Social Studies Lessons
BrainPOP Lessons organized by Topic. Print topic directory of all BrainPOP movies.
Learn about 1960s folk and protest music, and musicians like Dylan and Seeger!
Meet Abraham Lincoln, the Illinois boy who became the 16th President of the United States, and was known as the Great Emancipator!
Meet Ada Lovelace, British mathematician and the first computer programmer!
Don't be all laissez-faire! It's in your self-interest to meet the inventor of modern economics.
The fascist dictator and fuhrer of the Nazis, Hitler started World War II and had a hugely tragic effect on the twentieth century.
It’s no mystery why she’s the best-selling novelist of all time.
How did domesticating plants and animals lead to a far more stable food supply? The agricultural revolution was a big step forward for us all!
Tim and Moby introduce you to the Nobel-winning scientist Albert Einstein, the physicist who revolutionized our understanding of space and time.
Take off with Amelia Earhart, the most famous aviatrix of all time, whose last flight remains a mystery.
The original Americans were Native Americans! Whether Navajo, Cherokee, or Mohawk, their rich culture was cruelly overwhelmed by European settlers.
Our founding fathers penned a declaration that changed human rights, then Colonial underdogs took on the biggest empire in the world: England!
“Old Hickory” increased presidential powers and was the first self-made man to become president, but his Indian Removal Act and belief in slavery make him a complicated figure.
Why is Anne’s diary about a Jewish girl during WWII such an important book? Find out!
Learn about Nelson Mandela and the history of South Africa's discriminatory laws.
Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and. . what? Tim and Moby introduce you to all five branches of the American Armed Forces, and march you through their jobs and histories.
Learn how the United States was governed before the Constitution was written!
Ever hear of the Industrial Revolution? If you have, then you MUST know about the assembly line! Put this movie on your conveyer belt and learn more.
Democracy, drama, and the Olympics! Learn about the ancient city-state of Athens, Greece, where much of the culture we take for granted today was invented!
Tim and Moby lead you into the Valley of Mexico for a look at the powerful Mesoamerican civilization, and how the conquistuadors engineered their fall.
Do you have interest in more money? Tim and Moby take you through banking basics, like deposits and withdrawals, and the difference between cash and capital.
Yes, we can talk about Obama, the Hawaiian-born 44th President and former Chicago community leader who became the first African-American elected to the office.
Tim and Moby take you out to the old ball game: Learn about the game where everyone’s running around that big diamond, trying to get home!
There’s so much more to basketball than putting a ball through a hoop! Tim and Moby talk three-pointers and rebounds.
The famed inventor who was also a Founding Father, a scientist, and a diplomat. It takes a lot to get on the $100 bill--ask Tim and Moby!
See how a saxaphone-playing poor boy from Arkansas defied the odds to become the 42nd President of the United States!
Ten amendments to the constitution you’ll hear a lot of shouting about! Learn about each of the 10 amendments of the Bill of Rights, and discover who interprets them nowadays.
You’re right, it’s not something you want for your birthday. This pandemic outbreak caused by a plague of rats changed society in the Middle Ages.
Delta, Memphis, or Chicago, they’re all part of a uniquely American form of music—the blues!
Find our how powers are separated between the Legislative, Judicial, and Executive branches of government. It's pretty cool how the system of checks and balances helps limit the power that any one branch can exercise!
How did the British Empire become the largest imperial colonizers in history, and what ended this mercantile domination? Grab a cuppa and watch Tim and Moby embark on a 400 year-old tale.
“Separate but equal?” Tim and Moby will teach you what this term means as they discuss segregation, civil rights, and the famous trial case, Brown v. Board of Education.
Earn some, spend less, and don’t buy what you can’t afford. Learn about the basics of budgeting or you might have to learn the basics of debt!
What is an intolerable act of tyranny? Learn about taxation without representation and boycotts in the Colonial days, and what “quartering” means. Tim and Moby say they want a revolution!
Meet the originator of the theory of evolution, a world-famous naturalist who introduced the ideas of mimicry, natural selection, and the survival of the fittest.
Don’t say “Bah, Humbug”! Dickens survived childhood poverty to become one of the greatest novelists ever.
