Social-Emotional Learning Index
"ALCOHOL & DRUG ABUSE" to "COMING OF AGE"

Alcohol & Drug Abuse | Ambition | Bad Associations | Breaking Out
Brothers | Caring for Animals | Child Abuse | Coming Of Age

Complete List of SEL Topics


ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE

Create Lesson Plans About Alcohol and Drug Abuse Using Movies

Amadeus (Humility; Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring; Subjects: Biography/Mozart; Music/Classical; World/Austria) [12+]

Anne B. Real (Breaking Out; Coming of Age; Alcohol & Drug Abuse; Courage; Crime; Education; Families in Crisis; Surviving; Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring; Subjects: U.S./1991 - present and New York) [12+]

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

Desert Bloom (Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Child Abuse, Running Away, Coming of Age; Families in Crisis; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring; Subjects: U.S./1945 - 1991 & Nevada) [13+]

Fahrenheit 451 (Rebellion; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect;Subjects: Science Fiction) [12+]

Gattaca (Breaking Out; Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Human Rights; Brothers; Friendship; Suicide; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Fairness; Subjects: Science Fiction) [14+]

Gracie's Choice (Alcohol & Drug; Abuse; Families In Crisis; Mother/Daughter; Parenting; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Caring; Subjects: Health; U.S./1991 - present) [10+]

Hoop Dreams (Sportsmanship; Breaking Out; Talent; Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility Fairness; Subjects: Sports/Basketball; U.S. 1991 - Present & Illinois) [10+]

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

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

Moulin Rouge (Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Disabilities; Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Subjects: Biography/Lautrec; Visual Arts; World/France) [13+]

Pay It Forward (Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Mother/Son; Families in Crisis; Education; Disabilities; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring; Citizenship; Subjects: U.S./1991 - Present) [12+]

 

The Pursuit of Happyness (Father/Son; Parenting; Surviving, Work/Career; add the following SEL topics when using TeachWithMovies.com'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; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: U.S./1991 - present and Biography) [12+]

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

Requiem for a Dream    (2000) MPAA Rating R for intense depiction of drug addiction, graphic sexuality, strong language and some violence; Director: Darren Aronofsky.    This film shows the self-destruction of the major characters, young and old, through addiction to heroin, cocaine, and diet pills (speed). At the beginning of the story they have dreams; but by the end they are lost due to their addictions. Watching this movie is a searing life experience that will leave vivid memories and perhaps nightmares for years. TWM recommends that this film be shown to those over the age of 16 who are at substantial risk of becoming addicted to a drug or who are already dealing with an addiction. No guide is necessary for this movie. Just put it on let them watch. For minors, teachers should obtain a release from their parents before showing the film.

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

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

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Education; Families in Crisis; Father/Daughter; Grieving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring; Subjects: U.S./1913 - 1929, Diversity & New York;) [9+]

A Tale of Two Cities (Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Rebellion; Redemption; Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects (Literature/England; World/France & England) [12+]

When a Man Loves a Woman (Alcohol & Drug Abuse; Romantic Relationships; Marriage; Parenting; Father/daughter; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: U.S./1991 - present) [13+]



AMBITION

All The King's Men (Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Fairness; Subjects: U.S./1913 - 1941, Politics & Louisiana; Literature/U.S.) [13+]

Degas and the Dancer (Talent, Ambition, Mother/Daughter, Sisters; Ethical Emphasis --- Respect; Responsibility; Caring; Subjects --- Visual Arts; World/France; Dance) [8 - 13]

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

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (Ambition; Families in Crisis; Female Role Model; Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Trustworthiness; Citizenship; Subjects: U.S./1929 - 1941 (the Great Depression) [6-12]

The Lion King (Grieving; Redemption; Friendship; Ambition, Running Away; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Subjects: The Environment; Science/Technology) [8 - 11]

Looking For Richard (Ambition; Brothers; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: General; Subjects: World/England; Drama/England) [12+]

 

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

Richard III (Ambition; Brothers; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: General; Subjects:Drama/England; World/England) [12+]

Stalin (Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Subjects: Biography; World/Russia)[12+]

Tucker: The Man and His Dream (Ambition; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Fairness; Subjects: U.S./1945-1991; Science-Technology) [10+]

The Pursuit of Happyness (Father/Son; Parenting; Surviving, Work/Career; add the following SEL topics when using TeachWithMovies.com'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; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: U.S./1991 - present and Biography) [12+]



