BrainPOP Presents Basketball

July 26, 2012

  Just in time for the summer olympics, check out BrainPOP's new movie about basketball.  Join Tim and Moby for a journey through the history, the rules and the vocabulary involved in one of ...

STEM Teacher Corps Announced

July 25, 2012

Last week, President Obama announced plans for a national corps group to recognize and reward leading teachers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) areas.  Recognizing the ...

Federal Funds and Economics Lesson Plan: The Fed Chairman Game

July 17, 2012

In this Economics lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use an economic simulation to explore the influence of the Fed on the United States' economy....

Symbolism and Themes Lesson Plan: The Lord of the Flies Game

July 17, 2012

  In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-8, students use BrainPOP resources (including an online interactive game) to explore the symbolism and themes of William Golding's novel "Lor...

Heckscher-Ohlin Theory Economic Lesson Plan: The Trade Ruler Game

July 15, 2012

In this economics lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore how a country can gain from trade according to the Heckscher-Ohlin theory....

Art in Nature Lesson Plan: Impressionism and Landscape Painting

July 15, 2012

In this two-day lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students learn about Impressionism and view work by artists such as Monet and Pissarro. Through BrainPOP videos and interactive activiti...

The Columbian Exchange Lesson Plan: Cause and Effect

June 28, 2012

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-5, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the reasons Columbus set sail for the New World. Students then investigate the effects that the "disc...

BrainPOP Lesson on Blogs

June 26, 2012

Watch as I navigate my way through a lesson on blogs from BrainPop....

Trail of Tears Lesson Plan: Dramatic Reenactment

June 22, 2012

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore how and why American Indians were uprooted from their homes. As students re-enact the events of the ...

Earth Awareness Lesson Plan: What’s Your Cause?

June 22, 2012

In this Earth Awareness lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students choose an area of environmental interest that is relevant to them and use BrainPOP resources to explore the topic in-de...