Death Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

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


Before the Movie

What do you know about death?

Do you know someone who’s died or experienced a death? What was it like for you?


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: How might you feel when thinking about death?

Timecode: 1:13: Why is it not an indicator of death when someone’s heart and/or lungs stop working?  

Timecode: 1:43: Describe the process that a body goes through before reaching algor mortis.

Timecode: 2:50: In what circumstances can mummification happen?

Timecode: 3:18: How can someone cope with a death?


After the Movie


How does the body start to react when a person is pronounced “dead?”

What are some ways that a death can affect someone?

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

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