Social-Emotional Learning Index


Create Lesson Plans About Work/Career Using Movies


(Male Role Model; Work/Career; Education; Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Subjects: U.S./1945 – 1991, Diversity & South Carolina) [10+]

Corner In Wheat

U.S. History 1865 – 1913; ELA (ironic metaphor); Cinema; SEL: Work/Career; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring. [NR]

The Last Repair Shop

(U.S. 1991 to Current; Music; World: Armenia; SEL: Work/Career; GBLTQ; Human Rights; Taking Care of Yourself; Male Role Model; Female Role Model; Moral/Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring.

The Music Within

(U.S. 1945 – 1991; Health (disabilities; effects of early-life trauma); SEL: Disabilities; Work/Career; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Citizenship) [14+]

The Pursuit of Happyness

(Father/Son; Parenting; Surviving, Work/Career; add the following SEL topics when using’s student handout for this film entitled Episodes in the Life of Chris Gardner (What’s Not in the Movie): Alcohol & Drug Abuse; Breaking Out; Spousal Abuse; Child Abuse; Education; Male Role Model; Ambition; Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: U.S./1991 – present and Biography) [12+]

The Red Shoes

(Talent; Work/Career; Ethical Emphasis Trustworthiness; Citizenship; Subjects: Dance; Music/Classical) [12+]

The Turning Point

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