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New Harvey Milk Topic: Promoting Tolerance Through Inclusive Curriculum

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With LGBTQ issues becoming an increasingly prominent part of our national conversation, many schools are struggling to find the best way to meet new requirements for a more inclusive curriculum. Wi...
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BrainPOP and Language Power

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BrainPOP ESL was in Seattle last month for the annual TESOL International 2017 Convention (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages). We love to talk with educators from around the world, un...
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NEW: Sensitive Content Notification

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As an educator, you know how valuable it is that BrainPOP offers content on just about every subject you’re looking to teach. We provide a wide and deep range of topics that address the needs of man...

The House on Mango Street Lesson Plan: Write a Vignette

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the coming-of-age novel The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.  They discover that the chapters are ...
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New! One-Click Access to Primary Sources

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Looking for primary source activities for your lessons? We’ve made them easier than ever to access: find them right on the topic page alongside our other features. These activities -- now ac...
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Dig Deeper into BrainPOP Topics with FYIs

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Looking for topic-specific, grade-appropriate informational texts? BrainPOP's got you covered! Every BrainPOP topic features a set of  up to 6 nonfiction, informational "FYI" articles that dig deep...
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What’s New at BrainPOP: February Recap

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February may be the shortest month, but it’s not short on new stuff at BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. New Feature Updates to Assignments You asked for it, so we made it! Teachers can now schedule a...

Primary Sources on BrainPOP

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Finding primary sources on BrainPOP is as simple as searching and clicking the activity tab.  This video explains how to find primary sources, where we collect them and more....

Persuade a Jury: We the Jury Game

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students play a game called We the Jury, in which they take on the role of a juror in a civil case. Their challenge is to analyze the evidence and use i...

Making a Difference Lesson Plan: Activate

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students play Activate, a game in which they take on the role of citizens making positive changes in their communities. After selecting an issue, they t...