BAD ASSOCIATIONS

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

She's Too Young - Peer Pressure; Bad Associations; Romantic Relationships; Self-esteem; Taking Care of Yourself; Families in Crisis; Parenting; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Responsibility; Subjects: Health (social structure of school; STDs)) [15+]

 

West Side Story (Fighting; Revenge; Romantic Relationships; Bad Associations; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Citizenship; Subjects: Drama/Musicals; U.S./1945 - 1991, Diversity & New York; Dance/Performance [12+]



BREAKING OUT

The Adventures of Huck Finn (Breaking Out; Friendship; Running Away; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Subjects: U.S./1812 - 1860, Diversity & Missouri; Literature/U.S.) [6+]

Anne B. Real (Breaking Out; Coming of Age; Alcohol & Drug Abuse; Courage; Crime; Education; Families in Crisis; Surviving; Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring; Subjects: U.S./1991 - present and New York) [12+]

Four Films About Anne Frank (Coming of Age; Families in Crisis; Human Rights; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Responsiblity; Citizenship; Subjects: World/WWII & Holland; Biography) [12+]

Beautiful Dreamers (Male Role Model; Mental Illness; Breaking Out; Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Subjects: Biography/Whitman; Literature/U.S.; World/Canada; Medicine) [12+; useful for getting students to read and appreciate the poetry of Walt Whitman]

Behind the Sun (Revenge; Breaking Out; Brothers; Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Responsibility; Subjects: World/Brazil & Albania) [12+; Literary devices analyzed: symbols, subplot, flashback, foreshadowing and irony]

Bend It Like Beckham (Breaking Out; Parenting; Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect; Caring; Subjects: Sports/Soccer (Football); World/England) [13+]

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

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

The Color Purple (Breaking Out; Self-esteem; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Subjects: Literature/U.S. & Literary Devices: motif, theme, symbol, characterization; U.S./1865 - 1913, 1913 - 1929; & Diversity/African-American) [15+]

The Cove (The Environment; SEL: Caring for Animals; Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [12+]

Edge of America (Breaking Out; Leadership; Teamwork; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Respect; Caring; Subjects: Sports/Basketball; U.S./1945-1991; Diversity/Native American & African American and New Mexico) [12+]

Gattaca (Breaking Out; Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Human Rights; Brothers; Friendship; Suicide; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Fairness; Subjects: Science Fiction) [14+]

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

Hoop Dreams (Sportsmanship; Breaking Out; Talent; Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility Fairness; Subjects: Sports/Basketball; U.S. 1991 - Present & Illinois) [10+]

Ice Princess (Breaking Out; Parenting; Mother/daughter; Sportsmanship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect; Fairness; Caring; Subjects: Sports/Ice Skating) [9+]

It's a Wonderful Life (Male Role Model; Suicide; Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Citizenship; Subjects: U.S./1913 - 1945) [10+]

The Jazz Singer (Breaking Out; Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Subjects: Cinema; U.S./1913 - 1929, Diversity & New York; Music/Popular) [12+]

Mao's Last Dancer (Literature: NonFiction; Literary Devices: allegory/parable; Biography; World/China; U.S.: 1945 - Present; Dance; SEL: Breaking Out; Human Rights; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [12+]

 

Michael Collins (Peace/Peacemakers; Courage in War; Breaking Out; Rebellion; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect; Subjects: Biography; World/Ireland) [14+]

Midnight in Paris (Literature/U.S.; Visual Arts; Music; World/France; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [14+]

Mulan (Breaking Out; Female Role Model; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring; Subjects: World/China; Mythology) [6-9]

My Fair Lady (Romantic Relationships; Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: World/England; Drama/Musicals) [6+]

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

On The Waterfront (Redemption; Breaking Out; Brothers; Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Subjects: Cinema; U.S./1945 - 1991 & New York) [12+]

Ponyo (Literature/World; World/Japan; SEL: Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring) [5+]

Ponyo (Talking and Playing SEL: Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring) [4-8]

The Pursuit of Happyness (Father/Son; Parenting; Surviving, Work/Career; add the following SEL topics when using TeachWithMovies.com'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; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: U.S./1991 - present and Biography) [12+]

Pygmalion (Breaking Out; Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: Drama/England; World/England) [12+]

