Before the Movie:


In what ways have immigrants contributed to American culture? (Tap prior knowledge)

How does your family celebrate your cultural background? (Make connections)

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 0:35: Why do we celebrate Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May? (Recall)
Timecode 2:39: Why was I.M. Pei’s Versaille pyramid controversial at first?  (Explain)
Timecode 3:50: What led to theDelano Grape Strike? (Identify cause/effect)
Timecode 4:54: How did Tammy Duckworth ensure that her military experiences helped others? (Explain)


After the Movie:

Look at the four related movies at the bottom of the page. Explain how each is connected to the Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month topic. (Make connections)


Why is it important to celebrate contributions from other cultures? (Reflect)


BrainPOP recommends reading  the movie description that appears on the AAPI Heritage Month News 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.