Movies To Illustrate Each Strength
Your teens will love these movies! Each clip is 7-10 minutes long and we use three clips from each movie. Imagine “Lord of the Rings” illustrating Discernment, “Pirates of the Caribbean” for Integrity, and Forgiveness being taught by “Spiderman 3.”
That’s what this material is about: Timeless truths taught with timely images.
The movies serve two invaluable purposes of C2: First, the movies help make C2 “cool” to teens. Second, these movies do a marvelous job of capturing attention and motivating the hearts of the listeners. After watching the clips and hearing the presentation, teens grasp the importance of these virtues becoming part of their lives. They realize why they have not been successful if this character strength has been lacking from their behavior.
Here are the character strengths we teach and the movies we use to illustrate each:
Research shows that the foundation of self-esteem and one’s sense of worth is developed through performance. As these strengths develop, students work harder and complete their education.
1. Responsibility = Coach Carter
2. Integrity = Pirates of the Caribbean
3. Courage = Braveheart
4. Perseverance = Iron Will
5. Self-control = Gridiron Gang
6. Humility = Ever After
7. Diligence = Pursuit of Happyness
8. Leadership = The Replacements
As students learn to have healthy relationships, bullying decreases, cliques diminish, and “bad boys”and “mean girls” are no longer cool.
1. Respect = Second-Hand Lions
2. Kindness = Big Daddy
3. Care = Radio
4. Trust = Anti-Trust
5. Awareness = Antwone Fisher
6. Fairness = Remember the Titans
7. Forgiveness = Spiderman
8. Teamwork = Night at the Museum
Educators have long searched for the magic key to unlock a student’s intrinsic desire. Motivation is the result of deepening insight and a sense of transcendence.
1. Learning = Finding Forrester
2. Wisdom = Click
3. Creativity and Curiosity = Step Up
4. Discernment = Lord of the Rings
5. Wonder and Peace = Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium
6. Faith = Bruce Almighty
7. Gratitude and Hope = August Rush
8. Humor and Joy = Dan in Real Life