Curriculum Connection

BrainPOP & iCivics: Building Media Literacy Skills

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It’s no secret that your students spend much of their time using social media and digital platforms! Make the most of National Media Literacy Week (October 21-25) by designing lesson plans that help y...

Family and Homeschool Activities for Teaching Thanksgiving

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These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Thanksgiving topic page on BrainPOP Jr. Thanksgiving History Together with your child, discuss how you've celebrated pas...

Life Cycle of Stars Lesson Plan: Journey Through an Exploded Star

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-9, students discover, explore, and play to  learn about the life cycle of stars and the connection between elements and space. The culminating activity, Jou...

Day of the Dead Lesson Plan: Build an Ofrenda

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about the Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos--its origins, the Aztec people, and this holiday is celebrated...
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Remembering September 11th

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The anniversary of September 11 may raise difficult and challenging questions from children. BrainPOP's  September 11 movie is intended to support educators and parents who want to engage in a discuss...
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iCivics and BrainPOP: Constitution Day Resources

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Constitution Day is September 17. Turn this historic day into a teachable moment by inviting students to explore how the Constitution came to be and identify what it means to them today.  To help y...
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What’s New at BrainPOP: August Recap

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It’s Back-to-School time and BrainPOP is ready for you and your students!  Here’s a recap of what’s new. BrainPOP Fannie Lou Hamer NEW Meet this the civil rights activist who spoke up—and sang ou...
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BrainPOP Awarded ISTE Seal of Alignment

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BrainPOP is now officially recognized for enhancing best practices of digital age teaching and learning by aligning with indicators across the seven ISTE Standards for Students at both the foundationa...

Scientific Modeling Lesson Plan: Lost at the Forever Mine

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-9, students play Lost at the Forever Mine, a game that introduces mathematical modeling that scientists and engineers practice to describe data and predict ...

Lost at the Forever Mine Game: SnapThought Prompts

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Do your students have individual accounts? If you have a school-wide BrainPOP subscription, students will be able to use our SnapThought ® tool to play the game Lost at the Forever Mine game!  Snap...