Dealing with the loss of a loved one can be extremely painful. Fortunately, the process of mourning--in which people share their grief with family and friends--can help make things a little easier. In this movie, Tim and Moby discuss the variety of ways in which people mourn. You’ll find out what a funeral is, and why people commemorate the dead with monuments like gravestones, shrines, and public memorials. You’ll discover the ways that different cultures around the world remember their dead, and also learn about practices like state funerals and public memorials. Finally, you’ll hear how you can make the grieving process a little less difficult, and how you can provide comfort to friends and family members when they’re in mourning. It’s a difficult topic, but an important one too, so click to learn more.

Research Skills Lesson Plan: Be a BrainPOP Expert

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-8, students use BrainPOP and/or BrainPOP Jr. resources to conduct independent and/or collaborative research on a selected topic. The focus of this lesson is to support students in identifying their interests and following their passions in an educated manner. Students will share their research findings with the class using web 2.0 tools or other presentation methods. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »