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

Before the Movie

How have you used concept maps at school?

What do you think is the purpose of a concept map?


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 0:38: What are some ways you can personalize a concept map?

Timecode 1:04: What is the purpose of a focus question in a concept map?

Timecode 2:11: Why is it a good strategy to put broad concepts close to the main idea?  

Timecode 3:20: How can a concept map help you understand and retain information?

Timecode 3:42: How can cross links help deepen your understanding of a topic?


After the Movie

How can a concept map help guide research?

What’s one new way you plan to use concept maps?


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