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Field of Dreams Movie Lesson Plan


  • This resource is a downloadable PDF
  • Ideal for Grades 7-12
  • Perfect for Language Arts, Life Skills, Character Education, Leadership classes
  • Aligned to Common Core State Standards
  • Activities designed to help students meet Social & Emotional Learning Competencies

Field of Dreams Movie Lesson Plan helps teachers show their students that our journey often leads us back to the most important things in our lives…our relationships with family and friends.

After completing Field of Dreams Movie Lesson Plan, students will have a better understanding of pursuing their dreams, growing character skills, and enjoying the journey.

Do you follow your gut instinct when it tells you to do something, even though it may seem crazy?

Ray Kinsella plowed down his corn in order to build a baseball field in the middle of his Iowa farm after being instructed to do so by a voice. The voice continued to lead Ray through a journey that would help him find healing in a relationship that was full of regrets.

Field of Dreams Movie Lesson Plan uses the magical story of building a baseball field for dead baseball players to play on in order to show us that our dreams can help us grow into the person we were created to be. And that often means admitting we were wrong and embracing the people in our lives.

In order to complete these activities, students will need to watch the movie Field of Dreams, which has a rating of PG and a run time of 1 hour and 47 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 Field of Dreams 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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