Before the Movie


What do you know about American football? (Tap prior knowledge)

What do you hope to learn about football? (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 1:35: What’s the goal of the offense? (Draw conclusions)

Timecode 2:06: How does the defense attempt to stop the offense? (Identify problem/solution)

Timecode 3:47: Why is it risky to try for a field goal if you’re too far from the end zone? (Identify cause/effect)


After the Movie

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

Which football position do you think you’d most like to play, and why? (Reflect)


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