Before the Movie


What do you think a bibliography is and why do some books have them?

Why is it important to give credit when doing research project?


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 0:41: What are examples of sources? What are some sources you used in the last research project you worked on? 

Timecode 1:31: Why is plagiarism wrong? 

Timecode 4:54: How do footnotes and endnotes differ from a bibliography?


After the Movie

If you had to explain to someone what “citing a source” means, how would you describe it?


BrainPOP recommends reading  the movie description that appears on the Citing Sources Topic Page to your class. Then show the movie once through without pausing.  Watch it again, this time using the discussion prompts.


Lesson Plan Common Core State Standards Alignments