From privileged Argentinian to Cuban revolutionary to having his face on all those t-shirts! Che Guevara was a complicated figure in Latin American communist rebellion.
Nothing bittersweet about this movie on chocolate! Follow how cacao beans are harvested, sweetened, and processed--it’s complicated, going from bean to bar--and totally worth it.
Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria! This great sailor and navigator crossed the ocean blue, and into the New World. But the relationship between the explorer and the natives is troubling.
A definition of the meaning, freedoms, and responsibilities of being an American citizen. Tim and Moby vote for you to watch this movie!
Thank you, sister Rosa! Ms. Parks, that is! This movie is all about the civil rights movement, from segregation trials to freedom marches. Plus a few words from Dr. Martin Luther King!
A movie about the War between the Confederates and the Union. Abraham Lincoln presided over the bloodiest war in American history, but it ultimately emancipated the slaves.
Does a state have the right to secede from the Union? Lincoln didn’t think so; but the South was willing to fight for it. Learn more about slavery, confederates, and abolitionists!
Meet the powerful last Queen of Egypt, whose downfall led directly to the establishment of the Roman Empire.
The arms race and the space race take center stage as two nuclear superpowers vie for supremacy. Brrr!
The Old World and the New World swap people, spices, gold, and diseases in the Columbian Exchange!
A theory based on the idea of the equal distribution of wealth. Sounds ideal, right? Learn why it can work, but also how many communist countries devolve into dictatorships.
A little practical math can help us save money on things we need to buy, leaving a budget for the things we want to buy. Tim and Moby talk you through comparing prices.
How--and why-- were a small number of Spanish adventurers able to wipe the majestic Inca, Maya, and Aztec civilizations off the map?
Join Tim and Moby at the Constitutional Convention to relive the debates that shaped a nation!
How many continents are there, anyway? And which one has no permanent population? Which contains only one country? Tim and Moby get all continental on you.
Don’t get too creative with public works, or you’ll get sued for plagiarism! Find out what a copyright is and how it might apply to your everyday life.
We, the jury, find the defendent very appealing! Learn all about the American legal system from our civil friends, Tim and Moby.
The bank doesn’t loan you that money for free, you know! You’ll find interest in Tim and Moby’s talk about APR’s, purchasing power, and debt.
Don’t cross that picket line! Learn about the life and work of the Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez, and the influence of his non-violent protests, strikes, and boycotts.
Look at your clock and remember: Spring forward, fall back, and never be late for school! Learn which founding father first proposed DST, and why our summer nights are so light.
For effective arguments, the power of rhetoric is not open to debate!
When people, businesses, and governments borrow money
“We hold these truths to be self-evident. . .” Jefferson was the main author of this revolutionary document, but who else helped? And how dangerous was it to sign?
Elections, Voting, and Congress: They’re all about representing us! Learn about democracy’s history, and the difference between direct democracy and representative democracy.
Online etiquette is about more than asking that troll to please pass the mousepad! Learn the do’s and don’ts of netiquette, and how to create respectful emails, IMs, and blogs.
They’re not just rows of lamps. . . they light the way to the biggest celebration on the Hindu calendar! Learn about the holiday of Diwali.
Calm your tell-tale heart: This movie about macabre author Edgar Allan Poe isn’t nearly as frightening as his tales!
Why did Cleopatra and King Tut hold those crooked canes? Discover what it meant to be a pharaoh, and why pyramids meant so much to these supreme monarchs.
This First Lady was just as influential as her husband (Franklin) and her uncle (Theodore)! Learn how Eleanor Roosevelt went from Depression-era icon to the United Nations.
Learn all about Elvis Presley, the singer from Memphis, Tennessee who became the King of Rock n' Roll.
Learn about what ethics and ethical dilemmas are, and how to make good decisions in tough situations.
The Roman Empire went from the greatest heights of art and culture that the world had ever seen, to utter collapse. Learn the byzantine story of the fall of the Roman Empire.
Is it radical to think we all deserve equal rights? Learn about gender discrimination through the years, the meaning of suffrage, and some famous feminist activists.
If you like knights in shining armor, kings, peasants and--er--plagues, pay fealty to this movie! Tim and Moby discuss life during medieval times.
Fumbling by the goalpost? Kick-off by learning the basics of American football!
