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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A Recap of What’s New at BrainPOP

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Back-to-school is a busy time here at BrainPOP!  Here’s what new this month. New Features The Challenge Challenge your students with the new BrainPOP Challenge! This auto-graded, mobile-ready f...
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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...

Mission US: City of Immigrants Lesson Plan

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In this social studies lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 5-12, students will use BrainPOP resources (including the Mission US: City of Immigrants online simulation) to explore the lives of the...
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10 Ways Game-Based Learning Can Enhance Your Curriculum

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Have you been wanting to try out game-based learning in your classroom? Here are ten ways games can enhance your curriculum and help students meet standards: 1. Make repetition more engaging (and e...

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...
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Using Games in the Classroom

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Katrina Schwartz's blog post for  MindShift on November 24, 2014 entitled, "Some Struggles Teachers Face Using Games in the Classroom" brings to light the many barriers to implementing game-based ...
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Participate in UCLA’s Game Based Learning Research Study

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Our friends from UCLA's CRESST are conducting a game based learning research study about building science and social emotional skills with "Go Vector Go" and "Spaceforce;" 2 games featured on BrainPOP...
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New on GameUp: American Revolution Timeline

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If you teach American history, you'll love the latest game on BrainPOP's GameUp! In conjunction with our partner, Museum of the American Revolution, we've just added American Revolution Timeline to ou...
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6 new Drafting Board games are now on GameUp!

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That's right--we've got six new games from the Drafting Board series, created by our incredible partner iCivics. Drafting Board games are designed to allow students in grades 5-12 to explore the proce...