Before the Movie:


Who do you think Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was? (Predict )

What do you know about classical music? (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 1:49: What made Mozart one of the most important composers? (Identify main idea and details; summarize)

Timecode 2:10: In what ways did Mozart show musical genius  as a child? (Identify main idea and details; summarize)

Timecode 3:19: How did travel influence Mozart’s compositions? (Identify cause/effect)


After the Movie:


Look at the four related movies at the bottom of the page. Explain how each is connected to the Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart topic. (Make connections)

What can you tell about Mozart’s character from what you learned in the movie?  (Draw conclusions)


BrainPOP recommends reading  the movie description that appears on the Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 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