Meet the gothic monster of all monsters—and the woman who gave Frankenstein life!
Our longest-serving president won four consecutive presidential terms, created the New Deal, and guided the nation through the Great Depression and World War II!
Meet Frederick Douglass, who went from being a slave to one of the leading American abolitionists of the 19th Century, and a crucial figure in Black History!
Off with their heads? Yikes! Learn how the French monarchy alienated the people, and when the promise of equality, and brotherhood devolved into a violent battle between rival factions.
Britain and France once fought over who’d dominate North America: Trade with Native Americans sparked this conflict, and a fellow called George Washington got involved!
Like to draw self-portraits? Learn about the influential Mexican painter Frida Kahlo.
The amazing career of Galileo Galilei, the Italian mathematician, scientist and philosopher who got in big trouble for being non-heliocentric. Tim and Moby tell you how!
Tim and Moby negotiate their way through a movie on Game Theory, a field of economics that formulates mathematical strategies for complex situations.
Tim and Moby talk about our troublesome relationship with the car, and how refined fuels and carbon dioxide are contributing to the greenhouse effect.
Tim and Moby get that globe spinning and talk about what the geography of a country can tell you about its people, their culture, and their history!
The founder of our country, the first commander-in-chief, and a darn good general--George Washington wasn’t perfect, but he’s a truly revolutionary figure.
A look at the life and career of the modern artist who brought you flowers, skulls, and beautiful Southwestern skies!
There’s nuggets of gold in them thar hills! Or rather, there were. Tim and Moby go panning through the history of the California Gold Rush, and the 49’ers who lived it.
The 1929 stock market crash began the greatest economic slump of the 20th century, leading to strikes and rife unemployment. Then add a big old dust bowl to the mix. . .
Discover why the prosperity of the Roaring Twenties couldn’t last, and how people’s spending and saving habits made a financial crisis inevitable. Tim and Moby wonder: Lesson learned?
Who built the Great Wall of China, and why? Tim and Moby stand on the watchtower and search for Huns and Mongols.
Zeus and Hera presided over a powerful strange family. Learn about the mysterious histories and behaviors of the Ancient Greek gods!
Arm yourself with knowledge about the uses and dangers of firearms. Learn why guns can trigger some fierce debates, and what the Second Amendment has to do with it all.
Learn all about the history of hackers: the good, the bad, and the gray area in between.
Ghosts, witches and goblins all know Halloween’s #1 rule: Don’t eat your candy all at once. Tim and Moby talk about the spooky holiday’s surprising history!
From Armstrong to Ellington, and Hughes to Hurston, a time of flowering in African-American culture and arts!
Learn about the the admirable activist who overcame deafness and blindness to teach the world that people with disabilities can do anything!
The most famous explorer who never found what he was looking for
From 1970s block party breakdancing to today’s rhyme moguls, sample this history of hip-hop and rap!
The lesser of two evils? You decide. Tim and Moby talk about the atomic bombs that took an enormous toll on the people of Japan, but ended World War II.
TIm and Moby talk about a dark time in human history, who Hitler was and how he rose to power. You’ll also learn what genocide is, and about the history of anti-semitism in Europe.
Grab your toga and get ready for some epic tales of the ancient cultures of Greece and Troy.
It’s not easy to change the law--ask any bill! Tim and Moby follow the process that turns a proposed law into actual law, and encounter the President’s friend, Veto!
Give me your huddled masses. . . but do they have an alien visa? Tim and Moby talk about the history of immigration in the U.S., and where many of our ancestors first landed.
Long before Columbus sailed the ocean blue, the Inca people built a vast empire. So how did how fewer than 200 Spanish conquistadors manage to bring the mighty empire down?
Factories, railroads, looms, and steel: The Industrial Revolution made the world smaller and busier! But what negative effects turned out to be long term, and will our planet pay the cost?
Got an interest in free money? Tim and Moby explain how the interest you accumulate is a percentage of what's in your bank account.
Ever wonder how information travels over the Internet? Tim and Moby serve up info on the largest computer network on Earth, and what browsers, URLs, and domains are!
Do you have what it takes to survive in an igloo, and to drive a dogsled? the Inuits do! How do these Native Americans harpoon a living in such a harsh climate?
Learn about the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, Native Americans who put aside their differences to form a powerful alliance.
It isn’t all about the apple! Sir Isaac Newton revolutionized the fields of physics, mathematics and astronomy.
Take a trip to Middle-earth with Tim and Moby, and learn about fantasy author J.R.R. Tolkien!
Tim and Moby follow the tracks of Jack London; sailor, adventurer, politician and famous author.
Discover #42, the great athlete and pioneer who took on the difficult job of ending segregation in baseball. Why was Jackie Robinson’s number retired by every baseball team?
Political philosopher and writer (including the U.S. Constitution), ally of Jefferson and fourth President of the U.S., Madison might’ve been only 5”4 but he was a giant of a fellow!
Meet Jane Goodall, the famous primatologist and anthropologist who studies chimps in the wild, and is an advocate of ecological preservation.
Bang those tubs, Hepcats! Learn the history and basics of jazz, from syncopation and sax solos to swing and bebop!
This founding father from Quincy, Massachusetts, was the second President of the U.S., and his writings on the principles of freedom and republicanism were unmatched.
Kennedy was president during the height of the cold war, and presided over the Cuban missile crisis while setting his sights on space travel and leading us towards a New Frontier.
Meet the writer behind "Superfudge" and "Blubber," and learn of her struggle against censorship.
Tim and Moby talk about the complicated relationship between North and South Korea, and how the U.S. got involved there in the first conflict of the cold war.
Tim and Moby talk foma, wampeters, and granfalloons in our movie on author Kurt Vonnegut!
Ready for some salsa—minus the chips? How about the merengue, or a tango? Learn about Latin Music and the cultures that inspired it.
You take the high road, and I’ll take the low road. . . watch this movie and you’ll learn how to pinpoint your location on Earth using a special grid, and what the Prime Meridian is.
TIm and Moby discuss the League of Nations, an organization proposed by President WIlson to deal with international disputes. So why didn’t the U.S. join?
Hop on in and learn the compelling reason why February has 29 calendar days, but only once in every four years: It’s all to do with the seasons and the sun!
This movie paints a picture of the original Renaissance man: sculptor, architect, engineer, scientist, painter and mathematician. Leonardo!
Retrace the steps of Lewis and Clark’s bold expedition on their epic journey to the west of America, and their great luck in meeting Sacagawea!
Meet the trumpet-playing father of jazz, and find out why his nickname was “Satchmo”!
He struggled with deafness but rose above it as composer of the greatest symphonies in classical music.
What does it mean when a monarchy is consitutional? Learn about the document that limited the powers of England’s kings and inspired America’s Founding Fathers!
He showed the world the power of non-violent protest, and highlighted the connection between colonization and racism.
Learn why this black nationalist and political activist’s convictions led him to reject his last name in favor of 'X'.
If you didn't know that you never put a compass rose in water, it’s time to let Tim and Moby give you the latitude and longitude of map reading.
Tim and Moby explore the life of Marie Curie, the famous scientist who coined the term 'radioactivity,' and the first person ever awarded two Nobel Prizes.
Tim and Moby introduce you to the great American writer and satirist, Mark Twain.
“I have a dream ...” Who began one of America’s greatest speeches with those words? Learn about life of the civil rights activist and nonviolent protestor, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Explore the inspiring life and literature of this Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, poet, and dancer!
Join Tim and Moby as they explore this highly advanced pre-Columbian civilization and its hieroglyphs, pyramids, and Yucatan culture. But what caused the Maya’s collapse…?
Get a glimpse of some of the most advanced civilizations in the history of the New World, including the Olmec, the Maya, and the Aztec. Moby’s there too, of course!
Meet the leaders and heroes of the Mexican peasants’ rebellion against oppression, from the visionary Madero to the legendary “Pancho” Villa. Viva la revolución!
Did you know the U.S. nearly doubled its size in the middle of the 19th century? Tim shows you how Texas’ annexation as the 28th state led to the Mexican-American War.
“He’s good but he’s no . . . oh wait, he is Michelangelo!” Learn about the master Italian renaissance sculptor, painter, architect and artist.
A time of darkness between the fall of Rome and the Renaissance, or a thousand-year era amazing artistic, poetic, and architectural achievements? You decide!
