Create Lesson Plans in Character Education,
Ethics and Morality from Movies and Film

THESE FILMS ARE ORGANIZED BY THE SIX PILLARS OF CHARACTER

Teachwithmovies.com is a Character Counts "Six Pillars Partner"
and uses the Six Pillars of Character to organize ethical principles.


A brief description of the Six Pillars of Character is set out below:

TRUSTWORTHINESS
(Be honest; Don't deceive, cheat or steal; Be reliable -- do what you say you'll do; Have the courage to do the right thing; Build a good reputation; Be loyal -- stand by your family, friends and country)


RESPECT
(Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule; Be tolerant of differences; Use good manners, not bad language; Be considerate of the feelings of others; Don't threaten, hit or hurt anyone; Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements)


RESPONSIBILITY
(Do what you are supposed to do; Persevere: keep on trying!; Always do your best; Use self-control; Be self-disciplined; Think before you act -- consider the consequences; Be accountable for your choices)


FAIRNESS
(Play by the rules; Take turns and share; Be open-minded; listen to others; Don't take advantage of others; Don't blame others carelessly)


CARING
(Be kind; Be compassionate and show you care; Express gratitude; Forgive others; Help people in need)


CITIZENSHIP
(Do your share to make your school and community better; Cooperate; Stay informed; vote; Be a good neighbor; Obey laws and rules; Respect authority; Protect 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.





TRUSTWORTHINESS

1776 (Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Citizenship; SEL: Rebellion; Subjects: U.S./1750 - 1812 & Pennsylvania; Drama/Musicals) [11+]

The Adventures of Milo and Otis - Talking and Playing for Growth (Trustworthiness; Respect; Caring; SEL: Friendship; Courage) [5 - 8]

All My Sons (Trustworthiness; Responsibility; SEL: Crime; Marriage; Father/Son; Suicide; Subjects: U.S./1941 - 1991; Drama/U.S.) [13+]

All the President's Men (Trustworthiness; Responsiblity; Fairness; Citizenship; SEL: Courage; Teamwork; Subjects: U.S./1945 - 1991 & Politics) [12+]

All Quiet on the Western Front (Trustworthiness; Respect; Citizenship; Caring; SEL: Courage in War; Subjects: World/Germany & WW I) [12+ ]

An American Tail (Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Fairness; SEL: Courage; Subjects: U.S./1865 - 1913; Diversity & New York) [9 - 10]

Animal Farm (SEL: Rebellion; Subjects: Literature/England; World/Russia) [6+; Literary genre: Allegory]

Apollo 13 (Trustworthiness; Responsibility; SEL: Teamwork; Male Role Model; Subjects: Aviation & Space Exploration; U.S./1945 - 1991) [8+]

Au Revoir Les Enfants (Trustworthiness, Responsibility, Caring; SEL: Coming of Age, Human Rights, Friendship; Subjects: World/France & WW II (Holocaust)) [11+]

Ballad of a Soldier (Char. Dev. Courage in War; Subjects: World/Russia & WW II) [10+]

Beau Geste (SEL: Leadership; Families in Crisis; Brothers; Subjects: World/France) [12+]

Bend It Like Beckham (Trustworthiness; Respect; Caring; SEL: Breaking Out; Parenting; Mother/daughter; SportsmanshipBreaking Out; Parenting; Romantic Relationships; Subjects: Sports/Soccer (Football); World/England) [13+]

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

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

The Birth of the Constitution -- Short Subject    -- from the series "This is America Charlie Brown" (Trustworthiness; Citizenship; Subjects: U.S./Creating the Nation) [9 - 12; 24 minutes]

A Bugs Life - Talking and Playing for Growth (Trustworthiness, Respect; Responsibility; Caring; SEL: Courage; Friendship; Teamwork) [5 - 8]

Carmen (Trustworthiness; Responsibility; SEL Romantic Relationships; Subjects: Music/Opera; World/France) [12+] (In French with English Subtitles)

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

The Civil War (Subjects: U.S./1860 - 1865; SEL: Courage in War) [12+]

Contact (Trustworthiness; Caring; SEL: Grieving; Father/Daughter; Subjects: Religions/Judeo-Christian; Science Fiction; Aviation & Space Exploration; Mathematics) [12+]

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

The Crossing (Trustworthiness, Responsibility & Citizenship; SEL: SEL: Courage in War, Leadership; Subjects: U.S./1750 - 1812, New Jersey & Pennsylvania) [13+]

The Crucible (Trustworthiness; Fairness; SEL: Justice; Marriage; Subjects: U.S./1629 - 1750, 1945-1991 & Massachusetts; Drama/U.S.) (Two versions, one in French with English Subtitles) [12+]

The Dawn Patrol (SEL: Courage in War; Subjects: Aviation; World/ WW I & England) [10+]

Dear Frankie (SEL Disabilities, Mother/Son; Subjects: Health, Literature) [12+]

Dr. Strangelove (SEL Leadership; Subjects: U.S./1945 - 1991) [10+]

A Dry White Season (Trustworthiness, Responsibility; Citizenship; SEL: Courage; Justice; Human Rights; Grieving; Father/Son; Marriage; Families in Crisis; Subjects: World/South Africa) [14+]

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

Empire Records (Caring; Trustworthiness; SEL: Friendship; Subjects: ELA-Writing Exercises — Empire Records is best used as a Reward Film) [14 - 17]

Europa! Europa! (Character Dev.: Human Rights; Surviving; Subjects: World/Germany & WW II) [13+] (In German & Russian with English Subtitles)

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

Field of Dreams (SEL: Grieving; Father/Son; Subjects: Sports/Baseball; U.S./1945 - 1991 & Iowa) [10+]

For Love or Country -- The Arturo Sandoval Story (Trustworthiness; Citizenship; SEL: Human Rights; Courage; Subjects: Music/Jazz; World/Cuba and the Cold War Era; Biography) [12+]

For Whom the Bell Tolls (Trustworthiness; Citizenship; SEL: Courage in War; Romantic Relationships; Rebellion; Subjects: Literature/U.S.; World/Between World Wars & Spain) [12+]

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

Gallipoli (SEL: Courage in War; Friendship; Subjects: World/ WW I; Australia and Turkey) [13+]

Gandhi (Trustworthiness; Respect; Responsibility; Fairness; Caring; Citizenship; SEL: Rebellion; Peace/Peacemakers; Subjects:Biography; World/India, South Africa, England & 1800s - Cold War Era; U.S./Diversity; Religions;) [10+]

Gettysburg (Trustworthiness; Citizenship; SEL: Courage in War; Leadership; Subjects U.S./1860 - 1865 & Pennsylvania) [10+]

Ghosts of Mississippi (Trustworthiness, Responsibility, Citizenship; SEL; Courage, Justice; Subjects: U.S./1945 - Present, Diversity, the Law & Mississippi) [12+]

Glory (Citizenship; Trustworthiness; SEL: Courage in War; Patriotism; Leadership; Subjects U.S./1860 - 1865 & Massachusetts) [14+]

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

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

Great Expectations (SEL Romantic Relationships; Subjects: World/England; Literature/England) [10+)

Handel's Last Chance    (Trustworthiness; Caring; SEL: Talent; Subjects: Biography; Music/Classical; World/England & Ireland) [6-12]

High Noon for American History and Civics Classes (U.S./The Frontier & the West, 1865 - 1913 and 1945 - 1991 (the Red Scare); Cinema; SEL: Marriage; Leadership; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Citizenship) [11+]

High Noon for ELA Classes (Literature/Myths of the Western genre; Literary devices: symbol; motif; foil; and expository phase; SEL: Marriage; Leadership; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Citizenship) [11+]

High Noon Snippet Lesson Plan on the Expository Phase ELA: Expository Phase [12+; snippet: 15 minutes, 20 seconds; lesson: one to two class periods]

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

An Ideal Husband (Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Caring; SEL: Families in Crisis; Marriage, Friendship, Romantic Relationships, Justice, Redemption; Subjects: Drama/England; World/England) [12+]

