Hackers Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

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Before the Movie:   Have you known anyone whose computer has been hacked? What happened? (Tap prior knowledge) What do you think you can do to prevent being hacked? (Tap prior knowledge; I...

Back to School 2020 Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

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Before the Movie: What were your biggest challenges during distance learning last spring? How did you solve them?  (Identify problem/solution) What goals do you have for this coming school year? (...

Supporting an LGBTQ+-Inclusive Curriculum

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Our blog post 5 Ways to Support an LGBTQ+-Inclusive Curriculum describes why inclusion of LGBTQ+ learning is valuable to all students, and provides guidance and strategies for promoting diversity and ...

Helping Kids Understand the Black Lives Matter Movement

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The accompanying blog post for our Black Lives Matter Protests movie provides guidance and strategies for teaching this topic.  The following suggestions from The Child Mind Institute article, Raci...

Birds Lesson Plan

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This lesson plan accompanies the BrainPOP topic, Birds, and can be completed over several class periods. See suggested times for each section.   OBJECTIVES Students will: Activate prior know...

Empathy Grade 1 Lesson Plan: Talk About It

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Grade Level: First Grade In this lesson plan, first graders use BrainPOP Jr. resources to explore the concept of empathy. They discover what it means to think about and understand how other people ...

Empathy Grade 2 Lesson Plan: Word Play

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Grade Level: Second Grade In this lesson plan, second graders use BrainPOP Jr. resources to explore the concept of empathy. They discover what it means to think about and understand how other peopl...

Empathy Grade 3 Lesson Plan: Make-a-Map

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Grade Level: Third Grade In this lesson plan, third graders use BrainPOP Jr. resources to explore the concept of empathy. They discover what it means to think about and understand how other people ...

Empathy Background Information for Teachers, Parents and Caregivers

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This page provides information to support educators and families in teaching about empathy. It is designed to complement the Empathy topic on BrainPOP Jr. Empathy is understanding the feelings of a...

Scientific Process Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

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Before the Movie:   What comes to mind when you hear the term “scientific process”?   (Tap prior knowledge)   During the Movie (Pause Points):   Stop at the following times in th...