Create Lesson Plans in Medicine and Psychiatry
Using Movies and Film



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

    Outbreak — Snippet Lesson Plan on the Spread of Viral Infection Using Film Clips from Outbreak (Health; Science-Technology (Biology)) [14+]

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

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

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






    TeachWithMovies.com Learning Guides are designed to assist teachers in creating lesson plans. Each Learning Guide contains sections on Helpful Background, Benefits of the Movie, Possible Problems, Discussion Questions, and Assignments.

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

    Movies and films make the events they portray come alive. TeachWithMovies.com helps teachers and parents how to use movies and film as the basis for lesson plans dealing with medicine and psychiatry.


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