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...

“I Have a Dream” at 50: Teaching the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

August 27, 2013

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by their character." -Martin Luther King, Jr. It was a call ...

Reconstruction

July 10, 2013

Learn all about Reconstruction in this student-made, BrainPOP-inspired video by Robert Miller's 4th & 5th graders from Port Orange, Florida....

Lewis and Clark: A Student-Made Video

July 10, 2013

Learn about Lewis and Clark in this BrainPOP-inspired student-made video by Robert Miller's 4th & 5th graders from Port Orange, Florida....

Government Functions Lesson Plan: Checks and Balances Game

June 4, 2013

In this checks and balances lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, student explore the functions of each branch of the U.S. government. Students use an online interactive game to review how t...

BrainPOP Inspires Student Animation Projects

June 3, 2013

Guest Blogger Cheryl Phillips in an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher in Prince William County Public Schools, VA.  In today's guest blog post, Cheryl shares how BrainPOP is now inspiring her...

Martin Luther King Jr. Student Animation Movie

June 3, 2013

This student animation about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. proves that BrainPOP is way more than a movie and a quiz: BrainPOP can also be used as inspiration for student animation projects! This animati...

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lesson Plan: Sequencing Events

June 1, 2013

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-5, students use BrainPOP resources to learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement. Students will sequence the major events...

Ancient China Background Information for Teachers and Parents

May 20, 2013

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about ancient China.  The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Ancient China. It expl...

Ethics – a New Topic to Support Common Core

March 29, 2013

BrainPOP's newest topic, ethics, provides an accessible, engaging storyline and a terrific entry point for students to frame and build skills focused on in the Common Core State Standards. Understan...