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

Before the Movie

What kinds of things can a face tell 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 0:46: Why are faces so complex? 

Timecode 1:22: When you first look at someone, what part of their face do you usually notice first? Why? 

Timecode 1:55: How does ethnicity play a role in facial features? 

Timecode 2:20: What is melanin? 

Timecode 3:10: Why are facial expressions so important? 


After the Movie


What is something new you learned in this movie? 

Why are faces important for communication? 


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