From Primary to General Election Lesson Plan: Win the White House

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students play Win the White House. This game invites students to take on the role of a presidential candidate from primary season through the general el...

Political Debate: Cast Your Vote Game

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, students play Cast Your Vote, a game in which their personal issues and interests drive a political debate. Students choose questions for the candidates ...

Legislator Role Play Lesson Plan: Represent Me!

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, students play a game called Represent Me!, in which they take on the role of a legislator seeking re-election. They review and categorize legislation, ap...
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Benefits of Game Play for ELLs

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WHY GAMES ARE GOOD FOR ELLS Among the many benefits of learning through game play, one is that games provide meaningful, low-anxiety opportunities for learners to use all domains: speaking, listen...
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Stephanie Markman Shares a Unique BrainPOP Inspired Project!

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Guest blogger Stephanie Markman is a fourth and fifth grade teacher at Alliance Charter Elementary school in Neenah, WI.  Her students created a series of stop motion animations inspired by BrainPOP....

A Wrinkle in Time Lesson Plan: Genre, Allegory, and Point of View

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In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-6, students use BrainPOP resources to explore genre, allegory, and point of view in Madeleine L'Engle's book "A Wrinkle in Time."...

To Kill a Mockingbird Lesson Plan

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In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 5-11, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the Harper Lee novel "To Kill a Mockingbird."...
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Building Fluency with Math Games on GameUp!

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The first few weeks of school are spent reviewing those skills and concepts students learned the previous year, but may not have practiced over the summer. Math skills are often among those “forgott...

Checks and Balances Lesson Plan: Branches of Power Game

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In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 5-12, students use BrainPOP resources (including a free online social studies game, Branches of Power) to learn about checks and balances and the bran...

Henry Hudson Lesson Plan: Were His Explorations Successful?

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In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 5-12, students use BrainPOP resources to investigate the life, accomplishments, and legacy of English explorer Henry Hudson....