Before the Movie

Describe an ethical dilemma you’ve confronted. What was the outcome?  (Tap prior knowledge)

What do you hope to learn about ethics? (Set goals)


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 1:51: What do ethics have to do with morality? (Identify main idea and details; Make connections)

Timecode 2:55: Why does Tim suggest that Amber imagine herself in Mr. Anderson’s shoes? (Make connections)

Timecode 4:04: Why did Tim and Moby write out a list of arguments for an ethical dilemma? (Identify problem/solution)


After the Movie

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

What is one new thing that you learned about ethics? (Reflect; Revisit goals)


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