Read the movie description that appears below the movie player on the Horses Topic Page. Then use the following prompts to encourage class discussion before, during, and after watching the movie.


Before the Movie


What do you know about horses?

Where have you heard the term”horsepower” used before?


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 0:25: What other animals have humans domesticated, and for what purposes?

Timecode 1:11: How might horses have traveled to other continents?

Timecode 1:54: What other professions probably used horses for daily tasks before cars were invented?

Timecode 2:01: What kinds of traits would horse breeders want to bring out?

Timecode 2:45: Why are hot-, cold-, and warm-bloods useful grouping nicknames for horse breeds?


After the Movie


How would having a horse instead of a car change your family’s life?


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