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

The Importance of Being Earnest (SEL: Romantic Relationships; Subjects: World/England; Drama/England) [12+]

 

Inherit the Wind (SEL: Justice; Subjects: Cinema; U.S./1913 - 1929, 1945 - 1991 & Tennessee) [12+]

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

The Invention of Lying (ELA: Social Satire; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [13+]

The Jackie Robinson Story (Trustworthiness, Respect, Citizenship; SEL: Male Role Model; Subjects: Biography; Sports/Baseball; U.S./1945 - 1991 & Diversity) [8+]

James' Journey to Jerusalem (Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Respect; Fairness; SEL: Friendship; Father/Son; Subjects: World/Israel; Religions) [12+]

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

The King and I (Trustworthiness; Respect; SEL: Courage, Education Subjects: Drama/Musicals; World/Thailand; U.S./1860 - 1865; Dance/Performance) [8+]

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

Lawrence of Arabia ( SEL: Courage in War; Subjects: Biography; World/England, Middle East & WW I) [12+]

The Life of Emile Zola (Trustworthiness; Fairness; SEL: Justice; Talent; Subjects: Biography; World/France; Literature/France) [10+]

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

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

A Man for All Seasons (SEL: Courage; Male Role Model; Subjects: Biography/Thomas More; World/England & the Renaissance; Religions/Christianity; Drama/England) [12+]

Matewan (Trustworthiness and Respect; SEL: Male Role Model; Fighting; Subjects: U.S./1913 - 1929, Diversity & West Virginia; Religions/Christianity) [12+]

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

Midway (SEL: Courage in War; Subjects: U.S./1941 - 1945; World/WW II; Seafaring) [10+]

Mrs. Miniver (SEL: Families in Crisis; Female Role Model; Courage in War; Subjects: World/England & WW II) [10+]

Modern Times (Trustworthiness; Caring; SEL: Surviving; Subjects: Cinema; U.S./1929-1941) [8+]

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

The Music Man (SEL: Romantic Relationships; Subjects: Drama/Musicals; U.S. 1865 - 1913; Dance/Performance) [6+]

The Official Story (SEL: Parenting; Human Rights; Subjects: World/Argentina) [14+]

The Odyssey (Trustworthiness; Responsibility; SEL: Humility; Surviving; Marriage; Subjects: World/Ancient Greece; Mythology; Literature & Literary Devices; Seafaring [14+ for the movie; 11+ for the book. Literary devices analyzed: simile, metaphor, flashback; symbol]

The Old Man and the Sea (Trustworthiness; Caring; SEL: Friendship; Subjects: Literataure/U.S.) [12+]

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

A Passage To India (Trustworthiness; Respect; SEL: Friendship; Romantic Relationships; Justice; Subjects: World/India & England; Literature) [12+]

Paths of Glory (Subjects: World/France & WW I) [10+]

The Pirates of Penzance (Trustworthiness; Responsibility; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Subjects: Drama/Musicals; World/England) [8+]

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

The Red Shoes (Trustworthiness; Citizenship; SEL: Talent; Work/Career; Subjects: Dance; Music/Classical) [12+]

The Rookie (Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Caring; SEL: Talent; Subjects: Sports/Baseball; U.S./1991 - present) [9+]

Ryan's Daughter (Trustworthiness; Respect; Caring; SEL: Trustworthiness, Respect; Caring; Subjects: World/Ireland & WW I) [15+]

Sarafina (Trustworthiness; Citizenship; SEL: Rebellion; Human Rights; Subjects: World/South Africa) [13+]

Sayonara (Trustworthiness; Respect; SEL: Male Role Model; Friendship; Romantic Relationships; Subjects: U.S./1945 - 1991 & Diversity; World/Japan) [12+]

The Scarlet Letter (Trustworthiness; Responsibility; SEL: Redemption; Romantic Relationships; Revenge; Subjects: U.S./1629 - 1750 & Massachusetts; Religions/Christianity; Literature/U.S.) [12+]

Schindler's List (Trustworthiness; Respect; Caring; SEL: Courage; Rebellion; Subjects: Biography; World/WW II) [15+]

Seven Days in May (Trustworthiness; Responsibility: SEL: Rebellion Subjects: U.S./1945 - 1991) [12+]

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

The Smithsonian and the Presidency -- Short Subject    -- from the series "This is America Charlie Brown" (SEL: Disabilities; Subjects: U.S./1750 - 1810, 1860 - 1865; and 1929 - 1941) [7 - 11; 25 minutes]

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

The Sound of Music (Trustworthiness; Caring; SEL: Parenting, Romantic Relationships; Subjects: Drama/Musicals; World/ WW II & Austria) [6+]

To Kill A Mockingbird (Trustworthiness; Respect; Responsibilility; Fairness; Caring; Citizenship; SEL: Justice; Male Role Model; Courage; Mental Illness; Parenting; Disabilities; Subjects: U.S./1929 - 1941, the Law & Diversity; Literature/U.S. & Literary Devices) [11+; Literary devices analyzed: symbol; flashback; irony; humor]

Tora! Tora! Tora! (SEL: Courage in War; Subjects: U.S./1941 - 1945; World/Japan & WW II; Seafaring) [10+] (Portions in Japanese with English subtitles)

Toy Story - Talking and Playing for Growth (Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Respect; Caring; SEL: Friendship; Teamwork) [5 - 8]

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Trustworthiness; Fairness; SEL: Friendship; Subjects: Science-Technology; World/Mexico) [12+] (Some dialogue is in Spanish)

War of the Buttons - Using Characterization in Literary Analysis (Trustworthiness; Caring; SEL: Fighting; Friendship; Leadership; Parenting; Subjects: ELA: characterization; World/Ireland) [10+]

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

The White Rose (Char. Dev,: Rebellion; Courage; Subjects: World/Germany & WW II) [13+]

Winslow Homer: An American Original    (Trustworthiness; Responsibility; SEL: Talent; Grieving; Mental Illness; Subjects: U.S./1861 - 1913; Visual Arts; Medicine-Psychiatry; Biography) [8 - 12]

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

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



RESPECT

12 Angry Men (Fairness; Respect; Citizenship; SEL: Justice; Subjects: U.S./1945 - 1991 & The Law) [11+]

Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided (Respect, Responsiblity, Fairness; SEL: Families in Crisis; Marriage; Grieving; Leadership; Father/Daughter; Mother/Son; Romantic Relationships; Subjects: U.S./1812 - 1865; Biography) [10+]

The Adventures of Milo and Otis - Talking and Playing for Growth (Trustworthiness; Respect; Caring; SEL: Friendship; Courage) [5 - 8]

Ancient Alexandria, Hypatia, and the Decline of Greco-Roman Civilization — using the Film Agora (SEL: Female Role Model; Subjects: World/Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome; Religions (Christianity & Judaism) [14+]

All Quiet on the Western Front (Trustworthiness; Respect; Citizenship; Caring; SEL: Courage in War; Subjects: World/Germany & WW I) [12+]

Amistad (Respect; Caring; Citizenship; SEL: Justice; Courage; Rebellion, Human Rights; Subjects: U.S./1812 - 1860 & Diversity) [14+]

An American Tail - Talking and Playing for Growth (Respect; Caring; SEL: Friendship; Subjects: U.S./1865 - 1913; Diversity & New York; Religions/Judaism) [4 - 8]

Four Films About Anne Frank (Respect; Responsiblity; Citizenship; SEL: Coming of Age; Families in Crisis; Human Rights; Courage; Subjects: World/WW II & Holland; Biography) [12+]

"Antz" and "A Bug's Life" (Respect, Responsibility; SEL: Friendship; Subjects: Science-Technology) [9-12]

Around the World in 80 Days ( Responsibility, Respect, Fairnes; SEL: Gambling Addiction; Subjects: Science-Technology; World/England) [8 - 13]

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

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

Bend It Like Beckham (Trustworthiness; Respect; Caring; SEL: Breaking Out; Parenting; Mother/daughter; SportsmanshipBreaking Out; Parenting; Romantic Relationships; Subjects: Sports/Soccer (Football); World/England) [13+]

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

Born Free (Respect; Caring; SEL: Caring for Animals; Subjects: World/Africa; the Environment) [10+]

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Respect; Responsibility; Caring; SEL: Human Rights; Friendship; Subjects: World/WW II & Germany; ELA) [13+; Literary Devices Analyzed: irony]

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

A Bugs Life - Talking and Playing for Growth (Trustworthiness, Respect; Responsibility; Caring; SEL: Courage; Friendship; Teamwork) [5 - 8]

Camille (SEL: Romantic Relationships; Subjects: Cinema; Drama/France; World/France) [12+]

Captains Courageous (Respect; Responsibility; SEL: Friendship, Parenting; Male Role Model; Subjects: U.S./1929 - 1941 & Massachusets; Seafaring) [8 - 12]

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

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

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

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

Conquest (Respect; Responsibility; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Subjects: Biography/Napoleon Bonaparte; World/France, Poland & The 1800s) [12+]

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

Coppelia (SEL: Romantic Relationships; Subjects: Dance/Performance) [5+]

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

Cry, the Beloved Country (Respect; Caring; SEL: Grieving; Crime; Subjects: World/South Africa) [10+]

Cyrano de Bergerac (SEL: Romantic Relationship; Self-esteem; Subjects: Drama/France; World/France) [12+] (In French with English Subtitles)

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

Edward Scissorhands (Respect; Caring; SEL: Peer Pressure; Surviving; Subjects: U.S./1945 - 1991; ELA) [13+; Literary devices analyzed: expository phase, setting, character; development, theme.]

Emma (Respect; Caring; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Subjects: Literature/England; World/England) [12+]

Fahrenheit 451 (SEL: Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Rebellion; Subjects: Science Fiction) [12+]

Fiddler on the Roof (Respect; Caring; SEL: Parenting; Subjects: Drama/Musicals; Religions/Judaism; U.S./Diversity; World/Russia; Dance/Performance) [7+]

Finding Nemo (Responsibility; Respect; SEL: Father/Son; Friendship; Subjects: Marine Biology (Science/Technology)) [9-12]

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

Gandhi (Trustworthiness; Respect; Responsibility; Fairness; Caring; Citizenship; SEL: Rebellion; Peace/Peacemakers; Subjects:Biography; World/India, South Africa, England & 1800s - Cold War Era; U.S./Diversity; Religions;) [10+]

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

A Gentleman's Agreement (Respect; SEL: Female Role Model; Male Role Model; Parenting; Subjects: U.S./1945 - 1991 & Diversity) [12+]

The Glenn Miller Story (SEL: Talent; Subjects:Biography; Music/Popular; U.S./1929 - 1945) [12+]

The Gods Must be Crazy (SEL: Romantic Relationships; Subjects: World/Africa) [9+]

The Gods Must Be Crazy II (SEL: Male Role Model; Subjects: Environment; World/Africa) [10+]

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

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (SEL: Families in Crisis; Subjects: U.S./ 1945 - 1991 & Diversity) [10+]

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (Respect; Caring; SEL: Revenge, Fighting, Grieving; Subjects: Drama/England) [12+]

Happy Feet - Talking and Playing for Growth (Responsibility; Respect; CaringSEL: Friendship; Courage; Self-Esteem; Disabilities) [5 - 8]

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

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

Horton Hears a Who! - Talking and Playing for Growth (Responsibility; Respect; Caring; SEL: Friendship; Courage) [4 - 8]

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

Iron Jawed Angels (Respect; Fairness; SEL: Human Rights; Courage; Leadership; Subjects: U.S. 1913 - 1929) [11+]

The Jackie Robinson Story (Trustworthiness, Respect, Citizenship; SEL: Male Role Model; Subjects: Biography; Sports/Baseball; U.S./1945 - 1991 & Diversity) [8+]

 

James' Journey to Jerusalem (Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Respect; Fairness; SEL: Friendship; Father/Son; Subjects: World/Israel; Religions) [12+]

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

Judgment at Nuremberg (Respect, Responsibility; Fairness; SEL: Justice; Human Rights, Male Role Model; Ethical Emphasis: Subjects: U.S./1941 - 1945 & The Law; World/WW II) [10+]

Julius Caesar (SEL: Ambition; Rebellion; Subjects: Drama/England; World/Ancient Rome) [12+]

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

The King and I (Trustworthiness; Respect; SEL: Courage, Education Subjects: Drama/Musicals; World/Thailand; U.S./1860 - 1865; Dance/Performance) [8+]

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (Respect; Caring; Trustworthiness; Citizenship; SEL: Ambition; Families in Crisis; Female Role Model; Friendship; Subjects: U.S./1929 - 1941 (the Great Depression) [6-10]

La Traviata (SEL: Romantic Relationships; Subjects: Music/Opera; World/France) (12+) (In Italian with English Subtitles)

Liszts' Rhapsody    (SEL: Talent; Subjects: Biography; Music/Classical;) [6 - 12]

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

Matewan (Trustworthiness; Respect; SEL: Male Role Model; Fighting; Subjects: U.S./1913 - 1929, Diversity & West Virginia; Religions/Christianity) [12+]

The Mayflower Voyagers -- Short Subject    -- from the series "This is America Charlie Brown" (Subjects: U.S./1629 - 1750) [7 - 11; 24 minutes]

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

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

Mr. Holland's Opus (Responsibility; Citizenship; Caring; Respect; SEL: Education; Male Role Model; Parenting; Father/Son; Mother/Son; Marriage; Disabilities; Subjects: Music/Classical; U.S. 1945 - 1991) [10+]

Native Son (Respect; Responsibility; Fairness; SEL: Justice; Friendship; Subjects: U.S./1945 - 1991, Diversity & Illinois; Literature/U.S.) [15+]

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

The Nutcracker (SEL: Romantic Relationships; Subjects: Dance) [5+]

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

A Passage To India (Trustworthiness; Respect; SEL: Friendship; Romantic Relationships; Justice; Subjects: World/India & England; Literature/England) [12+]

Patton (SEL: Leadership; Subjects: U.S./1941 - 1945) [12+]

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

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

Rabbit-Proof Fence (Respect; SEL: Human Rights; Courage; Subjects: World/Australia) [10+]

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

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

Romeo and Juliet (Respect; Caring; SEL: Fighting; Romantic Relationships; Suicide; Revenge; Subjects: Drama/England) [12+]

Roots Vol. II (SEL: Surviving; Subjects: U.S./1629 - 1750 & Diversity) [12+]

Roots Vol. III (SEL: Surviving; Subjects: U.S./1750 - 1812; & Diversity) [12+]

Roots Vol. IV (SEL: Rebellion; Subjects: U.S./1812 - 1860 & Diversity) [12+]

Roots Vol. V (SEL: Father/Son; Subjects: U.S./1812 - 1860 & Diversity) [12+]

Roots Vol. VI (Subjects: U.S./1865 - 1913 & Diversity) [12+]

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

Ryan's Daughter (Trustworthiness; Respect; Caring; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Subjects: World/Ireland & WW I) [15+]

Sayonara (Trustworthiness; Respect; SEL: Male Role Model; Friendship; Romantic Relationships; Subjects: U.S./1945 - 1991 & Diversity; World/Japan) [12+]

Schindler's List (Trustworthiness; Respect; Caring; SEL: Courage; Rebellion; Subjects: Biography; World/WW II) [15+]

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

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

Spartacus (SEL: Rebellion; Subjects: Biography; World/Ancient Rome) [13+]

South Pacific (Respect; Citizenship; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Subjects: Drama/Musicals; U.S./1941 - 1945 & Diversity) [10+]

Strictly Ballroom (SEL: Breaking Out; Talent; Families in Crisis; Subjects: Dance; World/Australia) [9+]

To Kill A Mockingbird (Trustworthiness; Respect; Responsibilility; Fairness; Caring; Citizenship; SEL: Justice; Male Role Model; Courage; Mental Illness; Parenting; Disabilities; Subjects: U.S./1929 - 1941, the Law & Diversity; Literature/U.S. & Literary Devices) [11+; Literary devices analyzed: symbol; flashback; irony; humor]

