CREATE WORLD HISTORY LESSON PLANS
FROM MOVIES AND FILM

Table of Contents for World History Learning Guides and Lesson Plans from Movies and Film

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

Jamaica — Lesson Plans from Films Relating to Jamaica

Cool Runnings

Sports/Olympics; World/Jamaica [8+]

Mexico — Movie Lesson Plans Relating to Mexico

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Science-Technology; World/Mexico [12+] (Some dialogue is in Spanish)

My Family

(U.S. 1929 – 1991; Hispanic & California; World/Mexico; SEL: Families in Crisis; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [13+]

Morocco — Lesson Plans from Films Relating to Morocco

Casablanca

U.S./1941 – 1945; World/WWII, France & Morocco [12+]

Myanmar (Burma) — Movie Lesson Plans Relating to Myanmar (Burma)

Beyond Rangoon

World/Myanmar(Burma) [14+]

New Zealand — Movie Lesson Plans Relating to New Zealand

Babe

(The Environment; World/New Zealand; SEL: Caring for Animals; Courage; Friendship; Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Respect; Caring) [9+ (many older children and adults love this movie)]

Whale Rider

(World/New Zealand; ELA, including characterization, symbol, and foil; SEL: Breaking Out; Female Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [12+]

Paraguay — Movie Lesson Plans Relating to Paraguay

The Mission

Religions/Christianity; World/South America, Paraguay, Brazil [13+]

Poland — Lesson Plans from Films Relating to Poland

Force More Powerful

Short Subject

World/India, Poland, Denmark, Chile, South Africa; 1800s – the Present; U.S./1945 – the Present; Civil Rights Movement, Tennessee [12+; Six sections, each between 20 and 30 minutes in length]

Russia — Movie Lesson Plans Relating to Russia

Animal Farm

Literature/England; World/Russia [6+; Literary genre: Allegory]

Fiddler on the Roof

Drama/Musicals; Religions/Judaism; U.S./Diversity; World/Russia; Dance/Performance [7+]

The Inner Circle

World/Russia [15+]

Stalin

Biography; World/Russia [12+]

Thirteen Days

U.S./1945 – 1991; World/Russia & The Cold War [12+]

War and Peace

World/Russia; Literature/Russia [10+]

White Nights

Dance; World/Cold War & Russia; U.S./Diversity [13+]

(Films in Russian with English Subtitles)

Ballad of a Soldier

World/Russia & WWII [10+]

Europa! Europa!

World/Germany & WWII [13+] (In German & Russian with English Subtitles)

Rwanda — Movie Lesson Plans Relating to Rwanda

Hotel Rwanda

World/Rwanda & the Post-Cold War Era; U.S./1991 – present [14+]

Sometimes in April

World/Rwanda & the Post-Cold War Era [14+]

South Africa — Lesson Plans from Films Relating to South Africa

Cry, the Beloved Country

World/South Africa [10+]

A Dry White Season

World/South Africa [14+]

Force More Powerful

Short Subject

World/India, Poland, Denmark, Chile, South Africa; 1800s – the Present; U.S./1945 – the Present; Civil Rights Movement, Tennessee [12+; Six sections, each between 20 and 30 minutes in length]

Gandhi

Biography; World/India, South Africa, England & 1800s – Cold War Era; U.S./Diversity; Religions [10+]

Sarafina

World/South Africa [13+]

Spain — Movie Lesson Plans Relating to Spain

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Literature/U.S.; World/Between World Wars & Spain [12+]

Goya: Awakened in a Dream

Visual Arts; World/Spain & the Enlightenment; Biography [8 – 13]

(Films in Spanish with English Subtitles or Some Dialogue In Spanish)

Fort Apache

U.S./The Frontier and the West & Arizona [8+] (Some Spanish spoken by the Native Americans)

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Science-Technology; World/Mexico [12+] (Some dialogue is in Spanish)

Thailand — Lesson Plans from Films Relating to Thailand

The King and I

Drama/Musicals; World/Thailand; U.S./1860 – 1865; Dance/Performance [8+]

Tibet — Movie Lesson Plans Relating to Tibet

Kundun

World/Tibet & China; Religions/Buddhism [13+]

Little Buddha

Religions/Buddhism; World/Tibet [10+]

Turkey — Lesson Plans from Films Relating to Turkey

Gallipoli

World/ WWI, Australia & Turkey [13+]