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Looking for Lesson Ideas? We’ve Got Your Back!

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Searching for lesson ideas? You've hit the jackpot! BrainPOP Educators offers Lesson Idea pages chock full of learning resources for every movie (BrainPOP, BrainPOP Jr., and BrainPOP ESL) and all of...

Wright Brothers Lesson Plan: Write and Deliver a Speech Honoring the Wright Brothers

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about the Wright brothers and their invention of the first flying machine. Using what they learn, students w...

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...

Concussion Lesson Plan: Create an Informational Brochure

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-12, students watch the BrainPOP movie Concussions and explore the other features in this topic to learn about the causes and effects of concussions. They wi...

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...

Balancing the Federal Budget Lesson Plan: People’s Pie Game

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students play a game called People's Pie that challenges them to balance the federal budget. Students must fund important government programs without se...
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Represent Me!

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In the game Represent Me, students take on the role of a legislator, approving bills that will best represent their constituents....

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 first watch the movie Presidential Election and then play Win the White House. The game invites students to take on the role of a presidentia...

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...