The following Frame, Focus and Follow-up suggestions are best suited for middle school students using this video in an English language arts or social studies lesson. Be sure to modify the questions to meet your students' instructional needs.
What is Frame, Focus and Follow-up?
Frame (ELA) What is a debate? When do we see or hear debates?
Focus (ELA) What are the people in this video segment debating? What perspectives or points of view are presented?
Follow Up (ELA) Discuss how a person’s perspective is influenced. For example, what influences the woman smoker’s perspective?
Frame (SS) What kind of legislation do we have that restricts the rights of people? List and discuss. Why do we have these laws?
Focus (SS) Describe the ways laws that ban smoking affect various types of people and industries.
Follow Up (SS) Is it fair to restrict the rights of citizens through legislation? In what situations do you agree or disagree with legislation that restricts citizens’ rights and choices?