You have the right to remain silent and enjoy this movie on the Miranda Rights! Discover what rights are guaranteed to a police suspect, and which Constitutional amendments insure those rights.
Tim and Moby travel back in time to find the origin of money and how we got from trading cows to bartering favors to paper and coins. This money movie's minty fresh!
Tim and Moby give you some prime information on what happens when the bank loans you money to buy a home.
As every Himalayan mountaineer knows, at the top of Mount Everest every breath contains only one-third of the oxygen you get at sea level. Good thing Moby has built-in oxygen tanks.
How do we grieve for the dead? Different ways in different cultures, but ceremony, commemorations and memorials help to alleviate and share our grief.
Follow the Egyptian mummification process step by step, and learn how the people preserved their Pharoahs and prepared them for the afterlife. But why were the tombs so fancy? Moby knows!
This defender of liberty became just another power-grabber, or did he? Learn about the Corsican general who became Emperor and eventually met his Waterloo when fighting the English.
The New Deal (and Social Security) grew out of the Great Depression of the 1930’s, and from FDR’s fireside chats with the American people. Learn about the programs that preserved lives and dignity.
It's celebrated the world over, but not always at the same time, or in the same way! Tim and Moby make a resolution to take you to different corners of the globe to celebrate the new year!
Step into the world of Nikola Tesla, the man who electrified our lives!
It’s one dynamite prize! Learn about Sweden’s annual Nobel Prizes, and people you know who’s won (Hemingway, Curie, Einstein, Obama...)
Grab your compass and a warm coat, and come on a little polar expedition with Tim and Moby. You’ll meet Inuit and seals, see a few ice caps, and think about what global warming might do to it all!
Atlantic, Pacific, Indian...it’s really all one continuous oceanic mass that takes up more than 71% of the Earth. Know your salt about our oceans!
What happens every four years, involves bronze, silver, and gold medals, and is loads of fun? Why, the Olympics, of course! Learn about this international pursuit of excellence.
From Mississippi to Chicago to the World, Oprah Winfrey has become one of the most influential people in the media. Get to know this talented game-changer!
Witness the rise and fall of the mighty Ottoman Empire, one of the largest empires in world history!
Meet the famous Chilean poet, statesman, and political activist.
It wasn’t all gladiator battles and colosseums! The Pax Romana was a time of great peace and human advancement in government, law, and art. Tim and Moby don their togas.
One of the world’s great athletes, Brazilian-born Pelé broke records in the World Cup, then became the face of the American soccer league, too. Not bad for a poor kid who started at just 15!
Avast ye, matie! Learn about the fearsome Blackbeard, and the secret buried treasure of Captain Kidd. Tim and Moby walk the plank to give you the legacy of the pirates' golden age.
Learn about the Native American woman who risked her life to save an English settler at Jamestown, and helped the colony survive its first, difficult years. But why did she change her name?
Democrat, Republican, or Green party, it’s important to understand what forms political beliefs, and how political ideologies divide opinions. Tim and Moby vote for you to watch this movie!
Learn the origins of and differences between Democrats and Republicans, plus the party affiliations of our most famous Presidents. But what about our nation’s smaller parties? And do any of these parties serve cake?
Say howdy to Founding Fathers like Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison, and discover the roles they played in the establishment of America’s two-party system.
Become an art detective: Use visual clues to discover all the things you can learn about a person from their portrait.
Getting elects POTUS is no easy feat! Follow candidates from primaries to nominating conventions to Election Day, and learn about things like tickets, platforms, and the Electoral College.
Learn about the daily work of the President, the powers he has and doesn’t have, how his policies affect other branches of government, and all about the Commander-in-Chief’s interesting friend, Veto!
Whether you’re in Iowa or New Hampshire, all politicians know that primaries and caucuses are the road to the big elections in November! So what’s the difference between the two, and does a super-delegate wear a cape?
It’s good to be the queen--but rarely easy! Elizabeth I was a major figure of the Renaissance, a powerful leader and foe, and the final ruler of the Tudor dynasty.
The only living head of state who served in World War II, since 1952 Queen Elizabeth has maintained a steadfast presence as the Head of State of Great Britain and the Commonwealth of Nations. Spot of tea, anyone?
