The Video Generation
This generation is not getting its information from text, so assigning an article or asking students to read a handout is a lesson that students do not willingly participate in. Movies can teach students a lot about leadership because they can give students concrete models of behaviour for observation and discussion. Hollywood loves strong leaders because they can tell great stories, so it is interesting to see how students respond to a leadership portrayal. It is also valuable in using the movies listed to discover what the students think about what is Hollywood and what is reality.
An excellent resource for using movies to teach leadership lessons is the series entitled: Leadership in the Movies. Each of these DVDs contain over fifty clips from the top movies of the last five years. Fourteen aspects of leadership responsibility are presented. There is a complete discussion guide for each clip that can be downloaded to your computer from the DVD in pdf format.
Download the order form for these DVD resources by clicking here.
You can also order direct from CSLA by clicking here.
CSLA YouTube Leadership Channel
CSLA has a Leadership Channel on YouTube that collates great videos for leadership lessons. This channel is constantly being added to, so check back for new additions.
The Leadership Channel is available by clicking
Internet Movie Resources
Two very valuable Internet sites that can provide background and more information about these movies and more movies are:
The Internet movie database It contains almost every movie ever made with plot lines, actors, trivia and reviews linked or listed. The best site to get the basic information and their rating of a movie.
Teach With Movies is a site that lists their opinions on what movies are good to use as teaching tools and which ones are not. You may agree or disagree with their position, but this site has great movie listings and good sources for lesson plans.