Primary sources

Over 7 dozen primary sources are now on BrainPOP

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Did you know that primary source activities now accompany more than 90 BrainPOP topics?

We’re featuring archival newspapers, essays, documents, photographs and video clips related to BrainPOP topics to help students experience the history they’re learning about. New primary sources are added every week, providing students with a new way to hone their literacy skills across different disciplines and media.

To access the primary sources, find the BrainPOP topic page (movie page) you want to show students. Then click the “Activities” button at the top of the page. You’ll see a tab that says “Primary Sources” for any topic that includes these resources.

To find all the topics that contain “Primary Source” materials, just search for “primary source:”





If you’ve utilized our primary sources with students, let us know! We’d love to hear how primary sources are helping you support the CCSS or meet other ELA goals.