Tootsie (SEL: Romantic Relationships; Subjects: U.S./1945 - 1991 & New York; Drama/U.S.) [13+]

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

Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives (Respect; Fairness; SEL: Human Rights; Courage; Subjects: U.S./1812 - 1865; 1865 - 1913; and African Americans & the Civil Rights Movement; Literature/U.S. (Narrative Writing)) [10+]

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

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

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

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

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



RESPONSIBILITY

127 Hours (English Language Arts; SEL: Surviving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [14+]

1776 (Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Citizenship; SEL: Rebellion; Subjects: U.S./1750 - 1812 & Pennsylvania; Drama/Musicals) [11+]

Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided (Respect, Responsiblity, Fairness; SEL: Families in Crisis; Marriage; Grieving; Leadership; Father/Daughter; Mother/Son; Romantic Relationships; Subjects: U.S./1812 - 1865; Biography) [10+]

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

The Adventures of Milo and Otis - Talking and Playing for Growth (Trustworthiness; Respect; Caring; SEL: Friendship; Courage) [5 - 8]

The Adventures of Robin Hood (SEL: Rebellion; Subjects: World/England & Middle Ages) [8 - 13]

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

All My Sons (Trustworthiness; Responsibility; SEL: Crime; Marriage; Father/Son; Suicide; Subjects: U.S./1941 - 1991; Drama/U.S.) [13+]

All the President's Men (Trustworthiness; Responsiblity; Fairness; Citizenship; SEL: Courage; Teamwork; Subjects: U.S./1945 - 1991 & Politics) [12+]

Amadeus (Responsibility; Caring; SEL: Humility; Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Talent; Subjects: Biography/Mozart; Music/Classical) [12+]

An American Tail (Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Fairness; SEL: Courage; Subjects: U.S./1865 - 1913; Diversity & New York) [6 - 10]

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

Four Films About Anne Frank (Respect; Responsiblity; Citizenship; SEL: Coming of Age; Families in Crisis; Human Rights; Courage; Subjects: World/WW II & Holland; Biography) [12+]


"Antz" and "A Bug's Life" (Respect, Responsibility; SEL: Friendship; Subjects: Science-Technology) [9-12]

Apollo 13 (Trustworthiness; Responsibility; SEL: Teamwork; Male Role Model; Subject: U.S./1945 - 1991; Aviation & Space Exploration) [8+]

Around the World in 80 Days ( Responsibility, Respect, Fairnes; SEL: Gambling Addiction; Subjects: Science-Technology; World/England) [8 - 13]

Au Revoir Les Enfants (Trustworthiness, Responsibility, Caring; SEL: Coming of Age, Human Rights, Friendship; Subjects: World/France & WW II (Holocaust)) [11+]

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

Babies (Health; SEL: Parenting; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [12+]

Beethoven Lives Upstairs    (Responsibility; Caring; SEL: Friendship; Grieving; Disability; Talent; Subjects: Music/Classical; World/Austria; Biography/Beethoven) [9 - 12]

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

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

Bizet's Dream    (SEL: Father/Daughter; Talent; Subjects: Biography; Music/Opera; World/France) [9 - 12]

Blackfish (Responsibility; SEL:Caring for Animals; Subjects: the Environment) [13+]

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Respect; Responsibility; Caring; SEL: Human Rights; Friendship; Subjects: World/WW II & Germany; ELA) [13+; Literary Devices Analyzed: irony]

A Bugs Life - Talking and Playing for Growth (Respect; responsibility; SEL: Courage; Teamwork; Subjects: Science (Biology)) [5 - 8]

Captains Courageous (Respect; Responsibility; SEL: Friendship, Parenting; Male Role Model; Subjects: U.S./1929 - 1941 & Massachusets; Seafaring) [8 - 12]

Carmen (Trustworthiness; Responsibility; SEL Romantic Relationships; Subjects: Music/Opera; World/France) [12+] (In French with English Subtitles)

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

Casablanca (Responsibility; Caring; Citizenship;; SEL Romantic Relationships; Redemption; Subjects: U.S./1941-1945; World/WW II; France & Morocco; ELA: Extended Metaphor; Allegory; Hero's Journey) [12+]

Mary Cassatt: American Impressionist    (SEL: Talent; Romantic Relationships; Subjects: Visual Arts; World/France; U.S./1865 - 1913; Biography) [8+]

Chariots of Fire (SEL: Sportsmanship; Subjects: World/England; Sports/Olympics; Religions/Judaism and Christianity) [10+]

Charly (Caring; Responsibility; SEL: Disabilities; Courage; Subjects: Science Fiction) [10+]

Conquest (Respect; Responsibility; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Subjects: Biography/Napoleon Bonaparte; World/France, Poland & The 1800s) [12+]

Contagion (Health; Medicine; Science-Technology; U.S. 1991 - present; World/Asia; SEL: Courage; Surviving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Citizenship) [13+]

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

The Crossing (Trustworthiness, Responsibility & Citizenship; SEL: SEL: Courage in War, Leadership; Subjects: U.S./1750 - 1812, New Jersey & Pennsylvania) [13+]

Damn Yankees (Subjects: Drama/Musicals; Sports/Baseball; Dance/Performance; U.S./1945 - 1991) [10+]

Dancemaker (SEL: Talent; Subjects: Biography/Taylor; Dance) [12+]

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

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

The Diary of Anne Frank (Trustworthiness; Responsibility; SEL: Families in Crisis; Human Rights; Male Role Model; Female Role Model; Subjects: World/WW II & Holland) [10+]

A Dry White Season (Trustworthiness, Responsibility; Citizenship; SEL: Courage; Justice; Human Rights; Grieving; Father/Son; Marriage; Families in Crisis; Subjects: World/South Africa) [14+]

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

Fail-Safe (Responsibility, Caring; SEL Leadership; Subjects U.S./1945 - 1991; World/Cold War) [14+]

Fat Man and Little Boy (SEL: Teamwork; Subjects: U.S./1941-1945 & New Mexico; Science-Technology) [13+]

Finding Nemo (Responsibility; Respect; SEL: Father/Son; Friendship; Subjects: Marine Biology (Science/Technology)) [9-12]

Finding Nemo - Talking and Playing for Growth (Responsibility, Respect, Caring; SEL: Father/Son; Friendship; Subjects: Science (Marine Biology)) [4 - 8]

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

Fort Apache (SEL: Courage in War; Subjects: U.S./The Frontier and the West & Arizona) [8+] (Some Spanish spoken by the Native Americans)

Forks Over Knives (Health; Medicine; SEL: Taking Care of Yourself; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [12+]

Gandhi (Trustworthiness; Respect; Responsibility; Fairness; Caring; Citizenship; SEL: Rebellion; Peace/Peacemakers; Subjects:Biography; World/India, South Africa, England & 1800s - Cold War Era; U.S./Diversity; Religions;) [10+]

Gigi (Responsibility; Caring; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Subjects: Drama/Musicals; World/France) [12+]

The Glass Menagerie (SEL: Families in Crisis; Mother/Son; Mother/Daughter; Disabilities; Subjects: Drama/U.S.; U.S./Missouri) [12+ ]

The Great Gatsby (SEL: Romantic Relationships; Subjects: U.S. 1913 - 1929 & New York; Literature; Literary Devices: symbol, imagery, motif, flashback, characterization;) [13+]

Happy Feet - Talking and Playing for Growth (Responsibility; Respect; CaringSEL: Friendship; Courage; Self-Esteem; Disabilities) [5 - 8]

Hawaii (Respect; Caring; Subjects: U.S./1812 - 1860 & Hawaii; Religions/Christianity) [12+]

High Noon for American History and Civics Classes (U.S./The Frontier & the West, 1865 - 1913 and 1945 - 1991 (the Red Scare); Cinema; SEL: Marriage; Leadership; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Citizenship) [11+]

High Noon for ELA Classes (Literature/Myths of the Western genre; Literary devices: symbol; motif; foil; and expository phase; SEL: Marriage; Leadership; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Citizenship) [11+]

