June & July Curricular Tie-Ins
Keep this list of BrainPOP movies handy, and check the BrainPOP Educators online Curriculum Calendar for additional tie-ins.
♦ June 2: Queen Elizabeth II was crowned on this date in 1953. Celebrate her coronation and her grandson’s recent wedding!
♦ June 5: Take advantage of topics including Ecosystems and Humans and the Environment (BrainPOP) and, for K-3, Rainforests, Arctic Habitats, Freshwater Habitats, and Deserts – it’s World Environment Day.
♦ June 6: K-3 teachers, introduce your students to prolific children’s book writer Cynthia Rylant, born today in 1954. It’s also the anniversary of D-Day: show our World War II movie and talk about why we remember this date.
♦ June 8: It’s World Oceans Day: BrainPOP offers Oceans, while BrainPOP Jr.’s got Ocean Habitats. Plus, Frank Lloyd Wright was born on this date in 1867. Learn about his special art form and influence with our Architecture movie.
♦ June 9: Secretariat won the Triple Crown today in 1973. It’s the perfect occasion for our Horses movie.
♦ June 11: On oceanographer Jacques Cousteau’s birthday, go beneath the surface with our Underwater World movie .
♦ June 12: Today marks Anne Frank‘s birthday – remember the young diarist and learn about her ordeal. On another note, The Tony Awards take place tonight! Watch our Drama movie and find out why “the play’s the thing.”
♦ June 14: Alois Alzheimer, the doctor who first wrote about the disease that would one day be named for him, was born on this date in 1864. Our Alzheimer’s movie can tell you more. The Continental Army was officially established today in 1775; show our Causes of the American Revolution and Armed Forces movies. K-3, teachers, talk to the class about U.S. Symbols on Flag Day.
♦ June 16: It’s a big day in Computer History – IBM was founded 100 years ago today!
♦ June 17: On the anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill (1775), show our American Revolution movie.
♦ June 18: You say it’s your birthday? It’s Paul McCartney’s birthday too! Celebrate the legend with our Beatles movie. Today also marks the first time an American woman headed into space – show our Sally Ride and Space Flight movies.
♦ June 19: Juneteenth commemorates the abolition of slavery – our Slavery and Harriet Tubman (K-3) movies can help kids make sense of this ugly chapter in history. On a lighter note, talk about Heredity on Father’s Day.
♦ June 25: The Battle of Little Bighorn – aka Custer’s Last Stand – was fought today in 1876. Get the story with our American Indians movie.
♦ June 26: Kick off the FIFA Women’s World Cup with our Soccer movie.
♦ June 28: The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on this date in 1914 ultimately sparked World War I.
♦ June 30: It’s Meteor Day – rock the class with our Asteroids movie.
♦ July 1: The famed Battle of Gettysburg began today in 1863. Put it in context with our Civil War movie.
♦ July 2: Today in 1964, the U.S. Senate passed the landmark Civil Rights Act. Start a discussion with our Civil Rights movie and, for K-3, Rosa Parks. Also on this date, in 1937, aviatrix Amelia Earhart disappeared over the Pacific.
♦ July 14: On Bastille Day, celebrate Paris-style and “let them eat cake” with our French Revolution movie.
♦ July 18: Show our Apartheid movie on Nelson Mandela’s birthday.
♦ July 19: Our Women’s Suffrage movie helps celebrate the birth of women’s rights on the anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention.
♦ July 30: Put it together! Henry Ford was born today in 1863; it’s the perfect occasion for our Assembly Line movie.