Before the Movie


Think of a time you’ve had a conflict with someone. How did you solve it? (Tap prior knowledge)

Why is it important to know how to resolve a conflict? (Make predictions)


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 0:27: Why is Tim counting? How is this helping him? (Make inferences)


Timecode 2:16: Why shouldn’t you walk away from an argument? (Draw conclusions)


Timecode 3:38: What is a mediator? How can they help solve a problem? (Recall information)


After the Movie


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


Imagine you are a mediator. How would you help solve a problem? (Apply new knowledge)


BrainPOP recommends reading the movie description that appears on the Conflict Resolution Topic Page to your class or have students read independently. Then have them watch the movie once through without pausing. Then, watch it again as class, this time using the discussion prompts.


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