Before the Movie


What do you know about American football?

What do you hope to learn about football?


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 objective of the offense? 

Timecode 2:06: How does the defense attempt to stop the offense?

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


After the Movie

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


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.