Get to know Pablo Neruda, one of the 20th century’s most celebrated poets! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby describe the poet’s life, beginning with his early years as an aspiring writer in a small Chilean town. You’ll learn why Neruda changed his name and how he got his start as a poet. Starting with his earliest publications, Tim will explain why Neruda was such a fresh, original voice in the world of poetry. You’ll get an overview of his major works, including “Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair,” a collection of poems describing a lost love; “Residence on Earth,” a book of surrealist poetry inspired by Neruda’s travels in Southeast Asia; and Canto General, the ambitious,15-part poem cycle that tells the history of Latin America. Through it all, Tim will explain how events in Neruda’s life, from the personal to the political, informed his work.
In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students will use BrainPOP resources (including the Make-a-Map tool) to explore the effects of authors on our world. See more »
Students learn how they can use their active imagination to solve problems, create, and have a positive impact on the world around them. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for any grade level, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the life and works of their favorite writer. Students will read two or more books by their selected author and compose their own original book inspired by the author they researched. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for any grade level, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the life and works of historical figures. Students will research their selected historical figure, create a "Who Am I?" bag of clues about their figure, and invite classmates to deduce which historical figure they researched. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »