Evaluate various explanations for actions or events and determine which explanation best accords with textual evidence, acknowledging where the text leaves matters uncertain.

Democracy Lesson Plan: Civic Ideas and Practices

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Democracy, and supports the standard of analyzing values and principles of democracy. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of creative projec...

Maya Lin Lesson Plan: Interpret meaning in artistic work

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic, Maya Lin, and addresses the standard of interpreting the meaning of artistic work. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of creative projects...

Civil Rights Lesson Plan: Examine judicial actions and legislative achievements

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Civil Rights, and supports the standard of examining the judicial actions and legislative achievements of the Civil Rights Movement. Students demonstrate und...

September 11th Lesson Plan: Understand the causes and effects of the 9/11 attacks

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic September 11th, and deepens students’ understanding of the events that led to the September 11 attacks and their impact on the United States. Students demons...

World War II Lesson Plan: Analyze major issues of World War II

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic, World War II, and supports the standard of analyzing the major issues of World War II. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of creative proj...

Pocahontas Lesson Plan: Analyze impact of an historical figure

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic, Pocahontas, and supports the standard of analyzing the impact of contributions made by diverse historical figures.  Students demonstrate understanding throu...

Barack Obama Lesson Plan

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

Abraham Lincoln Lesson Plan

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

Malala Lesson Plan: Write a Speech Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-12, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about Malala, human rights activist and youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Students use what they...

Scientific Method Lesson Plan: Testing Greek Architecture

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In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 4-8, students practice using the scientific method by studying Greek architecture and testing out which column shape is the strongest....