Five-Paragraph Essay Discussion Prompts & Pause Points

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Before the Movie What do you think is the purpose of a five-paragraph essay? (Predict) What do you hope to learn about it to improve your writing? (Set goals)    During the Movie (Pause P...

How to Teach Digital Citizenship Skills with BrainPOP

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Learn how to use BrainPOP resources to teach Digital Citizenship skills....

Seminole Wars Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

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Before the Movie Why do you think the Seminole Tribe of Florida calls themselves the “Unconquered People”? Who do you think has tried to conquer them? (Predict) What do you hope to learn about the...

Diwali Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

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Before the Movie How does religion influence holidays or festivals? (Tap prior knowledge; Predict) What do you hope to learn about Diwali? (Set goals)   During the Movie (Pause Points) S...

Supporting an LGBTQ+-Inclusive Curriculum

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Our blog post 5 Ways to Support an LGBTQ+-Inclusive Curriculum describes why inclusion of LGBTQ+ learning is valuable to all students, and provides guidance and strategies for promoting diversity and ...

Helping Kids Understand the Black Lives Matter Movement

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The accompanying blog post for our Black Lives Matter Protests movie provides guidance and strategies for teaching this topic.  The following suggestions from The Child Mind Institute article, Raci...

Brown v. Board of Education Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

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Before the Movie:   What do you think of when you hear the word “racism”? (Tap prior knowledge) What do you think segregation means? (Predict)   During the Movie (Pause Points): ...

Muhammad Ali Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

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Before the Movie: What do you know about Muhammad Ali? (Tap prior knowledge) Why are sports figures so influential? (Explain)   During the Movie (Pause Points): Stop at the following tim...

Jim Crow Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

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Before the Movie: What do you think “separate but equal” means? (Tap prior knowledge) What do you know about segregation? (Tap prior knowledge) During the Movie (Pause Points): Stop at the...

Types of Writing Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

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Before the Movie:   How does a newspaper article differ from a story? What purpose does each serve? (Identify Author’s Purpose) Think about a TV commercial or an online ad? What’s the purp...