Social-Emotional Learning Index


Create Lesson Plans About Marriage Using Movies

Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided

(Families in Crisis; Marriage; Grieving; Leadership; Father/Daughter; Mother/Son; Romantic Relationships; Ethical Emphasis: Respect, Responsibility, Fairness; Subjects: U.S./1812 – 1865; Biography) [10+]

All My Sons

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

Courage Under Fire

(Marriage, Redemption; Leadership; Suicide; Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Courage in War; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Subjects: U.S./1991 – Present) [12+]

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+]

Good Will Hunting

(Child Abuse; Marriage; Romantic Relationships; Fighting; Friendship; Male Role Model; Talent; Breaking Out; Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: Medicine (Psychiatry); U.S./1991 – present & Massachusetts) [14+]

Hester Street

(Families in Crisis; Marriage; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Trustworthiness; Subjects: U.S./1865 – 1913; Diversity & New York) [12+]

High Noon

American History and Civics Classes

(U.S./The Frontier & the West, 1865 – 1913 and 1945 – 1991 (the Red Scare); Cinema; SEL: Marriage; Leadership; Courage; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Citizenship) [11+]

High Noon

ELA Classes

(Literature/Myths of the Western genre; Literary devices: symbol; motif; foil; and expository phase; SEL: Marriage; Leadership; Courage; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Citizenship) [11+]

High Noon

Snippet Lesson Plan on the Expository Phase ELA: Expository Phase

[12+; snippet: 15 minutes, 20 seconds; lesson: one to two class periods]

An Ideal Husband

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

The Inner Circle

(Marriage; Human Rights; Suicide; Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: World/Russia) [15+]

The Insider

(Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Families in Crisis, Marriage, Crime, Courage; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Responsibility, Citizenship Subjects: U.S./1991 – present) [13+]

Life With Father

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

Lorenzo’s Oil

(Illness, Disabilities; Marriage; Families in Crisis; Parenting; Sisters; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring; Subjects: Medicine) [13+]

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+]

The Odyssey

(Humility; Surviving; Marriage; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Subjects: World/Ancient Greece; Mythology; Literature & Literary Devices; Seafaring [14+ for the movie; 11+ for the book. Literary devices analyzed: simile, metaphor, flashback; symbol]

A Raisin in the Sun

(Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Marriage; Families in Crisis; Female Role Model; Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Fairness; Subjects: U.S./1945 – 1991, Diversity & Illinois; Drama/U.S.) [12+]

Shall We Dance?

(Breaking Out; Marriage; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Subjects: Dance; World/Japan) [12+]

Show Boat

(Marriage; Romantic Relationships; Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Gambling Addiction; Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Subjects: U.S./1865 – 1913 & Diversity; Cinema; Drama/Musicals; Dance/Performance) [11+]

The Turning Point

(Marriage; Mother/Daughter; Friendship; Male Role Model; Talent; Work/Career; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Subjects: Dance; U.S./1945 – 1991) [14+]

When a Man Loves a Woman

(Alcohol & Drug Abuse; Romantic Relationships; Marriage; Parenting; Father/daughter; Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: U.S./1991 – present) [13+]