Before the Movie

Who do you think the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) are? (Tap prior knowledge

What would you like to know about the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy? (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 1:22: How might sharing a longhouse promote peace within the Six Nations? (Make inferences

Timecode 3:08: What roles and rights did Haudenosaunee women have? (Recall

Timecode 4:49: How did the American Revolution weaken the Haudenosaunee Confederacy? (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 Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy. (Make connections


What does the careful preservation of Haudenosaunee culture say about their way of life? (Make inferences

BrainPOP recommends reading  the movie description that appears on the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy 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.