Before the Movie

What do you think voting has to do with democracy? 

What do you hope to learn about democracy in this movie?


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 0:47: What is the purpose of government in a democracy? 

Timecode 2:24: What’s the difference between a direct democracy and a representative democracy? 

Timecode 2:43: Why are direct democracies only effective for small populations?


After the Movie

Why do you think democracy is an effective form of government?

Look at the four related movies at the bottom of the page. Explain how each is connected to Democracy. 


BrainPOP recommends reading the movie description that appears on the Democracy 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.

Filed as:  Democracy