Before the Movie 

What have you heard about Ramadan? (Tap prior knowledge)

What do you hope to learn about Ramadan? (Set goals)


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 0:48: How do Muslims observe Ramadan? (Recall; Identify details)

Timecode 2:45: Why do people fast during Ramadan? (Summarize)

Timecode 3:58: How is Eid ul-Fitr similar to other holidays? (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 Ramadan topic. (Make connections)

How is Ramadan alike and different from other religious holidays?  (Compare/contrast; Make connections)


BrainPOP recommends reading the movie description that appears on the Ramadan 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.