991 & Diversity; SEL: Friendship, Grieving, Sportsmanship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring) [10+]

Knute Rockne -- All American (Sports/Football; U.S./1913 - 1929; Biography; SEL: Leadership, Sportsmanship, Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [8+]

 

Remember the Titans (U.S./1945 - 1991, Diversity & Virginia; Sports/Football; SEL: Breaking Out; Friendship; Teamwork; Leadership; Male Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Responsibility; Fairness; Citizenship) [11+]



      Football - Every where but the U.S.

Bend It Like Beckham (Sports/Soccer (Football); World/England; SEL: Breaking Out; Parenting; Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect; Caring) [13+]

 


I.   Hockey

J.   Horse Racing

The Black Stallion (Sports/Horse Racing; SEL: Caring for Animals; Surviving; Grieving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [8+]

 


K.   Olympics

Chariots of Fire (World/England; Sports/Olympics; Religions/Judaism and Christianity; SEL: Sportsmanship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [10+]

 

Cool Runnings (Sports/Olympics; World/Jamaica; SEL: Sportsmanship; Redemption; Male Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Fairness) [8+]



L.   Swimming, Diving, Snorkeling

M.   Skiing

N.   Soccer

Bend It Like Beckham (Sports/Soccer (Football); World/England; SEL: Breaking Out; Parenting; Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect; Caring) [13+]

 


O.   Tennis

P.   Ice Skating

Ice Princess (Sports/Ice Skating; SEL: Breaking Out; Parenting; Mother/daughter; Sportsmanship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect; Fairness; Caring) [9+]

 





The suggested age range appears in brackets at the end of each entry. Topics relating to Social and Emotional Learning appear after the term "SEL". "Moral-Ethical Emphasis" is a reference to Character Counts' Six Pillars of Character.