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Eat Pray Love Movie Lesson Plan


  • This resource is a downloadable PDF
  • Ideal for Grades 9-12
  • Perfect for Language Arts, Life Skills, Character Education, or Leadership classes
  • Aligned to Common Core State Standards
  • Activities designed to help students meet Social & Emotional Learning Competencies

Eat Pray Love Movie Lesson Plan helps teachers use the story of Elizabeth Gilbert to analyze whether they are living the story they truly want to live.

After completing Eat Pray Love Movie Lesson Plan, students will have a greater understanding of pursuing their dreams, leading by serving, and enjoying the journey.

Would you like to travel the world to discover who you really are and what you want out of life?

Liz Gilbert needed to go on a quest. Unhappy and unfulfilled in a marriage and life she felt trapped in, Liz took off on a year-long quest to Italy, India, and Indonesia. Along the way, she learned lessons from many different people about how to find peace and how to love herself. In the end, she found out that in order to experience the best in our relationships, we sometimes need to learn to lose our balance.

Eat Pray Love Movie Lesson Plan teaches us that we don’t truly need to travel the world in order to gain the wisdom we need to create a better version of ourselves. We simply need to go within ourselves, forgive ourselves for our mistakes and regrets, and discover the gifts we have to give to the people we encounter.

In order to complete these activities, students will need to watch the movie Eat Pray Love, which has a rating of PG-13 (male rear nudity/brief strong language/some sexual references) and a run time of 2 hours and 20 minutes.


Each of our Leadership at the Movies lesson plans includes the following activities:

✅ Reflection: allows students to journal about one of the movie’s themes prior to watching.

✅ Analysis: questions and prompts to analyze the characters, plot, and climax of the movie.

✅ Practice & Discussion: a partner/group activity that takes the principles of the movie and asks students to take action and grow in their own lives.

✅ Extension: a RAFT (Role-Audience-Format-Topic) writing prompt to help students apply their new knowledge.

✅ Lead for Impact: challenges students to pinpoint how the hero of the story exhibited The 12 Fundamentals of Impact and then synthesize how they can apply the lessons to writing their own story.


WARNING: This is a DEEP LEARNING lesson plan to help students employ a LEADERSHIP approach to SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING.

These activities are designed to help students meet the following Social & Emotional Learning Competencies as outlined by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL):

⭐ Develop SELF-AWARENESS and SELF-MANAGEMENT skills to achieve school and life success.

⭐ Use SOCIAL-AWARENESS and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS.

⭐ Demonstrate DECISION-MAKING skills and responsible behaviors in personal, school, and community contexts.


The activities in Eat Pray Love Movie Lesson Plan will challenge students to move closer to mastery in the following skills: leadership, cooperation with others, creativity, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, problem solving, and judgment and decision making.

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