Before the Movie:


What online sources do you use? (Make connections

How do you decide what online sources to trust? (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 1:59:What’s the difference between an open domain and a .gov or .edu domain? (Compare/contrast

Timecode 4:38: Why would no citations be a red flag for accuracy of information? (Draw conclusions

Timecode 5:22: Why is it important to be skeptical about sites you don’t know and what kind of detective work can you do? (Make connections


After the Movie:


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

What’s the difference between a viewpoint and a bias?  (Compare/contrast)

What are the three main steps for evaluating online sources? (Recall)


BrainPOP recommends reading  the movie description that appears on the Online Sources 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