Before the Movie:


What have you heard about Frida Kahlo? (Tap prior knowledge)

What is a self-portrait? (Tap prior knowledge)


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 1:29:  Describe Kahlo’s life before she became an artist. (Summarize)

Timecode 2:38: What are some ways Kahlo used art to reflect her life? (Make inferences)

Timecode 3:27: What are examples of dual meanings in Kahlo’s paintings? (Draw conclusions)


After the Movie:


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


How do you think illness and pain affected Kahlo’s art? (Identify cause/effect)


What can you tell about  Frida Kahlo’s character? (Reflect; Determine character traits)


BrainPOP recommends reading the movie description that appears on the Frida Kahlo Topic Page to your class or have students read independently. Then have them watch the movie once through without pausing. Then, watch it again as class, this time using the discussion prompts.


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