Remember the Titans (Breaking Out; Friendship; Teamwork; Leadership; Male Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Responsibility; Fairness; Citizenship; Subjects: U.S./1945 - 1991, Diversity & Virginia; Sports/Football) [11+]

Shall We Dance? (Breaking Out; Marriage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Subjects: Dance; World/Japan) [12+]

Strictly Ballroom (Breaking Out; Talent; Families in Crisis; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Subjects: Dance; World/Australia) [9+]

Water (Human Rights; Suicide; Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Fairness; Subjects: World/India; Religions/Hinduism; ELA) [12+; Literary devices analyzed: character, symbols, subplot, foils and irony]

Whale Rider (Breaking Out; Female Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Subjects: World/New Zealand; ELA, including characterization, symbol and foil) [12+]

The Witness (Caring for Animals; Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Subjects: U.S./1991 - present & New York) [13+]

White Nights (Breaking Out; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect; Subjects: Dance; World/Cold War & Russia; U.S./Diversity) [13+]

The Wizard of Oz — Primary (Self-esteem; Friendship; Taking Care of Yourself; Breaking Out; Subjects:Cinema; Drama/Musicals; U.S./1865-1913; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Respect, Caring) [5+]

The Wizard of Oz — Secondary (Self-esteem; Friendship; Taking Care of Yourself; Breaking Out; Subjects:Cinema; Drama/Musicals; U.S./1865-1913; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Respect, Caring) [12+]

What's Eating Gilbert Grape (Breaking Out; Disabilities; Parenting; Families in Crisis; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Subjects: Health; Literature) [13+]



BROTHERS

Beau Geste (Leadership; Families in Crisis; Brothers; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Subjects: World/France) [12+]

Behind the Sun (Revenge; Breaking Out; Brothers; Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Responsibility; Subjects: World/Brazil & Albania) [12+; Literary devices analyzed: symbols, subplot, flashback, foreshadowing and irony]

Galileo: On the Shoulders of Giants (Brothers; Education; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect; Subjects:Biography; Science-Technology; World/Italy & the Renaissance) [8 - 13]

Gattaca (Breaking Out; Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Human Rights; Brothers; Friendship; Suicide; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Fairness; Subjects: Science Fiction) [14+]

The Long Walk Home (Female Role Model; Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect; Subjects: U.S./1945 - 1991, Diversity & Alabama) [12+]

Looking For Richard (Ambition; Brothers; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: General; Subjects: World/England; Drama/England) [12+]

Lust for Life (Talent; Brothers; Mental Illness; Suicide; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: Biography/Van Gogh; World/France; Visual Arts) [12+]

The Mission (Brothers; Redemption; Courage; Rebellion; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Subjects: Religions/Christianity; World/South America, Paraguay, Brazil) [13+]

 

Much Ado About Nothing (Romantic Relationships; Brothers; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Fairness; Subjects: Drama/England) [10+]

On The Waterfront (Redemption; Breaking Out; Brothers; Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Subjects: Cinema; U.S./1945 - 1991 & New York) [12+]

The Outsiders (Brothers; Coming of Age; Courage; Fighting; Friendship; Peer Pressure; Redemption; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Caring; Subjects: Literature/U.S. & Literary Devices; U.S./1945 - 1991) [11+; Literary devices analyzed: expository phase; flashback; symbol; foreshadowing; Bildungsroman; irony; protagonist/antagionist confusion and theme]

Richard III (Ambition; Brothers; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: General; Subjects:Drama/England; World/England) [12+]

The Swiss Family Robinson (Brothers; Families in Crisis; Surviving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: General; Subjects: Literature/England; Science-Technology; World/Indonesia) [6 - 12]

Thirteen Days (Leadership; Peace/Peacemakers; Brothers; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Subjects: U.S./1945 - 1991; World/Russia & The Cold War) [12+]

Vincent: The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh (Talent; Brothers, Mental Illness; Suicide; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: Biography; World/France; Visual Arts) [12+]



CARING FOR ANIMALS

Babe - Talking and Playing for Growth (Friendship; Caring for Animals; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Respect; Caring) [5 - 8]

Blackfish (Caring for Animals; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Subjects: the Environment) [13+]

The Black Stallion (Caring for Animals; Surviving; Grieving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: Sports/Horse Racing) [8+]

Born Free (Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Subjects: World/Africa; the Environment) [8+]

Charlotte's Web - Talking and Playing for Growth (Caring for Animals; Friendship; Grieving; Justice; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Subjects: Science -- Biology) [5 - 8]

