Read the movie description that appears below the movie player on the Adolescence Then use the following prompts to encourage class discussion before, during, and after watching the movie.


Before the Movie


What age range do you think adolescence includes?

Are you an adolescent? Explain. 


During the Movie (Pause Points)


Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and to assess their understanding before moving on:


Timecode 1:56: Why are mood swings common in adolescents? 

Timecode 3:00: In what ways can peer pressure be either a good or bad thing?

Timecode 3:18: What are some actions that you can take if you or someone you know is feeling very stressed out or depressed? 

Timecode 4:21: How might countershading help sharks prey on bottom-feeding fish?

Timecode 3:54: What are some of the positive or exciting aspects of adolescence? 


After the Movie


What are some of the challenges of adolescence? 

How can you help a friend who is having a tough time with adolescence? 


*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards.