Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

Thanksgiving Lesson Plan: Conduct an Interview

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, students explore BrainPOP resources to discover the true story of Thanksgiving.  After learning about the settlers’ dangerous trip to America and the str...

Mansa Musa Lesson Plan: Exclusive Interview with the Bling King

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about Musa, the 14th century emperor (or mansa) of the Mali Empire in West Africa. After learning about Musa...

Race to Ratify Lesson Plan: Race to Ratify Game

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students play a game called Race to Ratify that brings them back in time to 1787 and into the heated national debate between the Federalists and Anti-Fe...

Parenthood Lesson Plan

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-12, students watch the BrainPOP movie Parenthood. Then they use Make-a-Map feature (or a downloadable graphic organizer) to assess the cause and effects ass...

Mission US Lesson Plan: For Crown or Colony?

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, centers around Mission US: For Crown or Colony?, a game in which students take on the role of an apprentice to a newspaper printer in Boston in 1770--a tim...

Mummies Lesson Plan: Make a Tomato Mummy

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about Mummies and Ancient Egyptian mummification practices. Then they’ll make their own mummified Pharaoh’s ...

Map Projections Lesson Plan: Peel-a-Globe

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, students watch the BrainPOP movie Map Projections and explore the other features in this topic to learn all about the difficulty of creating flat maps fr...

Make-a-Map Lesson Plan: Life Cycle

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Students use Make-a-Map to recreate the featured life cycle....

Eclipse Lesson Plan: Make a Pinhole Camera

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about what an eclipse is and what causes them.  Then they’ll make their own pinhole cameras (activity adapte...

Pearl Harbor Lesson Plan: Make a Newsreel

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students explore BrainPOP features and resources to learn about the attack on Pearl Harbor, including why it happened and its effects. Then using what t...