Buddhism

Kundun

(World/Tibet & China; Religions/Buddhism; SEL: Rebellion; Leadership; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [13+]

Little Buddha

(Religions/Buddhism; World/Tibet; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Citizenship) [10+]

Christianity

Boystown

(U.S./1913 – 1929 & Nebraska; Religions/Christianity; SEL: Male Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Citizenship) [10+]

Chariots of Fire

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

A Christmas Carol

(Religions/Christianity; World/England; SEL: Redemption; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [8+]

Hawaii

(U.S./1812 – 1860 & Hawaii; Religions/Christianity; SEL: None; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring) [12+]

Luther

The Sale of Indulgences in the Middle Ages

(World/Middle Ages; Religions/Christianity) [12+; Two clips from the film lasting about 12 minutes]

A Man for All Seasons

(Biography/Thomas More; World/England & the Renaissance; Religions/Christianity; Drama/England; Char Dev.: Courage; Male Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [12+]

Matewan

(U.S./1913 – 1929, Diversity & West Virginia; Religions/Christianity; SEL: Male Role Model; Fighting; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect) [12+]

The Mission

(Religions/Christianity; World/South America, Paraguay, Brazil; SEL: Redemption; Courage; Brothers; Rebellion; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [13+]

The Scarlet Letter

(U.S./1629 – 1750 & Massachusetts; Religions/Christianity; Literature/U.S.; SEL: Redemption; Romantic Relationships; Revenge; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility) [12+]

Spotlight

(U.S. 1945 – Current, the Press & Massachusetts; Religions; SEL: Child Abuse; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [13+; 128 minutes]

Hinduism

Gandhi

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

Water

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

Judaism and Jews

An American Tail

(U.S./1865 – 1913; Diversity & New York; Religions/Judaism; SEL: Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Fairness) [9 & 10]

An American Tail

Talking and Playing for Growth

(U.S./1865 – 1913; Diversity & New York; Religions/Judaism; SEL: Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring) [5 – 8]

Chariots of Fire

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

The Chosen

(Literature/U.S. & Literary Devices: Theme, Symbol, Irony; Religions/Judaism; U.S.: 1941 – 1945 & New York; SEL Parenting; Father/Son; Friendship; Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring) [10+]

Fiddler on the Roof

(Drama/Musicals; Religions/Judaism; U.S./Diversity; World/Russia; Dance/Performance; SEL: Parenting; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring) [7+]

Judeo-Christian Religions Generally

Agora

Ancient Alexandria, Hypatia, and the Decline of Greco-Roman Civilization

(World/Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome; Religions (Christianity & Judaism); SEL: Female Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [14+]

Contact

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

James’ Journey to Jerusalem

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