Before the Movie

What do you know about the stock market? (Tap prior knowledge)

What do you hope to learn about the stock market?? (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 2:00: How does the law of supply and demand affect share price on the stock market? (Identify cause/effect, Synthesize)

Timecode 4:36:What’s the difference between a “bear market” and a “bull market”? (Compare/contrast)

Timecode 4:58: How did Covid-19 affect the market and why? (Identify cause/effect, Draw conclusions)


After the Movie

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

What do you think “insider trading” is, and how might the SEC track it down? (Make inferences)


BrainPOP recommends reading the movie description that appears on the Stock Market 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.

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