Dr. King, Similes and Metaphors Lesson Plan: Identifying Literary Conventions in a Historical Speech

June 7, 2012

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3 to 5, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the purpose of similes and metaphors. Students will identify examples of simile use in specific hi...

Water Pollution Lesson Plan: How Oil Spills Affect Ocean Animals

June 6, 2012

In this water pollution lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3 to 5, students use BrainPOP resources to determine causes of ocean oil spills and explore how birds, marine mammals, and fish are a...

Democracy Lesson Plan: Comparing Direct and Representative Democracies

June 6, 2012

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6 through 8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the differences between a direct democracy and representative democracy. Students will also i...

Bill of Rights Lesson Plan: Debate the Amendments!

June 6, 2012

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use BrainPOP resources to gain familiarity with the U.S. Bill of Rights. Students will determine how the Bill of Rights is relevant to...

Civil Rights Lesson Plan: Tracking History Through Timelines

June 6, 2012

In this Civil Rights lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3 through 5, students use BrainPOP resources to develop an understanding of how to use and create a timeline. Students will utilize tech...

Christopher Columbus Lesson Plan: Reliving the Voyage with Google Earth and Scratch

June 6, 2012

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources and Google Earth to relive Christopher Columbus' maiden voyage. Students will complete a map outlining the route...

The Electoral Process Lesson Plan: Choosing the President of the US

June 6, 2012

In this two-day electoral process lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6 through 8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the full process of the presidential election. Students will analyz...

Trail of Tears Lesson Plan: American Indians and the Cherokee Culture

June 6, 2012

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K through 3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to learn how and why American Indians were uprooted from their homes. Students will re-enact the eve...

Chavez Day Lesson Plan: Understanding the Life of Migrant Workers

June 6, 2012

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to connect the life and achievements of Cesar Chavez to current events. Students will develop an understanding o...

Civil Rights Movement Lesson Plan: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

June 5, 2012

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-12, students use BrainPOP and/or BrainPOP Jr. resources to gain a deeper understanding of the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the ...