Social-Emotional Learning Index


Create Lesson Plans About Father/Son Using Movies

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

(Health, ELA, United States (1949 to 1991; 1991 to Present; and the Press); SEL: Father/Son; Male Role Model; Parenting;  Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [14+]

All My Sons

(Crime; Marriage; Father/Son; Suicide; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Subjects: U.S./1941 – 1991; Drama/U.S.) [13+]

Bach’s Fight for Freedom

(Friendship; Father/Son; Talent; Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: Biography; Music/Classical; World/Germany) [6 – 12]

Billy Elliot

(Breaking Out, Families in Crisis, Father/Son, Courage, Grieving, Friendship, Parenting, Grandparents; GBLTQ, Education; Ethical Emphasis: Caring, Responsibility, Respect; Trustworthiness; Subjects: Dance; World/England) [12+]

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

Science (Biology & Physics); World (Africa & Malawi); Biography (William Kamkwamba); ELA; SEL: Male Role Model; Education; Father/Son; Families in Crisis; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; [10+]

The Chosen

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

A Dry White Season

(Courage; Justice; Human Rights; Grieving; Father/Son; Marriage; Families in Crisis; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Responsibility; Citizenship; Subjects: World/South Africa) [14+]

Field of Dreams

(Grieving; Father/Son; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Subjects: Sports/Baseball; U.S./1945 – 1991 & Iowa) [10+]

Finding Nemo

(Father/Son; Friendship; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Respect; Subjects: Marine Biology (Science/Technology)) [9-12]

Goya: Awakened in a Dream

(Father/Son; Friendship; Illness; Human Rights; Talent; Disabilities; Ethical Emphasis — Caring; Subjects — Visual Arts; World/Spain & the Enlightenment; Biography) [8 – 13]

High School Musical

(Breaking Out; Friendship, Peer Pressure; Father/Son; Talent; Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Subjects: Dance; Drama/Musicals) [8 – 14]


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

James’ Journey to Jerusalem

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

Life With Father

(Coming of Age; Father/Son; Marriage; Parenting; Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: U.S./1865 – 1913 & New York) [8+]

Mr. Holland’s Opus

(Education; Male Role Model; Parenting; Father/Son; Mother/Son; Marriage; Disabilities; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Citizenship; Caring; Respect; Subjects: Music/Classical; U.S. 1945 – 1991) [10+]

October Sky

(Parenting; Father/Son; Mother/Son; Breaking Out; Friendship; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring; Subjects: Space Exploration; U.S./1945 – 1991 & West Virginia; Science-Technology) [10+]

Quiz Show

(Ambition; Father/Son; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Subjects: U.S./1945 – 1991 & New York) [11+]

Roots Vol. V

(Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Subjects: U.S./1812 – 1860 & Diversity) [12+]

Searching for Bobby Fischer

(Talent; Father/Son; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Subjects: Sports/Chess; World/Canada) [10+]


(Caring for Animals; Father/Son; Mother/Son, Parenting; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Caring; Subjects: U.S./1945 – 1991 & West Virginia) [10+]

Smoke Signals

(Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Father/Son; Grieving; Child Abuse; Ethical Emphasis: Caring (Forgiving); Subjects: U.S./1991 – present, Diversity (Native American) & Idaho) [12+]

The Yearling

(Male Role Model; Coming of Age; Running Away; Father/Son; Mother/Son; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring; Subjects: U.S./1865 – 1913 & Florida; Literature/U.S.) [8 – 12]