Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.

Women’s Suffrage Lesson Plan: Time, Continuity, and Change

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Women’s Suffrage, and supports the standard of describing the impact of the Women’s Suffrage Movement. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of creative projects....

Photosynthesis Lesson Plan: Structures and Processes

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Photosynthesis, and supports the standard of explaining the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of energy in and out of organisms. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of creative projects....

Fannie Lou Hamer Lesson Plan: Individuals’ Contributions and Identities

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Fannie Lou Hamer, and supports the standard of describing the lives and contributions of historical figures from the Civil Rights era. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of creative projects....

Martin Luther King, Jr. Lesson Plan

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In this downloadable lesson plan, students explore how Martin Luther King, Jr. impacted people's lives and are prompted to consider the progress we still need to make toward fulf...

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...

National Parks Lesson Plan: Research a National Park

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-12, invites students to explore BrainPOP resources to learn about America’s National Parks, from the history of why they were established to how they provide s...

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...

Alexander Hamilton 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 Alexander Hamilton.  Using what they learn about this hardworking Founding Father and about federalis...

Copernicus Lesson Plan: Analyze a Primary Source

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 4-12, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about the astronomer and mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus and his theories about Earth. They’ll discover h...

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...