Before the Movie:


What do you know aboutGeorge Washington Carver? (Tap prior knowledge)

What does a botanist do? (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 2:03: How did racism and segregation affect Carver’s life as a young person? (Identify cause/effect )

Timecode 3:31: How and why does crop rotation work? (Recall)

Timecode 4:53: What are some examples of Carver’s resourcefulness? (Identify problem/solution)


After the Movie:


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


How might Carver popularize his ideas today, instead of using the Jesup Wagons? Give details. (Identify problem/solution)


BrainPOP recommends reading  the movie description that appears on the George Washington Carver 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.