High Noon Snippet Lesson Plan on the Expository Phase ELA: Expository Phase [12+; snippet: 15 minutes, 20 seconds; lesson: one to two class periods]

Hiroshima Maiden (Responsibility; Caring; SEL: Courage; Friendship; Human Rights; Peer Pressure; Subjects: U.S./1941 - 1991; World/WW-II and Japan) [9 - 13]

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

Horton Hears a Who! - Talking and Playing for Growth (Responsibility; Respect; Caring; SEL: Friendship; Courage) [4 - 8]

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

Hotel Rwanda (Responsiblity; Citizenship; SEL: Human Rights; Courage; Subjects: World/Rwanda & the Post-Cold War Era; U.S./1991 - present) [14+]

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

An Ideal Husband (Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Caring; SEL: Families in Crisis; Marriage, Friendship, Romantic Relationships, Justice, Redemption; Subjects: Drama/England; World/England) [12+]

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

 

Into the Wild (Literature: NonFiction; Literary Devices: theme; allusion; U.S.: 1945 - 1991; SEL: Taking Care of Yourself; Families in; Crisis Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [14+]

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

James' Journey to Jerusalem (Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Respect; Fairness; SEL: Friendship; Father/Son; Subjects: World/Israel; Religions) [12+]

Judgment at Nuremberg (Respect, Responsibility; Fairness; SEL: Justice; Human Rights, Male Role Model; Subjects: U.S./1941 - 1945 & The Law; World/WW II) [10+]

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

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

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

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

Lord of the Flies (Responsibility; Caring; SEL: Peer Pressure; Surviving; Subjects: ELA; U.S./1945 -1991) [13+; Literary devices analyzed: symbol, character development, theme, irony.]

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

Madame Curie (SEL Female Role Model; Grieving; Subjects: Biography; Science-Technology; World/France) [10+]

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+]

Marie Curie: More Than Meets the Eye    SEL: Female Role Model; Mother/Daughter; Subjects: Biography; World/France & WW I; Medicine; Science-Technology) [8 - 12]

Mass Casualties Lesson Plan (Focusing on the Decision to End WW II with Surprise Atomic Attacks on Japanese Cities) (Responsiblity; Caring; SEL: Human Rights; Subjects: U.S./ 1941 - 1945; World/WW II and Japan) [12+]

Memphis Belle (SEL: Leadership; Courage in War; Subjects: Aviation; U.S./1941 - 1945) [12+]

The Miracle Worker (Responsibility; Caring; SEL: Disabilities; Female Role Model; Subjects: Biography/Keller; U.S./1865 - 1913) [10+]

Moby Dick (SEL: Revenge, Humility; Subjects: Literature/U.S.; Seafaring; U.S./1812 - 1860 & Massachusetts) [10+]

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

Mr. Holland's Opus (Responsibility; Citizenship; Caring; Respect; SEL: Education; Male Role Model; Parenting; Father/Son; Mother/Son; Marriage; Disabilities; Subjects: Music/Classical; U.S. 1945 - 1991) [10+]

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

Music of the Heart (Responsibility; Citizenship; SEL: Education; Talent; Disabilities; Romantic Relationships; Divorce; Separation; Subjects: Music/Classical; U.S./1991 - Present & New York; Biography (Guaspari)) [9+]

Native Son (Respect; Responsibility; Fairness; SEL: Justice; Friendship; Subjects: U.S./1945 - 1991, Diversity & Illinois; Literature/U.S.) [15+]

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

The Odyssey (Trustworthiness; Responsibility; SEL: Humility; Surviving; Marriage; Subjects: World/Ancient Greece; Mythology; Literature & Literary Devices; Seafaring [14+ for the movie; 11+ for the book. Literary devices analyzed: simile, metaphor, flashback; symbol]

Oklahoma! Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Subjects: U.S./1865-1913 & Oklahoma; Drama/Musicals; Dance/Performance) [12+]

The Old Curiosity Shop (SEL: Gambling Addiction; Parenting; Subjects: Literature/England) [11+]

Old Yeller (SEL: Courage; Grieving (for a beloved animal); Subjects: U.S./1865 - 1913) [7-12]

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

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

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

Persuasion (SEL: Romantic Relationships; Subjects: Literature/England; World/England) [12+]

The Pirates of Penzance (Trustworthiness; Responsibility; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Subjects: Drama/Musicals; World/England) [8+]

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]

Pride of the Yankees (SEL: Male Role Model; Subjects: Biography/Gehrig; Sports/Baseball) [8+]

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

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

The Right Stuff (SEL: Friendship; Teamwork, Courage; Subjects: U.S./1945 - 1991; Aviation & Space Exploration) [12+]

The Rookie (Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Caring; SEL: Talent; Subjects: Sports/Baseball; U.S./1991 - present) [9+]

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

Rossini's Ghost    (SEL: Talent; Friendship; Subjects: Biography/Rossini; Music/Opera; World/Italy) [6 - 12]

The Scarlet Letter (Trustworthiness; Responsibility; SEL: Redemption; Romantic Relationships; Revenge; Subjects: U.S./1629 - 1750 & Massachusetts; Religions/Christianity; Literature/U.S.) [12+]

The Searchers (Responsibility; Caring; SEL: Revenge; Subjects: U.S./1865 - 1913; ELA) [13+; Literary devices analyzed: expository phase, character development, theme]

Searching for Bobby Fischer (SEL: Talent Father/Son; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Subjects: Sports/Chess; World/Canada) [10+]

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

Seven Days in May (Trustworthiness; Responsibility: SEL: Rebellion Subjects: U.S./1945 - 1991) [12+]

Shakespeare Behind Bars (Responsibility; SEL: Redemption; Subjects: Drama and U.S./The Law) [14+]

Shall We Dance? (SEL: Breaking Out; Marriage; Subjects: Dance; World/Japan) [12+]

Small Wonders (Responsibility; Citizenship; SEL: Education; Female Role Model; Subjects: Music/Classical; U.S./1991 - Present & New York; Biography (Guaspari); ) [6+]

Sometimes in April (Responsiblity; Citizenship; SEL: Human Rights; Courage; Subjects: World/Rwanda & the Post-Cold War Era; U.S./1991) [14+]

Stalin (SEL: Ambition; Subjects: Biography; World/Russia) [12+]

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

A Lesson Plan for Health Classes based on "Super Size Me" (Responsibility; SEL: Taking Care of Yourself; Subjects: U.S./1991 - present; Medicine) [11+]

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

Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (SEL: Talent; Subjects: Biography; Music/Classical; World/Canada) [14+] (Small portions in French with English subtitles.)

To Kill A Mockingbird (Trustworthiness; Respect; Responsibilility; Fairness; Caring; Citizenship; SEL: Justice; Male Role Model; Courage; Mental Illness; Parenting; Disabilities; Subjects: U.S./1929 - 1941, the Law & Diversity; Literature/U.S. & Literary Devices) [11+; Literary devices analyzed: symbol; flashback; irony; humor]

Toy Story - Talking and Playing for Growth (Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Respect; Caring; SEL: Friendship; Teamwork) [5 - 8]

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

Truman (SEL: Leadership; Subjects: Biography; U.S./1941 - 1991) [12+]

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

The Turning Point (SEL: Marriage; Mother/Daughter; Friendship; Male Role Model; Talent; Work/Career; Subjects: Dance; U.S./1945 - 1991) [14+]

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

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

Wall-E - Talking and Playing for Growth (Responsibility; Caring; SEL: The Environment; Romantic Relationships; Taking Care of Yourself) [4 - 8]

Warm Springs (Responsibility; Caring; SEL: Courage; Disabilities; Subject: U.S./1913 - 1929; Biography; Georgia) [12+]

Winslow Homer: An American Original    (Trustworthiness; Responsibility; SEL: Talent; Grieving; Mental Illness; Subjects: U.S./1861 - 1913; Visual Arts; Medicine-Psychiatry; Biography) [8 - 12]

