Subject integrated learning is the autonomous overstepping of subject boundaries through the tutor, in that contents from other subjects are incorporated. This submitted diploma thesis is constructed for teaching Italian in secondary schools and, through the use of films, aspects of Italian history are included. The initial part defines the significance of subject integrated learning as opposed to similar concepts such as Bilingual Topic Related Teaching, CLIL, and other forms of subject overlapping learning. Following on from defining the learning method is the importance of studying the Italian and history curriculum with regard to the using of films. The Common European Framework for Languages, the European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages and the European Language Portfolio all encourage the use of audio ? visual media in the classroom. The contents of three Italian films "Gladiatori di Roma", "La vita e bella" and "Buongiorno, notte", for the language levels A1, A2 and B2, have been compared to the curriculum examining the framework for subject integrated learning. Following on is a school book analysis illustrating which historical aspects present themselves and, depending on language skills, what form the historical input takes. The draft concept of a subject integrated lesson must precede the didactic considerations of both subjects enabling them to be bound successfully. The employment of the film follows the model "Unita didattica" and the historical factors have been examined through chosen references.