Multiple Sclerosis Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

Read the movie description that appears below the movie player on the Multiple Sclerosis 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 multiple sclerosis?

What do you hope to learn about multiple sclerosis?


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 1:05: What are some of the daily struggles people with multiple sclerosis face?  

Timecode 1:43: How can someone tell if he/she has multiple sclerosis?

Timecode 1:59: How does the central nervous systems differ between people with and without MS?

Timecode 2:28: Why is multiples sclerosis hard to predict?

Timecode 3:26: What is one drawback associated with treatment of multiple sclerosis?

Timecode 3:37: How can we help to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis?


After the Movie

What are one or two new facts you learned about this disease?

How can you help with finding a cure?

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