Before the Movie:

What keeps viruses from spreading? (Tap prior knowledge)


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 1:24: In what different ways do hand-washing and social distancing reduce the spread of a virus? (Explain knowledge)

Timecode 1:46: How does wearing a mask protect other people? (Identify cause/effect)

Timecode 2:05: Why is setting an example more powerful than just telling someone what to do? (Make connections)


After the Movie:

Look at the four related movies at the bottom of the page. Explain how each is connected to the COVID-19 PSA topic. (Make connections)

Why do you think this movie is set in the future? How does it make you think about what’s happening now? (Reflect)


BrainPOP recommends reading  the movie description that appears on the COVID-19 PSA 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.