Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).

Elie Wiesel Lesson Plan: Produce a Mini Documentary

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about the life and work of Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel-- activist, author, and Nobel Peace Prize winner....

Mission US: Up from the Dust Lesson Plan

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12,  centers around the simulation Mission US: Up from the Dust, which provides young people with an experiential understanding of the enormous hardships facin...

Harvey Milk Lesson Plan: Write and Deliver a Persuasive Speech

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 6-12, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about Harvey Milk, an iconic leader of the gay rights movement in the 1970s. Using what they learn about Mi...

Marco Polo Lesson Plan: Write a Diary

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 4-12, students use BrainPOP resources to learn about the 13th century merchant Marco Polo and his adventurous journey along the Silk Road and deep into Asia. ...

Civil Rights Lesson Plan: Research a Civil Rights Event or Leader

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The House on Mango Street Lesson Plan: Write a Vignette

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the coming-of-age novel The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.  They discover that the chapters are vi...

Muhammad Ali Lesson Plan: Write a Freestyle Poem

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the life of boxing champ Muhammad Ali, one of the most iconic athletes of the 20th century. After exploring A...

Motown Lesson Plan: Write a Review

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources to learn about the birth of Motown, its role in racial integration of popular entertainment, and how it became the “soun...

Tuskegee Airmen Lesson Plan: Design a Time Zone X Game

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about the Tuskegee Airmen, America’s  first black military pilots who battled Nazis abroad and discriminati...

Mission US: A Cheyenne Odyssey – Social Studies Lesson Plan

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In this social studies lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 5-9, students will use BrainPOP resources (including a Cheyenne Odyssey online game) to explore how the lives of the Cheyenne American...