Before the Movie: 

What do you think it means to be tolerant of other people’s beliefs  (Predict)

What are some religions you’ve heard of before? 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 1:21: What does “belief is a very personal thing” mean to you, and how does it connect to religious tolerance? (Summarize/Make connections)

Timecode 2:55: What do the branches of Judaisim, Christianity and Muslimism have in common? (Compare/contrast)

Timecode 3:49: What are some differences between Hinduism and Buddhism? What are some similarities? (Compare/contrast)


After the Movie:

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


What does the variety of different religions and religious beliefs tell us about human nature? (Reflect)


BrainPOP recommends reading the movie description that appears on the Religion 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