Create Lesson Plans from Movies and Film
Relating to Saving the Environment

The suggested age range appears in brackets at the end of each entry. Topics relating to Social and Emotional Learning appear after the term "SEL". "Moral-Ethical Emphasis" is a reference to Character Counts' Six Pillars of Character.


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

Blackfish (the Environment; SEL: Caring for Animals; Moral-Ethical Emphasis:

Born Free (World/Africa; The Environment; SEL: Caring for Animals; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring) [8+]

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

Fly Away Home (Health (Grieving); ELA: theme, characterization, back story, allusion, complication; Science(Biology); the Environment; World/Canada; SEL: Grieving; Parenting; Father/Daughter; Caring for Animals; Teamwork; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring) [10+]

The Gods Must Be Crazy II (Environment; World/Africa; SEL: Male Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [10+]

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

Ice Age: The Meltdown - Talking and Playing for Growth (The Environment; SEL: Friendship; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility (Taking Care of the Environment) [6 - 8]

 

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

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

Migration, Nomadism and Dormancy Lesson Plan (Science; the Environment) [12+]

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

Princess Mononoke (World/Japan; The Environment; Mythology; Cinema; SEL: Male Role Model; Leadership; Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Citizenship) [12+]

Spiderman 2 — Snippet Lesson Plan for Thermonuclear Reactions in the Sun and As a Source of Unlimited Energy for Mankind (Science & Technology/Astronomy; the Environment; Science Fiction) [12+: Middle School Level; Snippet: approximately eight and 1/4 minutes in two segments. Lesson: approximately 30 minutes]

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



The suggested age range appears in brackets at the end of each entry. Topics relating to Social and Emotional Learning appear after the term "SEL". "Moral-Ethical Emphasis" is a reference to Character Counts' Six Pillars of Character.