Banking Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

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Before the Movie:   What do you know about how banking works? (Tap prior knowledge) How do banks help people achieve financial goals? (Reflect)   During the Movie (Pause Points): ...

Court System Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

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Before the Movie:   What comes to mind when you think of a courthouse? What is a reason someone may go to court?  (Tap prior knowledge)   What do you think is the difference betwee...

Citizenship Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

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Before the Movie:   What are some of your rights as a US citizen? (Tap prior knowledge) Why do you think America is called a "melting pot"? (Predict)    During the Movie (Pause Po...

Branches of Government Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

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Before the Movie: What do you think are the branches of the US Government? (Tap prior knowledge) Why might it be important to divide the power among the government’s three branches? (Make infere...

Hackers Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

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Before the Movie:   Have you known anyone whose computer has been hacked? What happened? (Tap prior knowledge) What do you think you can do to prevent being hacked? (Tap prior knowledge; I...

Sexual Reproduction Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

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Before the Movie Why do offspring in all species often look like one or both of their parents? (Tap prior knowledge) Why do flowers need bees to reproduce? (Identify problem/solution)   D...

Back to School 2020 Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

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Before the Movie: What were your biggest challenges during distance learning last spring? How did you solve them?  (Identify problem/solution) What goals do you have for this coming school year? (...

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...

Birds Lesson Plan

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This lesson plan accompanies the BrainPOP topic, Birds, and can be completed over several class periods. See suggested times for each section.   OBJECTIVES Students will: Activate prior know...