August & Early September Curricular Tie-Ins

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Keep this list of BrainPOP movies handy, and check out our online Curriculum Calendar for additional tie-ins.
August 4: Jazz things up with our Louis Armstrong movie; the jazz legend was born today in 1901.
August 5: Another Armstrong – astronaut Neil – celebrates a birthday today. Our Apollo Project movie tells you about his work.
August 6: Use our Nuclear Energy movie to foster an understanding of the Hiroshima bombing, which took place today in 1945.
August 11: Show our Ramadan movie and explain why this month-long observation – beginning today – is sacred to Muslims around the world.
August 12: The T.rex “Sue” was discovered 20 years ago today. Dig up some more information with our Dinosaurs and Fossils (K-3) movies.
August 15: Get a Napoleon complex with our movie on Napoleon Bonaparte, born today in 1769. Two centuries later, the Woodstock Festival kicked off. Enjoy some peace, love, and understanding with our 60s Folk movie.
August 19: Go fly a … plane?! It’s National Aviation Day; hit cruising altitude with our
Flight movie.
August 23: Around the world today, we commemorate International Remembrance of Slave Trade. Our movies on Slavery and Harriet Tubman (K-3) are a great way to start the classroom dialogue.
August 26: August 26 marks Women’s Equality Day. Talk about the importance of this with our
Women’s Suffrage and Susan B. Anthony (K-3) movies.
August 28: Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famed “I Have a Dream” speech today in 1963. Find out what that dream was with our Martin Luther King, Jr. movies on BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr.
August 29: Five years ago today, Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. On the anniversary of this disaster, watch our movies on Hurricanes and Fast Land Changes (K-3).
August 30: Author Mary Shelley was born today in 1797; grab a monstrous tub of popcorn and watch our Frankenstein movie.
♦ September 1: Germany invaded Poland on this day in 1939, ultimately sparking the second world war. Show our World War II movie and find out why everyone got involved.
♦ September 6: On Labor Day, use our Cesar Chavez movie to explain the holiday’s significance.
♦ September7: All hail! Queen Elizabeth I was born today in 1533. Show a little royal treatment with our Queen Elizabeth movie.
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