So who is that guy Frankenstein and his little pal Igor anyway? In this BrainPOP movie, you’ll find out about the Frankenstein character as Tim and Moby introduce you to one of the classics of British literature. Find out why Dr. Frankenstein creates his monster and what Mary Shelley was thinking about when she wrote the novel. You’ll also learn why Frankenstein is considered a Romantic novel and what movement the Romantics were rebelling against. Finally, Tim will show you what literary genre Frankenstein has influenced the most, as well as what concerns modern society shares with Mary Shelley. But don’t worry--we won’t spoil the ending!

Make-A-Map Lesson Plan: Authors That Changed Our Lives

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students will use BrainPOP resources (including the Make-a-Map tool) to explore the effects of authors on our world. See more »

Active Imagination Lesson Plan: Everyone’s Creative

Students learn how they can use their active imagination to solve problems, create, and have a positive impact on the world around them. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Author Studies with BrainPOP Lesson Plan: Choose Your Favorite Writer!

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for any grade level, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the life and works of their favorite writer. Students will read two or more books by their selected author and compose their own original book inspired by the author they researched. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »