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New on GameUp: All About Bird Anatomy

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We are excited to present our newest game, All About Bird Anatomy, from our partner The Cornell Lab Bird Academy.  In this game, students build a virtual bird from the inside out, discovering the nam...

Community in Crisis: The Aftermath Mini-Lesson Collection

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The following collection of mini lessons, provided by our partner Classroom, Inc., prepare students to play Community in Crisis: The Aftermath. In this game, students take on the role of director of...

Applying the Law Lesson Plan: Your Bill of Rights Game

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students play a game called Your Bill of Rights, in which they run a law firm specializing in cases pertaining to the Bill of Rights. They challenge is ...

Paths to Citizenship Lesson Plan: Immigration Nation Game

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, features a game called Immigration Nation. This game challenges students to use information they’re provided to determine whether newcomers to America are...

Run a County Lesson Plan: Counties Work Game

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students play a game called Counties Work, in which they play the role of county official, helping fellow citizens while managing taxes and local emerge...

Activate: Additional Features for My BrainPOP

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Have your students signed up for individual logins through My BrainPOP? If you have a school-wide subscription to BrainPOP, students will be able to use our SnapThought ® tool to play Activate. Th...
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Quandary Lesson Plan for Differentiation and ELL Support

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This lesson plan suggests a variety of activities for differentiation and ELL support....
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Mission US: City of Immigrants is now on GameUp

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We're proud to announce the addition of City of Immigrants to our growing collection of wonderful Mission US games. These games immerse students in U.S. history through interactive role-playing experi...
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The Educator’s Guide to Teaching with Digital Interactive Models

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BrainPOP's GameUp features simulations, interactive models, and (of course) games. Each of these three types of resources have a unique purpose and benefit for students: Simulations are Dynamic re...
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The Educator’s Guide to Teaching with Digital Simulations

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All games are not created equal, and many resources that are commonly referred to as games are actually digital simulations or interactive models. The difference isn't just a matter of semantics: e...