Before the Movie:

What do you know about AIDS and HIV?

What do you want to know about AIDS and HIV? 


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 0:36: What is the role of our immune system? How does AIDS affect the immune system?

Timecode 1:20: What happens to a person’s immune system when the HIV virus destroys its T cells? Why do ordinary illnesses, like the flu, become dangerous?

Timecode 2:35: Why is routine testing important to prevent HIV from developing into AIDS?


After the Movie:


Look at the four related movies at the bottom of the page. Explain how each is connected to the AIDS topic.


Why might AIDS have been difficult to diagnose when the virus first appeared? 


BrainPOP recommends reading  the movie description that appears on the AIDS Topic Page to your class. Then show the movie once through without pausing.  Watch it again, this time using the discussion prompts.


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