Before the Movie


What do you know about the American Revolution? 

What do you want to know about the American Revolution?


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 0:38: What were a few advantages British troops had over the Americans?

Timecode 2:05: Why wasn’t there much support for the Continental Army earlier in the war?

Timecode 3:14: How might fighting on home terrain help the Americans with guerilla warfare? 


After the Movie


How did France help the American cause? 

Look at the four related movies below the movie player at the bottom of the topic page. Explain how each is connected to the American Revolution. 


BrainPOP recommends reading  the movie description that appears on the American Revolution 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.