Before the Movie:

What have you learned about Jamestown so far? (Tap prior knowledge)

What challenges do you think the colonists will face as they continue to settle Jamestown? (Make predictions)


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 1:08: What led to the growing tension between the settlers and the Powhatan and what was the result?  (Identify cause/effect)

Timecode 2:50: How did the tobacco industry change life in Jamestown? (Identify problem/solution; Summarize)

Timecode 3:20: What role do you think slave labor played in Jamestown’s prosperity? (Draw conclusions)

Timecode 4:26: What led to the Indian Massacre of 1622? Why did it fail to destroy Jamestown? (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 Jamestown, Part 2 topic. (Make connections)

Why was Jamestown’s model repeated across the colonies? (Make inferences)


BrainPOP recommends reading  the movie description that appears on the Jamestown, Part 2 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.