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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...

Mission US: A Cheyenne Odyssey – Social Studies Lesson Plan

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In this social studies lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 5-9, students will use BrainPOP resources (including a Cheyenne Odyssey online game) to explore how the lives of the Cheyenne American...
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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...

Parliamentary System Lesson Plan: Determining a Government for a New Country

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 6-12, students explore BrainPOP resources to discover what a parliamentary system of government is and how it compares and contrasts with the system of govern...