Supplement Lesson Plans in the Visual Arts
Using Movies and Film

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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]

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. 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.

Movies and films make the events they portray come alive. helps teachers and parents make lessons dealing with the visual arts vivid and personal for children.

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