Before the Movie:


When do you hear people discussing the Bill of Rights?

What do you know about the Bill of Rights? 


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 1:21: Why do you think the First Amendment was of primary importance to the new American states?

Timecode 2:38:How are the Fourth and Fifth Amendments connected? Could you have one amendment without the other?

Timecode 3:46: What do these additional Amendments say about the population’s relationship with the Bill of Rights? 


After the Movie:


Look at the four related movies at the bottom of the page. Explain how each is connected to the Bill of Rights topic.


What’s an example of a natural right that is not referenced in the Bill of Rights?


BrainPOP recommends reading  the movie description that appears on the Bill of Rights 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.