Supporting an LGBTQ+-Inclusive Curriculum

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Our blog post 5 Ways to Support an LGBTQ+-Inclusive Curriculum describes why inclusion of LGBTQ+ learning is valuable to all students, and provides guidance and strategies for promoting diversity and ...

Helping Kids Understand the Black Lives Matter Movement

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The accompanying blog post for our Black Lives Matter Protests movie provides guidance and strategies for teaching this topic.  The following suggestions from The Child Mind Institute article, Raci...

Brown v. Board of Education Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

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Before the Movie:   What do you think of when you hear the word “racism”? (Tap prior knowledge) What do you think segregation means? (Predict)   During the Movie (Pause Points): ...

Muhammad Ali Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

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Before the Movie: What do you know about Muhammad Ali? (Tap prior knowledge) Why are sports figures so influential? (Explain)   During the Movie (Pause Points): Stop at the following tim...

Jim Crow Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

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Before the Movie: What do you think “separate but equal” means? (Tap prior knowledge) What do you know about segregation? (Tap prior knowledge) During the Movie (Pause Points): Stop at the...

Types of Writing Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

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Before the Movie:   How does a newspaper article differ from a story? What purpose does each serve? (Identify Author’s Purpose) Think about a TV commercial or an online ad? What’s the purp...
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BrainPOP News: Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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May is Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! In this latest edition of BrainPOP News, the news team is on location (well, virtually) to report on the Asian Americans who’ve made major co...
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What’s New at BrainPOP: May Recap

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School may be wrapping up for the year, but we’re as busy as ever developing new movies--especially for our new BrainPOP News series--as well as hosting webinars to help you make learning from home me...

Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

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Before the Movie:   In what ways have immigrants contributed to American culture? (Tap prior knowledge) How does your family celebrate your cultural background? (Make connections) During ...
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New Topic: California Missions

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Our new topic, California Missions, explores the story of the Spanish Empire's furthest outpost, where groups of priests and soldiers were sent to build Catholic missions and convert (or subdue) the l...