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



FAIRNESS

12 Angry Men (Fairness; Respect; Citizenship; SEL: Justice; Subjects: U.S./1945 - 1991 & The Law) [11+ ]

Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided (Respect, Responsiblity, Fairness; SEL: Families in Crisis; Marriage; Grieving; Leadership; Father/Daughter; Mother/Son; Romantic Relationships; Subjects: U.S./1812 - 1865; Biography) [10+]

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

All the President's Men (Trustworthiness; Responsiblity; Fairness; Citizenship; SEL: Courage; Teamwork; Subjects: U.S./1945 - 1991 & Politics) [12+]

An American Tail (Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Fairness; SEL: Courage; Subjects: U.S./1865 - 1913; Diversity & New York) [6 - 10]

Around the World in 80 Days ( Responsibility, Respect, Fairnes; SEL: Gambling Addiction; Subjects: Science-Technology; World/England) [8 - 13]

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

Billy Budd (Fairness; SEL: Justice; Leadership; Subjects: Literature/U.S. & Literary Devices: theme, characterization & irony; World/Britain; Seafaring) [14+]

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

The Crucible (Trustworthiness; Fairness; SEL: Justice; Marriage; Subjects: U.S./1629 - 1750, 1945-1991 & Massachusetts; Drama/U.S.) (Two versions, one in French with English Subtitles) [12+]

Gandhi (Trustworthiness; Respect; Responsibility; Fairness; Caring; Citizenship; SEL: Rebellion; Peace/Peacemakers; Subjects:Biography; World/India, South Africa, England & 1800s - Cold War Era; U.S./Diversity; Religions;) [10+]

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

Ghosts of Mississippi (Trustworthiness, Responsibility, Citizenship; SEL; Courage, Justice; Subjects: U.S./1945 - Present, Diversity, the Law & Mississippi) [12+]

The Grapes of Wrath (SEL: Families in Crisis; Female Role Model; Subjects: U.S./1929 - 1941; Oklahoma & California; Literature/U.S.) [12+]

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

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

Iron Jawed Angels (Respect; Fairness; SEL: Human Rights; Courage; Leadership; Subjects: U.S. 1913 - 1929) [11+]

 

James' Journey to Jerusalem (Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Respect; Fairness; SEL: Friendship; Father/Son; Subjects: World/Israel; Religions) [12+]

Judgment at Nuremberg (Respect, Responsibility; Fairness; SEL: Justice; Human Rights, Male Role Model; Ethical Emphasis: Subjects: U.S./1941 - 1945 & The Law; World/WW II) [10+]

Les Misérables (Fairness, Caring; SEL: Redemption; Suicide; Subjects: Literature/France; World/France) [8+]

The Life of Emile Zola (Trustworthiness; Fairness; SEL: Justice; Talent; Subjects: Biography; World/France; Literature/France) [10+]

Native Son (Respect; Responsibility; Fairness; SEL: Justice; Friendship; Subjects: U.S./1945 - 1991, Diversity & Illinois; Literature/U.S.) [15+]

The Ox-Bow Incident (SEL: Justice; Subjects: U.S./The Frontier and the West; 1865 - 1913; the Law & Nevada) [12+]

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

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

To Kill A Mockingbird (Trustworthiness; Respect; Responsibilility; Fairness; Caring; Citizenship; SEL: Justice; Male Role Model; Courage; Mental Illness; Parenting; Disabilities; Subjects: U.S./1929 - 1941, the Law & Diversity; Literature/U.S. & Literary Devices) [11+; Literary devices analyzed: symbol; flashback; irony; humor]

To Live (SEL: Surviving; Grieving; Gambling Addiction; Subjects: World/China) (In Chinese with English Subtitles) [14+]

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Trustworthiness; Fairness; SEL: Friendship; Subjects: Science-Technology; World/Mexico) [12+] (Some dialogue is in Spanish)

Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives (Respect; Fairness; SEL: Human Rights; Courage; Subjects: U.S./1812 - 1865; 1865 - 1913; and African Americans & the Civil Rights Movement; Literature/U.S. (Narrative Writing)) [10+]

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

The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk-- Short Subject    -- from the series "This is America Charlie Brown" (SEL Ambition, Brothers; Subject Matter: U.S./1865 - 1913; Aviation)) [8 - 11; 24 minutes]

Where the Red Fern Grows (SEL: Grieving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Perseverance; Fairness,) [8-12+]



CARING

The Adventures of Milo and Otis - Talking and Playing for Growth (Trustworthiness; Respect; Caring; SEL: Friendship; Courage) [5 - 8]

All Quiet on the Western Front (Trustworthiness; Respect; Citizenship; Caring; SEL: Courage in War; Subjects: World/Germany & WW I) [12+ ]

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

Amistad (Respect; Caring; Citizenship; SEL: Justice; Courage; Rebellion, Human Rights; Subjects: U.S./1812 - 1860 & Diversity) [14+]

An American Tail (Respect; Caring; SEL: Friendship; Subjects: U.S./1865 - 1913; Diversity & New York; Religions/Judaism) [9 - 10]

An American Tail - Talking and Playing for Growth (Respect; Caring; SEL: Friendship; Subjects: U.S./1865 - 1913; Diversity & New York; Religions/Judaism) [5 - 8]

Angels in the Outfield (SEL: Families in Crisis; Friendship; Parenting; Female Role Model; Subjects: Sports/Baseball; U.S./1945 - 1991 & California) [9 - 12]

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

Argo (U.S./1945 - 1991 & Iran - The Iran Hostage Crisis; SEL: Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring, Citizenship) [14+]

Au Revoir Les Enfants (Trustworthiness, Responsibility, Caring; SEL: Coming of Age, Human Rights, Friendship; Subjects: World/France & WW II (Holocaust)) [11+]

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

Bach's Fight for Freedom    (Friendship; Father/Son; Talent; Subjects: Biography; Music/Classical; World/Germany) [6 - 12]

Beethoven Lives Upstairs    (Responsibility; Caring; SEL: Friendship; Grieving; Disability; Talent; Subjects: Music/Classical; World/Austria; Biography/Beethoven) [9 - 12]

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

Bend It Like Beckham (Trustworthiness; Respect; Caring; SEL: Breaking Out; Parenting; Mother/daughter; SportsmanshipBreaking Out; Parenting; Romantic Relationships; Subjects: Sports/Soccer (Football); World/England) [13+]

Beyond Rangoon (SEL: Human Rights; Grieving; Rebellion; Subjects: World/Myanmar) [14+]

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

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

Born Free (Respect; Caring; SEL: Caring for Animals; Subjects: World/Africa; the Environment) [10+]

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Respect; Responsibility; Caring; SEL: Human Rights; Friendship; Subjects: World/WW II & Germany; ELA) [13+; Literary Devices Analyzed: irony]

Boystown (Caring; Citizienship; SEL: Male Role Model; Subjects: U.S./1913 - 1929 & Nebraska; Religions/Christianity) [10+]

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

Bridge to Terabithia (SEL: Friendship; Grieving Subjects: Literature/U.S.; U.S./1945 - 1991 & Virginia) [10-13]

A Bugs Life - Talking and Playing for Growth (Trustworthiness, Respect; Responsibility; Caring; SEL: Courage; Friendship; Teamwork) [5 - 8]

Casablanca (Responsibility; Caring; Citizenship; SEL Romantic Relationships; Redemption; Subjects: U.S./1941-1945; World/WW II; France & Morocco; ELA: Extended Metaphor; Allegory; Hero's Journey) [12+]

Charly (Caring; Responsibility; SEL: Disabilities; Courage; Subjects: Science Fiction) [10+]

Contact (Trustworthiness; Caring; SEL: Grieving; Father/Daughter; Subjects: Religions/Judeo-Christian; Science Fiction; Aviation & Space Exploration) [12+]

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

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

A Christmas Carol (SEL: Redemption; Subjects Religions/Christianity; World/England) [8+]

The Crossing (Trustworthiness, Responsibility & Citizenship; SEL: SEL: Courage in War, Leadership; Subjects: U.S./1750 - 1812, New Jersey & Pennsylvania) [13+]

Cry, the Beloved Country (Respect; Caring; SEL: Grieving; Crime; Subjects: World/South Africa) [10+]

Dear Frankie (SEL Disabilities, Mother/Son; Subjects: Health, Literature) [12+]

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

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

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

Edison: The Wizard of Light    (Caring; Citizenship; SEL: Talent, Disabilities; Subjects: Science-Technology; U.S./1865 - 1929; Cinema; Biography) [8 - 13]

Edward Scissorhands (Respect; Caring; SEL: Peer Pressure; Surviving; Subjects: U.S./1945 - 1991; ELA) [13+; Literary devices analyzed: expository phase, setting, character; development, theme.]

