Stress Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

Read the movie description that appears below the movie player on the Stress Topic Page . Then use the following prompts to encourage class discussion before, during, and after watching the movie.


Before the Movie


What causes you to feel stress?

What does stress feel like for you?


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 0:58: How might your body or mind react when you are experiencing stress?

Timecode 1:43: Why would someone have a fight-or-flight response?

Timecode 2:05: Why is a task more difficult to complete when you are anxious?

Timecode 2:34: Who does stress affect? Why?

Timecode 3:32: What are some strategies that you can use to cope with short term stress?

Timecode 3:59: How can neglecting your stress impact your life?


After the Movie


What are some actions you can take to avoid stress?

What is one thing that surprised you about stress?


*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards.


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