Before the Movie

Who do you think we honor on Veterans Day?  (Tap background knowledge

What do you think the difference is between Veterans Day and Memorial Day? (Predict; Compare/contrast)


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 1:04: What is the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day? (Compare/contrast

Timecode 2:33: What is the origin of Veterans Day and how did it evolve over time? (Summarize

Timecode 3:32: What are some of the consequences of military service? (Identify cause/effect)


After the Movie

Look at the four related movies at the bottom of the page. Explain how each is connected to Veterans Day. (Make connections

What are some ways you can support veterans? (Apply new knowledge

Why do you think it is important to honor those who served in the military? (Reflect)


BrainPOP recommends reading the movie description that appears on the Veterans Day 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.