Before the Movie:


What is something new you’ve learned about COVID-19 since the pandemic began? (Tap prior knowledge)

What do you still wonder about Covid-19? What do you hope to learn in this movie? (Ask questions


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 2:52: In what way are kids “part of the team of people” trying to protect each other? (Identify main idea and key details)

Timecode 4:57: How will a vaccine protect us from COVID-19? (Identify cause/effect; Identify problem/solution)

Timecode 5:51: Why is having an anti-science attitude dangerous to society? (Make inferences; 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 Interview with Dr. Fauci topic. (Make connections)

Why is Dr. Fauci hopeful that we’ll get through this pandemic? How has watching this movie helped you understand COVID-19 better?   (Reflect)


BrainPOP recommends reading the movie description that appears on the Interview with Dr. Fauci Topic Page to your class or have students read independently. 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.