Before the Movie

Do you know anyone who serves in the Armed Forces? If yes, which branch do they serve in? What do they do? (Tap background knowledge)

What do you hope to learn about the Armed Forces? (Set goals)


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 1:11: What is the job of the Green Berets? (Identify details)

Timecode 1:54: What are the differences between the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force? (Compare/contrast)

Timecode 3:23: How do you think members who don’t serve in combat support the Armed forces? (Make judgments)


After the Movie

Look at the four related movies at the bottom of the page. Explain how each is connected to the Armed Forces topic. (Make connections)

Which branch of the Armed Forces would you most want to serve in? Why? (Reflect)


BrainPOP recommends reading the movie description that appears on the Armed Forces 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.