Read the movie description that appears below the movie player on the Water Safety topic page. Then use the following prompts to encourage a class discussion before, during and after watching movie.


  • What are some water safety rules you know about?
  • When was a time you used a water safety rule?

During  (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 2:07: Describe a time you used the buddy system when swimming? Why is it important?
  • Timecode 3:02: Why is it important to pay attention  to the flag colors at the beach?
  • Timecode 4:05: Why is backwash dangerous?


  • If you had to explain to someone else why being safe in the water is important, what you would tell them?


Lesson Plan Common Core State Standards Alignments