Before the Movie

What do you know about how banking works? (Tap prior knowledge)

How do banks help people achieve financial goals? (Reflect)


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 3:09: How are debit cards and checks similar, and how are they different? (Explain knowledge)

Timecode 4:33: Why do banks often offer interest on savings accounts? (Make connections)

Timecode 5:31: How can a bank loan be risky for a bank? How can one be risky for a business owner? (Take stock)


After the Movie

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

Why is it helpful to have separate checking and savings accounts? (Clarify concepts)

How do banks help people feel financially secure? (Reflect; Revisit goals)


BrainPOP recommends reading the movie description that appears on the Banking 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.