Charlotte's Web (Caring for Animals; Friendship; Grieving; Justice; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Subjects: Science -- Biology) [5 - 10]

The Cove (The Environment; SEL: Caring for Animals; Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [12+]

Fly Away Home (Parenting; Father/Daughter; Teamwork; Caring for Animals; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring; Subjects: Science; the Environment; Canada) [10+]

 

Gorillas in the Mist (Caring for Animals; Courage; Human Rights; Romantic Relationships; Ethical Emphasis --- Trustworthiness; Respect; Citizenship;Subjects --- The Environment; Science-Technology; World/Africa) [13+]

March of the Penguins (Caring for Animals; Subjects: Science; the Environment; World/Antarctica) [10+]

Never Cry Wolf (Caring for Animals; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Subjects: Science-Technology, The Environment; U.S./1945 - 1991; Alaska) [10+]

The Paw Project: Lesson Plan in Civics and American Government: CITIZEN PARTICIPATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY (Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Citizenship; Subjects: U.S./Politics & California) [13+]

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

Up - Talking and Playing for Growth (Friendship; Caring for Animals; Grieing; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [6 - 8]

Winged Migration (Caring for Animals; Subjects: Science; the Environment) [12+]

The Witness (Caring for Animals; Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Subjects: U.S./1991 - present & New York) [13+]



CHILD ABUSE

Desert Bloom (Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Child Abuse, Running Away, Coming of Age; Families in Crisis; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring; Subjects: U.S./1945 - 1991 & Nevada) [13+]

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

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Literature/U.S.; SEL: Child Abuse; Courage; GBLTQ; Friendship; Romantic Relationships; Mental Illness;Suicide; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [14+]

 

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

The Pursuit of Happyness (Father/Son; Parenting; Surviving, Work/Career; add the following SEL topics when using TeachWithMovies.com'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; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: U.S./1991 - present and Biography) [12+]

Strauss: King of Three-Quarter Time (Friendship; Child Abuse; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: Biography; Music/Classical; World/Austria) [6-12]



COMING OF AGE

Anne B. Real (Breaking Out; Coming of Age; Alcohol & Drug Abuse; Courage; Crime; Education; Families in Crisis; Surviving; Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring; Subjects: U.S./1991 - present and New York) [12+]

Four Films About Anne Frank (Coming of Age; Families in Crisis; Human Rights; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Responsiblity; Citizenship; Subjects: World/WWII & Holland; Biography) [12+]

Anne of Green Gables (Female Role Model; Subjects: World/Canada) [8+]

Au Revoir Les Enfants (Coming of Age, Human Rights, Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Responsibility, Caring; Subjects: World/France & WWII (Holocaust)) [11+]

Breaking Away (Coming of Age; Parenting; Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Subjects: Sports/Bicycle Racing; U.S./1945 - 1991 & Indiana) [12+]

Desert Bloom (Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Child Abuse, Running Away, Coming of Age; Families in Crisis; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring; Subjects: U.S./1945 - 1991 & Nevada) [13+]

Kiki's Delivery Service - Talking and Playing for Growth (Coming of Age; Talent; Friendship; Courage. Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect; Responsibility; Caring) [5 - 8]

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

 

Little Women (Female Role Model; Families in Crisis; Parenting; Sisters; Coming of Age; Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring; Subjects: U.S./1860 - 1865 & Massachusetts; Literature/U.S.) [6+]

A Midnight Clear (Coming of Age; Peace/Peacemakers; Courage in War; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: U.S./1941-1945) [13+]

The Outsiders (Brothers; Coming of Age; Courage; Fighting; Friendship; Peer Pressure; Redemption; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Caring; Subjects: Literature/U.S. & Literary Devices; U.S./1945 - 1991) [11+; Literary devices analyzed: expository phase; flashback; symbol; foreshadowing; Bildungsroman; irony; protagonist/antagionist confusion and theme]

The Red Badge of Courage (Redemption, Coming of Age; Courage in War; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Subjects: U.S./1860 - 1865; Literature/U.S.) [10+]

Roots Vol. I (Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Subjects: U.S./1629 - 1750 & Diversity; World/Africa) [12+]

The Shootist (Coming of Age; Illness (Serious); Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Subjects: U.S./1865 - 1913; Literature/Myths of the Western Genre; Literary Devices: theme & characterization; Cinema) [14+]

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


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