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The Sandlot Movie Lesson Plan


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  • This resource is a downloadable PDF
  • Ideal for Grades 6-9
  • Perfect for ELA, Life Skills, Character Education, or Leadership classes
  • Aligned to Common Core State Standards
  • Activities designed to help students meet Social & Emotional Learning Competencies

The Sandlot Movie Lesson Plan helps teachers use a relatable movie to discuss the importance and complexity of friendships.

After completing The Sandlot Movie Lesson Plan, students will have a better understanding of growing character skills, being a lighthouse, and enjoying the journey.

Friendships are one of the most valuable things in our lives…but they are not always easy to come by.

Scott Smalls is the new kid in town and he figures the best way to make new friends is to start playing baseball with the local kids. In The Sandlot, the boys experience a summer of getting into trouble and figuring out how to fix their mistakes.

The Sandlot Movie Lesson Plan highlights the great lessons from this movie about playing for the love of the game, having fun together, and doing the right thing.

In order to complete these activities, students will need to watch the movie The Sandlot, which has a rating of PG and a run time of 1 hour and 41 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 The Sandlot 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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