Before the Movie 

Where have you seen discrimination? (Tap prior knowledge)


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 3:26: In what ways did the rising racial violence in the country lead to the Tulsa massacre? (Identify cause/effect)

Timecode 5:00: What was Greenwood like back in 1919? Why was it a target of resentment?     (Identify main idea/detail)

Timecode 6:27: In what ways did some survivors of Greenwood persevere after the massacre?  (Analyze problem/solution)

Timecode 8:35: How has Tulsa given voice to the survivors and descendants of the massacre? (Draw conclusions)

After the Movie 

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

Why do schools in Oklahoma and other states teach about the massacre as part of the curriculum today? Do you think schools in all states should include it? Explain your answer. (Draw conclusion; Form opinion)

How can people stand up to discrimination? (Make connections; Identify problem/solution)

BrainPOP recommends reading the movie description that appears on the Tulsa Race Massacre Topic Page to your class. 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.