Whoo-whoo! One of the most important developments of the 19th century, railways spanned continents, enabled the settlement of the American West, and even helped the North win the Civil War!
Millions of Muslims follow the rules of Ramadan set out in the Koran, Islam’s holy book. Learn how Ramadan helps believers embrace the virtues of charity, self-discipline, and family togetherness.
Learn about recessions and their impact on people
Rebuilding the nation after the Civil War
Whether you go to a synagogue, a church, or a mosque, religion has always been a lifeline for questioning people. Tim and Moby discuss religions and the importance of tolerance of other people’s beliefs.
The 37th President of the U.S., from young Navy officer to congressman, senator, and Vice-President, Nixon fought for success. But as President, despite diplomatic success with China and Russia, he engineered his own downfall.
It not only wasn’t built in a day, it was a long and bloody struggle! From Julius Caesar’s assassination through corruption and chaos, it took a lot to reach a time of extended peace in Rome.
Meet the writer who brought you James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and other timeless adventures!
Examine the structure of the Roman Republic, and learn about what its Senate and consuls have in common with modern republics like the United States!
This lifelong fan of FDR and former movie actor become a popular conservative by lowering taxes and overseeing the end of the Cold War! But his administration also left behind a legacy of debt and was tarnished by scandal.
Follow Sally Ride's path to becoming the first American female astronaut, and her groundbreaking trip on the Challenger Shuttle. But how'd she get to know Moby?
The trial that decided what kids learn about human history. Darwinism and creationism were the focus of this debate between modern and traditional world views. But where does the monkey come into it?
Watch the battle for Florida unfold in this BrainPOP movie about the Seminole Wars!
The September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center changed the course of American history. Find out what happened and why in this BrainPOP movie.
How DID they build that Mausoleum? And what about that garden in the middle of the desert? Tim and Moby will also show you what was the tallest building in the world until the 19th century!
The 6000 km. ancient trading route connecting East and West! Merchants, bandits, spices and jewels were joined together by overland and maritime routes that also united ancient civilizations.
How do you get known as “The Great Liberator?” Win independence for six countries! Follow the victories and defeats that marked Bolivar’s path in moving from revolution to independence in South America.
Tim and Moby will help you understand the terrible institution of slavery, from ancient history up through Africans’ slavery in the United States. Learn how things began to change, the Civil War that followed, and how we’re still dealing with slavery’s effects today.
Tim and Moby pitch a movie about the most popular sport in the world--Soccer! (Known as football to folks outside of the U.S.) Get the info on everything from FIFA to the World Cup.
LOL! We’re still in the early stages of the digital revolution, but already millions of people connect daily through social networks. Moby gets safety tips on using these sites.
Learn about the animals and plants on the South Pole, and why the continent has no permanent residents but still needs to be governed. Also, did you know there are actually three South Poles?
Put a shamrock in your lapel--it’s St. Patty’s Day! Did you know the man famous for driving the snakes out of Ireland wasn’t Irish, and wasn’t originally named Patrick?
Buy! Sell! But first, learn about the ups and downs of the stock market! Tim and Moby talk about the two stock markets in the U.S., and how they have influenced our culture and economy.
What does it mean to own a piece of a company? And how do you buy one, anyway? Tim and Moby delve into the world of corporations, what stocks are high-risk, and how investing can make you rich--or a pauper!
Learn the rights that all public school students enjoy, and also the restrictions on those rights. Tim and Moby discover what kind of privacy and expression is permitted in school..
Meet the folks who literally invented the wheel! Explore a typical Sumerian city-state, from the ziggurat at the center of town to the king who kept an eye on trade, politics, and religious ceremonies.
Do you demand a movie on economics? Okay, then. We'll supply you with one. Tim and Moby have no shortage of information on money matters!
All rise for the honorable Tim and Moby and their appealing movie about the highest court in the land! Supreme Court justices and their decisions affects not only federal law, but also how people you know lead their daily lives.
Believe us, Moby’s no accountant--but even he’s learning about the difference between sales and income tax, and how your salary affects your tax payment.
The man who said “no” to Manifest Destiny. Tecumseh refused to let his people be shoved off their land, so this famous warrior and statesman built a mighty confederacy to challenge the government. Learn how the war of 1812 led to his downfall.
