Before the Movie

Why do you think the Seminole Tribe of Florida calls themselves the “Unconquered People”? Who do you think has tried to conquer them? (Predict)

What do you hope to learn about the Seminole Tribe? (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 1:50: Why did American General Andrew Jackson initially invade Florida and attack the Seminole? What effect did the First Seminole War have on the Seminole?  (Identify cause/effect)

Timecode 3:14: What was the Indian Removal Act? What happened when the Native people refused to leave their land? (Recall; Identify cause/effect)  


Timecode 5:03: In what way were the Seminole warriors at an advantage during the Second Seminole War? How were U.S. troops at a disadvantage? (Make inferences)  


After the Movie

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


What can you tell about Osceola’s character? Give examples. (Draw conclusions; Identify main idea and details)


BrainPOP recommends reading the movie description that appears on the Seminole Wars 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