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

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

Eleanor Roosevelt (Caring, Citizenship; SEL: Leadership; Female Role Model; Subjects: Biography; U.S./1865 - 1991; Politics) [10+]

Finding Nemo - Talking and Playing for Growth (Responsibility, Respect, Caring; SEL: Father/Son; Friendship; Subjects: Science (Marine Biology)) [4 - 8]

Emma (Respect; Caring; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Subjects: Literature/England; World/England) [12+]

Empire Records (Caring; Trustworthiness; SEL: Friendship; Subjects: ELA-Writing Exercises — Empire Records is best used as a Reward Film) [14 - 17]

Fail-Safe (Responsibility, Caring; SEL --- Leadership; Subjects --- U.S./1945 - 1991; World/Cold War) [14+]

Fiddler on the Roof (Respect; Caring; SEL: Parenting; Subjects: Drama/Musicals; Religions/Judaism; U.S./Diversity; World/Russia; Dance/Performance) [7+]

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

Gandhi (Trustworthiness; Respect; Responsibility; Fairness; Caring; Citizenship; SEL: Rebellion; Peace/Peacemakers; Subjects:Biography; World/India, South Africa, England & 1800s - Cold War Era; U.S./Diversity; Religions;) [10+]

Gigi (Responsibility; Caring; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Subjects: Drama/Musicals; World/France) [12+]

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

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

Goya: Awakened in a Dream    (Caring; SEL --- Father/Son; Friendship; Illness; Human Rights; Talent; Disabilities; Subjects --- Visual Arts; World/Spain & the Enlightenment; Biography) [8 - 13]

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

Grave of the Fireflies (U.S./1941 - 1991; World/WW-II and Japan; Cinema; SEL: Human Rights; Surviving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [13+]

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (Respect; Caring; SEL: Revenge, Fighting, Grieving; Subjects: Drama/England) [12+]

Handel's Last Chance    (Trustworthiness; Caring; SEL: Talent; Subjects: Biography; Music/Classical; World/England & Ireland) [6-12]

Happy Feet - Talking and Playing for Growth (Responsibility; Respect; CaringSEL: Friendship; Courage; Self-Esteem; Disabilities) [5 - 8]

Hawaii (Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Subjects: U.S./1812 - 1860 & Hawaii; Religions/Christianity) [12+]

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

Hiroshima Maiden (Responsibility; Caring; SEL: Courage; Friendship; Human Rights; Peer Pressure; Subjects: U.S./1941 - 1991; World/WW-II and Japan) [9 - 13]

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

Horton Hears a Who! - Talking and Playing for Growth (Responsibility; Respect; Caring; SEL: Friendship; Courage) [4 - 8]

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

An Ideal Husband (Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Caring; SEL: Families in Crisis; Marriage, Friendship, Romantic Relationships, Justice, Redemption; Subjects: Drama/England; World/England) [12+]

The Inner Circle (SEL: Marriage; Human Rights; Suicide; Subjects: World/Russia) [15+]

 

The Joy Luck Club (SEL: Mother/Daughter/ Surviving; Subjects: U.S./1945 - 1991, Diversity & California; World/China) [14+]

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lord of the Flies (Responsibility; Caring; SEL: Peer Pressure; Surviving; Subjects: ELA; U.S./1945 -1991) [13+; Literary devices analyzed: symbol, character development, theme, irony.]

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

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

Mass Casualties Lesson Plan (Focusing on the Decision to End WW II with Surprise Atomic Attacks on Japanese Cities) (Responsiblity; Caring; SEL: Human Rights; Subjects: U.S./ 1941 - 1945; World/WW II and Japan) [12+]

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

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

The Miracle Worker (Responsibility; Caring; SEL: Disabilities; Female Role Model; Subjects: Biography/Keller; U.S./1865 - 1913) [10+]

Modern Times (Trustworthiness; Caring; SEL: Surviving; Subjects: Cinema; U.S./1929-1941) [8+]

Mr. Holland's Opus (Responsibility; Citizenship; Caring; Respect; SEL: Education; Male Role Model; Parenting; Father/Son; Mother/Son; Marriage; Disabilities; Subjects: Music/Classical; U.S. 1945 - 1991) [10+]

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

My Fair Lady (SEL: Romantic Relationships; Breaking Out; Subjects: World/England; Drama/Musicals) [6+]

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

Of Mice And Men (Literature - U.S.; SEL: Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [13+]

The Old Man and the Sea (Trustworthiness; Caring; SEL: Friendship; Subjects: Literataure/U.S.) [12+]

Oliver! (SEL: Spousal Abuse; Crime; Subjects: Drama/Musicals; Literature/England; World/England) [8+]

Oliver Twist (SEL: Spousal Abuse; Crime; Subjects: Literature/England; World/England) [10+]

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

Partners of the Heart (Caring; SEL: Teamwork, Education, Friendship; Subjects: Medicine; U.S./1917 - 1991, Diversity, Tennessee & Maryland) [10+]

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

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+]

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]

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

The Pursuit of Happyness (Caring; SEL: 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; Subjects: U.S./1991 - present and Biography) [12+]

Pygmalion (SEL: Breaking Out; Romantic Relationships; Subjects: Drama/England; World/England) [12+]

Romeo and Juliet (Respect; Caring; SEL: Fighting; Romantic Relationships; Suicide; Revenge; Subjects: Drama/England) [12+]

The Rookie (Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Caring; SEL: Talent; Subjects: Sports/Baseball; U.S./1991 - present) [9+]

Roxanne (Respect; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Self-esteem; Subjects: Drama; ELA: irony; characterization) [12+]

The Russians are Coming the Russians are Coming (SEL: Peace/Peacemakers; U.S./1945 - 1991 & Massachusetts) [8 - 12]

Ryan's Daughter (Trustworthiness; Respect; Caring; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Subjects: World/Ireland & WW I) [15+]

The Sandlot (Caring; SEL: Friendship; Leadership; Subjects: Sports/Baseball; ELA Discussion and Writing Exercises for middle and junior high school) [10 - 14]

Schindler's List (Trustworthiness; Respect; Caring; SEL: Courage; Rebellion; Subjects: Biography; World/WW II) [15+]

The Searchers (Responsibility; Caring; SEL: Revenge; Subjects: U.S./1865 - 1913; ELA) [13+; Literary devices analyzed: expository phase, character development, theme]

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

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

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

Something the Lord Made (Caring; SEL: Teamwork, Education, Friendship; Subjects: Medicine; U.S./1917 - 1991, Diversity, Tennessee & Maryland) [10+]

The Sound of Music (Trustworthiness; Caring; SEL: Parenting, Romantic Relationships; Subjects: Drama/Musicals; World/ WW II & Austria) [6+]

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

Swan Lake (SEL: Romantic Relations; Subjects:Dance/Performance; ELA) [10+; Literary devices analyzed: metaphor; symbol.]

