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 gives you stress?  

What do you do to relieve stress?


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 0:56: How do the physical effects of stress differ from emotional ones?

Timecode 2:05: How does the body’s fight-or-flight response make dealing with stressful situations more difficult?

Timecode 2:56: How can stress be good sometimes? Give an example.

Timecode 3:25: How does deep breathing help relieve stress?


After the Movie

Describe a time when stress motivated you in a positive way.


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