Before the Movie


Who do you think  Theodore Roosevelt was?

What do you predict the National Parks Service does? 


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 2:26: What careers did Roosevelt have before he became a Rough Rider?

Timecode 3:35: What’s the connection between the Progressive Era and the Square Deal?

Timecode 4:17: How did Roosevelt create protections for consumers and for the environment?


After the Movie


Did “speak softly but carry a big stick” work as a policy for Theodore Roosevelt? Do presidents still use that policy? 


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


BrainPOP recommends reading  the movie description that appears on the Theodore Roosevelt 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.