Before the Movie

What Native American nations do you know of? What do you know about them? (Tap prior knowledge)


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 1:00: Why are Native American groups called Nations? (Recall; Identify cause/effect)
Timecode 4:35: How do nations such as the Navajo and Inuit adapt their extreme climates? (Identify cause/effect)
Timecode 5:35: How are some nations using traditional knowledge to solve modern-day ecological problems? (Identify cause/effect)
Timecode 7:02: Describe some ways different Native peoples honor their heritage today? (Reflect)


After the Movie

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

Who are the Indigenous people of your region? Describe something you learned about their culture or history. (Apply knowledge)


BrainPOP recommends reading the movie description that appears on the Native American Traditions 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.