Before the Movie

Describe a time when you felt peer pressure? (Tap prior knowledge)

Why do you think kids pressure each other to do things? (Predict)


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 1:51: In what situations can peer pressure be a good thing? (Identify main idea and details)

Timecode 2:36: In what situations can peer pressure be a bad thing? (Identify main idea and details)

Timecode 3:52: What are some ways to say no to peer pressure? (Identify problem/solution)


After the Movie

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

What would you do the next time you experience peer pressure? (Apply new knowledge; Reflect)

What are some qualities that you might look for when choosing your friends? (Apply new knowledge; Reflect)


BrainPOP recommends reading the movie description that appears on the Peer Pressure 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.