The following Frame, Focus and Follow-up suggestions are best suited for elementary or middle school students using this video in an English language arts or science lesson. Be sure to modify the questions to meet your students' instructional needs.
What is Frame, Focus and Follow-up?
Frame (ELA) What helps you come up with ideas when you are writing? For example, how do you draw ideas from past experiences, your feelings and things you like or do not like? How do you use these past experiences in your writing?
Focus (ELA) Think about what kind of writing this video segment might inspire in you.
Follow Up (ELA) After seeing this video, what do you feel like writing? What kind of genre will you use? Will it be fiction or nonfiction? What will be your topic and purpose? How about the theme? Will you add an illustration to make your writing clear? What might that look like? Discuss all the possibilities for writing that this piece inspires. Then talk about what can inspire you or give you new ideas as a writer.
Frame (SCI) What is an entomologist? What do they do, and how do they benefit society and the insect population?
Focus (SCI) Watch how Vaughan’s knowledge of bees and how they behave allows him and Wali to handle the swarm in a safe and responsible way.
Follow Up (SCI) Not everyone should try to handle bees. It takes knowledge and training to know what you are doing. If you were an entomologist, which insect population would you want to study? Why? What goals would you have for studying this population? What would you hope to accomplish to benefit society and the insects?