Social-Emotional Learning Index


Create Lesson Plans About Justice Using Movies

12 Angry Men

(Ethical Emphasis: Fairness; Respect; Citizenship; Subjects: U.S./1945 – 1991 & The Law) [11+]


(Justice; Courage; Rebellion; Human Rights; Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Citizenship; Subjects: U.S./1812 – 1860 & Diversity) [14+]

Barbary Coast

(Male Role Model; Justice; Bad Associations; Subjects: U.S./The Frontier and the West & California) [12+]

Billy Budd

(Justice; Leadership; Ethical Emphasis: Fairness; Subjects: Literature/U.S. & Literary Devices: theme, characterization & irony; World/Britain; Seafaring) [14+]


(U.S. History & Culture: 1991 to Present; The Diversity/African-American Experience and the Civil Rights Movement; SEL: Human Rights; Justice; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect? [13+; 2 hours 12 minutes]

Charlotte’s Web

Talking and Playing for Growth

(Caring for Animals; Friendship; Grieving; Justice; Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Subjects: Science — Biology) [5 – 8]

Charlotte’s Web

(Caring for Animals; Friendship; Grieving; Justice; Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Subjects: Science — Biology) [5 – 10]

The Crucible

(Justice; Marriage; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Fairness; Subjects: U.S./1629 – 1750, 1945-1991 & Massachusetts; Drama/U.S.) (Two versions, one in French with English Subtitles) [12+]

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+]

Ghosts of Mississippi

(Courage, Justice; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Responsibility, Citizenship; Subjects: U.S./1945 – Present, Diversity, the Law & Mississippi) [12+]

An Ideal Husband

(Families in Crisis; Marriage, Friendship, Romantic Relationships, Justice, Redemption; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Caring; Subjects: Drama/England; World/England)[12+]

Inherit the Wind

(Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Subjects: Cinema; U.S./1913 – 1929, 1945 – 1991 & Tennessee)[12+]

Judgment at Nuremberg

(Justice; Human Rights, Male Role Model; Ethical Emphasis: Respect, Responsibility; Fairness; Subjects: U.S./1941 – 1945 & The Law; World/WWII) [10+]

Just Mercy

(Drama/England; World/Ancient Rome; SEL: Ambition; Rebellion; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [12+]

The Life of Emile Zola

(Justice; Talent; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Fairness; Subjects: Biography; World/France; Literature/France) [10+]

Native Son

(Justice; Friendship; Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Responsibility; Fairness; Subjects: U.S./1945 – 1991, Diversity & Illinois; Literature/U.S.) [15+]

The Ox-Bow Incident

(Ethical Emphasis: Fairness; Subjects: U.S./The Frontier and the West; 1865 – 1913; the Law & Nevada) [12+]

A Passage To India

(Friendship; Romantic Relationships; Justice; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect; Subjects: World/India & England; Literature/England) [12+]

To Kill A Mockingbird

(Justice; Male Role Model; Courage; Mental Illness; Parenting; Disabilities; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect; Responsibility; Fairness; Caring; Citizenship; Subjects: U.S./1929 – 1941, the Law & Diversity; Literature/U.S. & Literary Devices) [11+; Literary devices analyzed: symbol; flashback; irony; humor]

TWO CONTRASTING TRADITIONS RELATING TO RACE RELATIONS IN AMERICA and a Tragic Irony of the American Revolution:  the Sacrifice of Freedom for the African-American Slaves on the Altar of Representative Democracy

(U.S.: all time periods & Diversity/African-American and World: The Enlightenment and all time periods thereafter; SEL: Human Rights; Justice; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect)

Will the future of the United States be more like the years after 1858 or the years after 1968?

(U.S. History & Culture; SEL: Justice; Human Rights; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Citizenship) [15+]