Before the Movie

What do you know about slavery?

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 1:36: What role did enslaved people play in the economy of the Southern colonies?

Timecode 2:38: What were the conditions of the Middle Passage?

Timecode 4:36: In what ways did the effects of slavery continue after the Civil War?


After the Movie

Look at the four related movies at the bottom of the page. Explain how each is connected to the Slavery topic. 

Why do you think the effects of slavery continued after the Civil War?

What are the effects of slavery today?


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