Create Lesson Plans Based on Works of Science Fiction
Found in 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. Topcs 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.

  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Science Fiction; Seafaring) [8 - 12]

  • Charly (Science Fiction; SEL: Disabilities; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Responsibility) [10+]

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

  • Fahrenheit 451 (Science Fiction; SEL: Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Rebellion; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [12+]

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

  • 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]

  • The Time Machine (Science Fiction; SEL: Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: General) [10+]

  • Viruses and the Speed of Evolution Using The Relic [14+; snippet: 3 minutes; lesson: 30 minutes.] 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. helps teachers and parents make lessons dealing with aviation, flying, and space travel vivid and personal for children.

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