Social-Emotional Learning Index
"RUNNING AWAY" to "SPOUSAL ABUSE"

Running Away | Self-esteem | Sexual Orientation
Sisters | Sportsmanship | Spousal Abuse

Complete List of SEL Topics



RUNNING AWAY

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+]

Cross Creek (Female Role Model; Parenting; Friendship; Suicide; Running Away; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Subjects: U.S./1865 - 1913; Florida; Literature/U.S.) [the events that inspired The Yearling]

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

 

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

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]



SELF-ESTEEM

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+]

Cyrano de Bergerac (Romantic Relationships; Self-esteem; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Subjects: Drama/France; World/France) [12+] (In French with English Subtitles)

Einstein: Light to the Power of 2 (Self-esteem; Education; Families in Crisis; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Caring; Subjects: Biography; Science-Technology; U.S./1945 - 1991 & Diversity) [8 - 13]

Ever After (Romantic Relationships; Self-Esteem; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Caring; Subjects: World/France and the Renaissance; Myths & Fairy Tales) [10+]

Happy Feet - Talking and Playing for Growth (SEL: Friendship; Courage; Self-Esteem; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Respect; Caring) [5 - 8]

The Help (US 1945-1991, Diversity & Mississippi; SEL: Self-Esteem, Friendship, Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [13+]

Les Choristes (Self-esteem; Talent; Education; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: Music; World/France; Literature/Poetry Analysis; Literary Devices: theme) [10+; in French with English subtitles]

 

Roxanne (Romantic Relationships; Self-esteem; Moral-Ethical Emphasis Respect; Subjects: Drama; ELA: irony; characterization) [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+]

Stand and Deliver (Education; Male Role Model; Self-esteem; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Citizenship; Subjects: U.S./1941 - 1996, Diversity & California; Mathematics; ELA) [12+; Literary devices analyzed: character, symbols, subplot, foils and irony]

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

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+]



SISTERS

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

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+]

Lorenzo's Oil (Illness, Disabilities; Marriage; Families in Crisis; Parenting; Sisters; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring; Subjects: Medicine) [13+]

 

Pride and Prejudice (Romantic Relationships; Sisters, Humility; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Subjects: World/England; Literature/England) [12+; Literary devices analyzed: theme; foils, contrasting characters; character development; subplot; irony; and use of letters read by a character]

Sense and Sensibility (Sisters; Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring; Subjects: World/England; Literature/England) [12+]



SPORTSMANSHIP

Baseball: Innings 1 - 9 (Sports; U.S. History & Culture; SEL: Sportsmanship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Fairness)[10+]

Brian's Song (Friendship, Grieving, Sportsmanship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Subjects: Sports/Football; U.S./1945 - 1991 & Diversity) [10+]

Cars - Talking and Playing for Growth (SEL: Sportsmanship; Teamwork; Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring Citizenship) [5 - 8]

Chariots of Fire (Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Subjects: World/England; Sports/Olympics; Religions/Judaism and Christianity) [10+]

Cool Runnings (Sportsmanship; Redemption; Male Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Fairness; Subjects: World/Jamaica; Sports/Olympics) [8+]

 

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+]

Knute Rockne, All American (Leadership; Sportsmanship; Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Subjects: Sports/Football; U.S./1913 - 1929; Biography) [8+]



SPOUSAL ABUSE

Oliver! (Spousal Abuse; Crime; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: Drama/Musicals; Literature/England; World/England) [8+]

Oliver Twist (Spousal Abuse; Crime; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: World/England; Literature/England) [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+]


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