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).

Jacques Cousteau Lesson Plan: Write an Obituary

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-10, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about how Jacques Cousteau applied his passion for undersea exploration, film making, innovating, and later...

Texas Revolution Lesson Plan: Write a Newspaper Article

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 4-12, students explore BrainPOP features and resources to learn about the events that led up Texas declaring independence. Applying what they learn, students ...

Alan Turing Lesson Plan: Crack a Secret Code

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-12, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about Alan Turing, an English mathematician who during World War II led a team in designing a computer that...

Wright Brothers Lesson Plan: Write and Deliver a Speech Honoring the Wright Brothers

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about the Wright brothers and their invention of the first flying machine. Using what they learn, students w...

Persuade a Jury: We the Jury Game

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students play a game called We the Jury, in which they take on the role of a juror in a civil case. Their challenge is to analyze the evidence and use i...

Paths to Citizenship Lesson Plan: Immigration Nation Game

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, features a game called Immigration Nation. This game challenges students to use information they’re provided to determine whether newcomers to America are e...

Run a County Lesson Plan: Counties Work Game

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students play a game called Counties Work, in which they play the role of county official, helping fellow citizens while managing taxes and local emerge...

Making a Difference Lesson Plan: Activate

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students play Activate, a game in which they take on the role of citizens making positive changes in their communities. After selecting an issue, they t...

Balancing the Federal Budget Lesson Plan: People’s Pie Game

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students play a game called People's Pie that challenges them to balance the federal budget. Students must fund important government programs without se...

Parliamentary System Lesson Plan: Determining a Government for a New Country

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 6-12, students explore BrainPOP resources to discover what a parliamentary system of government is and how it compares and contrasts with the system of govern...