Before the Movie

What is salsa music? Tango? Share what you know about Latin music. (Tap prior knowledge)

What do you hope to learn about Latin music? (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 1:35: What do most types of Latin music have in common? (Compare/contrast; Recall)

Timecode 2:05: How is Latin jazz different from other jazz ? (Compare/contrast)

Timecode 4:12: What is it about Latin music that inspires dancing? (Draw conclusions)


After the Movie

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

Which type of Latin music do you enjoy most? Why? (Reflect)


BrainPOP recommends reading the movie description that appears on the Latin Music 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.