Terrorism is frightening, but the best way we can fight it is by living our lives without terror. Tim and Moby talk about extremists, terrorist groups, and September 11th. They also discuss how, for most people in the world, terrorism is an ugly, disgraceful tactic.
It’s more than turkey and cranberry sauce! There’s pumpkin pie, too. Learn about the Pilgrims’ first winter and how Native Americans helped them survive and celebrate the Earth’s bounty. But the peace wasn’t so long lasting...
Learn all about the Fab Four and their run as one of the most popular rock bands of all time!
Lots of presidents have character, but this one was a real pistol-packer! 26th President, rancher, environmentalist, author, Army colonel...Theodore Roosevelt held all these titles and more! Next time you’re in a national park, grab a big stick and think of Teddy.
Tim and Moby give look at the thirteen settlements: New England, the Middle Colonies and the Southern Colonies. And then get a sneak peek at what led them to unite against the mighty British Empire! Tea, anyone?
The inventor who changed the world (but didn’t really invent the lightbulb), this famous scientist was known as The Wizard of Menlo Park. Learn about Thomas Edison!
The third President of the U.S. was one of the most influential of the Founding Fathers, and signed the Louisiana Purchase. But in writing the Declaration of Independence, his pen started a revolution!
What does your degree of longitude and latitude have to do with what time it is? TIm and Moby talk about time.
They thought they built a ship the water wouldn’t go through! They were wrong, and it led to the most famous shipwreck in history. Here’s an iceberg of a tale about a shipwreck that changed maritime safety law.
Learn about one of the saddest episodes in U.S. history: the removal of American Indians from their native lands, and their tragic march through the Trail of Tears
If you have a problem with somebody, don’t take it to the streets. Hit the courtroom instead! But do you know the difference between civil and criminal law? Tim does!
We the People...in order to make a more perfect movie, bring you Tim and Moby to discuss the U.S. Constitution! Learn about the constitution’s seven key principles, amendments, and the checks and balances built right into our government.
During the years prior to the Civil War, tens of thousands of African-American slaves won their freedom by heading north along the treacherous Underground Railroad.
What is a Secretary-General, anyway? Learn all about the important peace-keeping work of the United Nations, its history, and the four ways the UN can help developing countries. Peace out!
Despite fierce protests at home and abroad, the Vietnam War raged on for years in the 1960s. Learn how the war started, what the domino effect is, and why America didn’t get out earlier.
Tim and Moby take on Thor! Europeans lived in fear of Vikings, vicious raiders from the frozen North. These Norsemen were warriors who had surprisingly civilized legal codes and respect towards women’s rights.
Listen to the candidates, study the issues, make up your mind, and then go cast your ballot. Unless you’re under 18, of course--then just corral your adults and all watch this movie on how to vote!
What is it good for? Tim and Moby look at the underlying reasons for fighting, and discuss what happens when nations cannot solve their problems with negotiation.
Pioneers explored and then settled the western United States, but displaced Native Americans in the homesteading process. Tim and Moby look at the concept of Manifest Destiny.
He could do comedies, tragedies, histories and poetry. Learn about the greatest playwright in the history of the English language!
Whether you celebrate with a tree, a menorah, a kinara, or just a cup of hot chocolate, you’ll learn something fun about winter holidays like Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa in this BrainPOP movie!
Demystifying Mozart, the child genius who grew up to change music.
Can you believe that women couldn’t vote until 1920? It’s true! TiIm and Moby talk about the struggle for suffrage and how events like the Seneca Falls Convention united women in their goal.
How did the Archduke Ferdinand start this war? New military advances made WWI the deadliest war to its time. Tim and Moby talk about the loss of a generation and how reparations may have caused WWII.
Learn who fought in WWII and and which countries were Axis Powers and who fought as the Allies. Learn about Hitler, fascists, dogfighters and the terrible final bomb in Nagasaki.
Tim and Moby show how the deadliest conflict in history began with appeasement, giving facists the impetus to push for more. Then, as Hitler stormed through Europe, Imperial Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
In December 1890, a detachment of U.S. troops opened fire on a band of hungry Sioux Indians near Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota. Tim and Moby discuss the lead-up to this shameful event.