Before the Movie


What do you know about Tecumseh?

What would you like to know about Tecumseh, the famous American Indian leader, warrior and statesman?


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 1:35: How might Tecumseh’s childhood have influenced his determination in battle?

Timecode 3:27: Why was Prophetstown such a threat to Harrison and the US Government?

Timecode 4:16: How did Tecumsah’s reliance on allies backfire in the Battle of the Thames?


After the Movie


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


In what way was Tecumseh a threat to Harrison? How could Harrison have appeased Tecumseh and shared the land?  


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