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

Before the Movie

What does it mean to have ethics?

What do you hope to learn about ethics?



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 1:42: What is morality and how does it affect our values?

Timecode 1:51: What do ethics have to do with morality?

Timecode 2:41: Why does Tim suggest that Amber imagine herself in Mr. Anderson’s shoes? 

Timecode 4:04: Why did Tim and Moby write out a list of arguments for an ethical dilemma? 


After the Movie

Describe an ethical dilemma you’ve had. How did you resolve it?  

What is one new thing that you learned about ethics? 


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