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

To Kill A Mockingbird (Trustworthiness; Respect; Responsibilility; Fairness; Caring; Citizenship; SEL: Justice; Male Role Model; Courage; Mental Illness; Parenting; Disabilities; Subjects: U.S./1929 - 1941, the Law & Diversity; Literature/U.S. & Literary Devices) [11+; Literary devices analyzed: symbol; flashback; irony; humor]

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

Trouble With The Curve (Sports/Baseball; SEL: Parenting; Father/Daughter; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [13+]

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

Twelfth Night (SEL: Romantic Relationships; Subjects: Drama/England) [12+]

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

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

Wall-E - Talking and Playing for Growth (Responsibility; Caring; SEL: The Environment; Romantic Relationships; Taking Care of Yourself) [4 - 8]

Warm Springs (Responsibility; Caring; SEL: Courage; Disabilities; Subject: U.S./1913 - 1929; Biography; Georgia) [12+]

War of the Buttons - Using Characterization in Literary Analysis (Trustworthiness; Caring; SEL: Fighting; Friendship; Leadership; Parenting; Subjects: ELA: characterization; World/Ireland) [10+]

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

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

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

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

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

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



CITIZENSHIP

12 Angry Men (Fairness; Respect; Citizenship; SEL: Justice; Subjects: U.S./1945 - 1991 & The Law) [11+]

1776 (Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Citizenship; SEL: Rebellion; Subjects: U.S./1750 - 1812 & Pennsylvania; Drama/Musicals) [11+]

The African Queen (Citizenship; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Subjects: Science-Technology; World/WW I & Africa) [10+]

All the President's Men (Trustworthiness; Responsiblity; Fairness; Citizenship; SEL: Courage; Teamwork; Subjects: U.S./1945 - 1991 & Politics) [12+]

All Quiet on the Western Front (Trustworthiness; Respect; Citizenship; Caring; SEL: Courage in War; Subjects: World/Germany & WW I) [12+]

Amistad (Respect; Caring; Citizenship; SEL: Justice; Courage; Rebellion, Human Rights; Subjects: U.S./1812 - 1860 & Diversity) [14+]

Four Films About Anne Frank (Respect; Responsiblity; Citizenship; SEL: Coming of Age; Families in Crisis; Human Rights; Courage; Subjects: World/WW II & Holland; Biography) [12+]

Argo (U.S./1945 - 1991 & Iran - The Iran Hostage Crisis; SEL: Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring, Citizenship) [14+]

Ben and Me -- Short Subject (Citizenship; SEL Friendship; Subjects: Biography/Franklin; U. S./1750 - 1812 & Pennsylvania; Science-Technology) [8 & 9; 27 minutes]

Ben and Me - Talking and Playing for Growth -- Short Subject (SEL: Friendship; Citizenship) [5 - 8; 27 minutes]

The Birth of the Constitution -- Short Subject    -- from the series "This is America Charlie Brown" (Trustworthiness; Citizenship; Subjects: U.S./Creating the Nation) [9 - 12; 24 minutes]

Boystown (Caring; Citizienship; SEL: Male Role Model; Subjects: U.S./1913 - 1929 & Nebraska; Religions/Christianity) [10+]

Casablanca (Responsibility; Caring; Citizenship;; SEL Romantic Relationships; Redemption; Subjects: U.S./1941-1945; World/WW II; France & Morocco; ELA: Extended Metaphor; Allegory; Hero's Journey) [12+]

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

Contagion (Health; Medicine; Science-Technology; U.S. 1991 - present; World/Asia; SEL: Courage; Surviving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Citizenship) [13+]

A Dry White Season (Trustworthiness, Responsibility; Citizenship; SEL: Courage; Justice; Human Rights; Grieving; Father/Son; Marriage; Families in Crisis; Subjects: World/South Africa) [14+]

Edison: The Wizard of Light    (Caring; Citizenship; SEL: Talent, Disabilities; Subjects: Science-Technology; U.S./1865 - 1929; Cinema; Biography) [8 - 13]

Eleanor Roosevelt (Caring, Citizenship; SEL: Leadership; Female Role Model; Subjects: Biography; U.S./1865 - 1991; Politics) [10+]

A Force More Powerful -- Short Subject   (Citizenship; SEL: Rebellion; Peace/Peacemakers; Subjects: World/India, Poland, Denmark, Chile, South Africa; 1800s - the Present; U.S./1945 - the Present; Civil Rights Movement, Tennessee) [12+; Six sections, each between 20 and 30 minutes in length]

For Love or Country -- The Arturo Sandoval Story (Trustworthiness; Citizenship; SEL: Human Rights; Courage; Subjects: Music/Jazz; World/Cuba and the Cold War Era; Biography) [12+]

For Whom the Bell Tolls (Trustworthiness; Citizenship; SEL: Courage in War; Romantic Relationships; Rebellion; Subjects: Literature/U.S.; World/Between World Wars & Spain) [12+]

Gandhi (Trustworthiness; Respect; Responsibility; Fairness; Caring; Citizenship; SEL: Rebellion; Peace/Peacemakers; Subjects:Biography; World/India, South Africa, England & 1800s - Cold War Era; U.S./Diversity; Religions;) [10+]

Gettysburg (Trustworthiness; Citizenship; SEL: Courage in War; Leadership; Subjects U.S./1860 - 1865 & Pennsylvania) [10+]

Ghosts of Mississippi (Trustworthiness, Responsibility, Citizenship; SEL; Courage, Justice; Subjects: U.S./1945 - Present, Diversity, the Law & Mississippi) [12+]

Glory (Citizenship; Trustworthiness; SEL: Courage in War; Patriotism; Leadership; Subjects U.S./1860 - 1865 & Massachusetts) [14+]

 

High Noon for American History and Civics Classes (U.S./The Frontier & the West, 1865 - 1913 and 1945 - 1991 (the Red Scare); Cinema; SEL: Marriage; Leadership; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Citizenship) [11+]

High Noon for ELA Classes (Literature/Myths of the Western genre; Literary devices: symbol; motif; foil; and expository phase; SEL: Marriage; Leadership; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Citizenship) [11+]

High Noon Snippet Lesson Plan on the Expository Phase ELA: Expository Phase [12+; snippet: 15 minutes, 20 seconds; lesson: one to two class periods]

Hotel Rwanda (Responsiblity; Citizenship; SEL: Human Rights; Courage; Subjects: World/Rwanda & the Post-Cold War Era; U.S./1991 - present) [14+]

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

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

The Jackie Robinson Story (Trustworthiness, Respect, Citizenship; SEL: Male Role Model; Subjects: Biography; Sports/Baseball; U.S./1945 - 1991 & Diversity) [8+]

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (Respect; Caring; Trustworthiness; Citizenship; SEL: Ambition; Families in Crisis; Female Role Model; Friendship; Subjects: U.S./1929 - 1941 (the Great Depression) [6-10]

Little Buddha (Subjects: Religions/Buddhism; World/Tibet) [10+]

Mr. Holland's Opus (Responsibility; Citizenship; Caring; Respect; SEL: Education; Male Role Model; Parenting; Father/Son; Mother/Son; Marriage; Disabilities; Subjects: Music/Classical; U.S. 1945 - 1991) [10+]

Music of the Heart (Responsibility; Citizenship; SEL: Education; Talent; Disabilities; Romantic Relationships; Divorce; Separation; Subjects: Music/Classical; U.S./1991 - Present & New York; Biography (Guaspari)) [9+]

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

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

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

The Red Shoes (Trustworthiness; Citizenship; SEL: Talent; Work/Career; Subjects: Dance; Music/Classical) [12+]

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

Sarafina (Trustworthiness; Citizenship; SEL: Rebellion; Human Rights; Subjects: World/South Africa) [13+]

Small Wonders (Responsibility; Citizenship; SEL: Education; Female Role Model; Subjects: Music/Classical; U.S./1991 - Present & New York; Biography (Guaspari); ) [6+]

Sometimes in April (Responsiblity; Citizenship; SEL: Human Rights; Courage; Subjects: World/Rwanda & the Post-Cold War Era; U.S./1991) [14+]

South Pacific (Respect; Citizenship; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Subjects: Drama/Musicals; U.S./1941 - 1945 & Diversity) [10+]

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

To Kill A Mockingbird (Trustworthiness; Respect; Responsibilility; Fairness; Caring; Citizenship; SEL: Justice; Male Role Model; Courage; Mental Illness; Parenting; Disabilities; Subjects: U.S./1929 - 1941, the Law & Diversity; Literature/U.S. & Literary Devices) [11+; Literary devices analyzed: symbol; flashback; irony; humor]

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



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