Before the Movie

How does your family celebrate the New Year? (Tap prior knowledge; Make connections

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 2:00: What are some different ways New Year’s is celebrated in countries around the world? (Identify details

Timecode 2:43: What do all new year’s celebrations have in common? (Compare/contrast)

Timecode 3:23: How is Tim’s new year’s celebration like yours? How is it different? (Compare/contrast; Make connections

After the Movie

Look at the four related movies at the bottom of the page. Explain how each is connected to the New Year’s topic. (Make connections)

What will your new year’s resolution be this year? (Set goals

BrainPOP recommends reading the movie description that appears on the New Year’s 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.