Curriculum Connection

Celebrating Black History with BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr.

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BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. offer a deep and diverse collection of resources to help your class learn about and celebrate the achievements of African Americans during Black History month AND all year long!

Our topics range from biographies of scientists, musicians, writers, activists, athletes, and more to key events that have changed the course of U.S. history for African Americans. Click to access BrainPOP’s African-American History collection, or for younger students, explore these BrainPOP Jr. topics:

Ruby Bridges
Eloise Greenfield
Rosa Parks
Martin Luther King Jr.
Harriet Tubman
Jackie Robinson

Primary sources provide a powerful way to learn about history first hand through the people who lived it and events that took place. Most of the topics in our African-American History collection offer related primary sources, from essays and documents to photographs and archival video like this one of Maya Angelou reciting a poem at the 1993 U.S. Presidential inauguration:

maya angelou PS

To find these, look for the Primary Source button on the topic home page.

black history month primary sources

Don’t forget… BrainPOP Educators offers lesson plans and other teaching resources to help you make the most of our content. To access these resources, click the Lesson Ideas button at the bottom of every topic page.