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


Before the Movie


Where do you think chocolate comes from?

What do you hope to learn about chocolate?



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: In what kind of climate does cacao grow?

Timecode 1:30: How might people first have discovered that fermented chocolate was tasty?

Timecode 2:26: Why is cocoa powder also considered a cocoa solid?

Timecode 3:01: What crumbs would need to be broken up during conching?

Timecode 3:17: Might untempered chocolate still taste good? Why or why not?


After the Movie


What would the advantage of making your own chocolate? What would be a disadvantage, if any? 

What is your favorite type of chocolate? 




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