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


Before the Movie

Do you know anyone in the Armed Forces? If yes, what branch does she or he serve in? What does she or he do?

What do you hope to learn about the armed forces?


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?

Timecode 1:43: What qualities do you think it takes to be a Navy SEAL?

Timecode 2:14: Why do the Marines have the slogan “First to Fight”?

Timecode 2:58: What’s the purpose of reservists? Why are they important?

Timecode 4:05: What’s the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day?

After the Movie

How does your community celebrate Memorial Day and Veterans Day?

Which branch of the Armed Services would you most want to serve in? Why?


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