Create Lesson Plans Relating to
Aviation, Flying and Space Travel from Movies and Film

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

Suggested ages are in brackets at the end of each entry. Topics relating to Social Emotional Learning appear after the term "SEL." Moral-Ethical Emphasis is a reference to Character Counts' Six Pillars of Character.

The terms "snippet," "film clip," "movie clip," and "video clip" refer to a movie segment which is less than 40 minutes in length. "Short subjects" are complete movies which are also 40 minutes or less.

Apollo 13 (U.S./1945 - 1991; SEL: Teamwork; Male Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility) [8+]

Contact (Religions/Judeo-Christian; Science Fiction; Mathematics SEL: Grieving; Father/Daughter; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Caring) [12+]

The Dawn Patrol (World/ WWI & England; SEL: Courage in War; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [10+]

Leonardo: A Dream of Flight    (World/Italy & the Renaissance; Science-Technology; Biography; SEL: Talent; Friendship; Mother/Son; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: General) [8 - 11]

Memphis Belle (U.S./1941 - 1945; SEL: Leadership; Courage in War; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [12+]


October Sky (U.S./1945 - 1991 & West Virginia; Science-Technology; SEL: Parenting; Father/Son; Mother/Son; Breaking Out; Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring) [10+]

The Right Stuff (U.S./1945 - 1991; SEL: Friendship; Teamwork, Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [12+]

The Tuskegee Airmen (U.S./1941 - 1945, Diversity & Alabama; SEL Courage; Courage in War; Friendship; Self-esteem; Grieving; Suicide; Surviving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Responsibility) [10+]

Twelve O'Clock High (U.S./1941-1945; SEL: Leadership; Courage in War; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [10+]

The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk -- Short Subject    -- from the series "This is America Charlie Brown" (U.S./1865 - 1913; SEL: Ambition, Brothers; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [8 - 11; 24 minutes] Learning Guides are designed to assist teachers in creating lesson plans. Each Learning Guide contains sections on Helpful Background, Benefits of the Movie, Possible Problems, Discussion Questions, and Assignments.

Snippet Lesson Plans are made from short subjects or from "film clips," "movie clips," or "video clips." The video segments of these lesson plans are ideal for classroom use because they are less than 40 minutes long.

Movies and films make the events they portray come alive. helps teachers and parents make lessons dealing with aviation, flying, and space travel vivid and personal for children. is updated frequently. See What's New on TWM.

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