The following is a video application activity that applies the movie the Sandlot to the Social Institution of Sports while teaching the topic in Sociology.
As students watch the movie "The Sandlot" (always one of my students favorite movies), they are tasked with identifying the impact that the Social Institution of Sports has on Scott Smalls. The focus for the activity is to look for the three theoretical perspectives (Functionalist, Conflict, and Symbolic Interactionist). Students are to use what they learned about each theory to discover how they apply to Scott Smalls. There is one additional question that starts off the video application, but again, the focus of the activity are the perspectives.
I tend to use this video and activity every semester at the end of as we close out the semester by examining the various Social Institutions. I start the topic of "Sports" by having students conduct a one on one interview with a peer in class which forces students to begin thinking about the impact of Sports on an individuals behavior. Next I go over my Sports PPT as students take notes and end with a discussion of how the interview answers (they gave or received) apply to what they just learned from the lecture and PPT (Both the Sports PPT and Interview re available for purchase in my TPT Store). To end our quick unit over Sports I then show the Sandlot. Students in the past have done exceptionally well on this video activity and love watching the video (whether we can watch the whole movie or just half...they love it).