Mindfulness Lesson Plan: Create a Class Gratitude Book

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades K-3, students watch the BrainPOP Jr. movie Mindfulness and explore related resources to learn about mindfulness, and how practicing it can help them notice an...

Cast Your Vote Game Trailer

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This trailer features a quick overview of Cast Your Vote, a game that helps students build the skills the need to be informed voters....

BrainPOP’s Standards Alignments Feature

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This short video describes everything you need to know about BrainPOP's Standards Alignments, from where to find them to which standards we aligned to, and so much more.  You'll discover that teachers...

Surface Area Lesson Plan: Wrap it Up!

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, students first explore the concept of surface area by playing with common three dimensional objects manipulatives. Next, they’ll watch the BrainPOP movie...

Surface Area Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

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Before the Movie What is a three dimensional object? Why might you need to measure such an object?   During the Movie (Pause Points) Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questio...
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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...