Using BrainPOP to teach about Reconstruction

May 21, 2015

In BrainPOP's new movie, Reconstruction, students can follow Tim and Moby as they learn about the attempt to rebuild the South and reunite the country in the wake of the Civil War. Students will le...

New on BrainPOP: Henry Hudson Movie

May 11, 2015

He came... he saw... he named things after himself. Join Tim and Moby as they follow the career of Henry Hudson, the English explorer who spent years searching for the Northwest Passage. Your stude...

Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight Lesson Plans

March 6, 2014

BrainPOP's Hispanic Heritage Month spotlight highlights topics from Aztec and Maya Civilizations to Che Guevara and Mexican Revolution. Lesson plans for these topics and more are all included in this...

Election Spotlights Lesson Plans

February 20, 2014

BrainPOP's Election spotlight highlights topics from Branches of Government and Democracy to Presidential Power and Voting. Lesson plans for these topics and more are all included in this Election S...

New Social Studies Game: Mission U.S. Cheyenne Odyssey

February 15, 2014

The Mission U.S. Cheyenne Odyssey game is now live on BrainPOP's GameUp! Brought to you by WNET 13 New York Public Media, this free social studies game immerses students in U.S. history through inte...

American Revolution Timeline: Interactive Tool and Lesson Ideas

February 3, 2014

In these lesson ideas which are adaptable for grades 3-12, students use a free interactive American Revolution timeline to explore the sequence of events in the American Revolution. The Revolutionary ...

Writing, Reasoning, & Civics Lesson Plan: Drafting Board Game

January 24, 2014

In this writing, reasoning, and civics lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 5-12, students use BrainPOP resources (including an online game) to explore the process of producing clear and polishe...

Constitutional Law Lesson Plan: Do I Have a Right? Game

January 23, 2014

In this constitutional law lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 5-12, students use BrainPOP resources (including an online game) to explore constitutional law and citizen's rights. Students will...

November Spotlight – American Indians

November 7, 2013

This November, check out our Spotlight: American Indians.  In BrainPOP's careful and sensitive way, our movies explain the wide variety of culture and peoples indigenous to the Americas.  Topics inc...

Addressing the Government Shutdown With Students

October 1, 2013

For the first time in 17 years, the U.S. government has shut down due to a Congressional impasse over the federal budget. Many students will have questions about the causes and implications of this hi...