Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study.

Day of the Dead Lesson Plan: Build an Ofrenda

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about the Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos--its origins, the Aztec people, and this holiday is celebrated...

Fannie Lou Hamer Lesson Plan: Write and Deliver a Persuasive Speech

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-12, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about the civil rights activist, Fannie Lou Hamer, who spoke up for black voting rights in the South. Using...

Building Thirteen Colonies Lesson Plan: Design a Sortify Game

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 4-12, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn how and why the 13 colonies were founded, including the role of mercantilism and the relationship between t...

St. Patrick’s Day Discussion Prompts & Pause Points

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Read the movie description that appears below the movie player on the St. Patrick's Day Topic Page. Then use the following prompts to encourage class discussion before, during, and after watching the ...

Ada Lovelace Discussion Prompts & Pause Points

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Read the movie description that appears below the movie player on the Ada Lovelace Topic Page. Then use the following prompts to encourage class discussion before, during, and after watching the movie...

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...

Pi Discussion Prompts & Pause Points

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Read the movie description that appears below the movie player on the Pi Topic Page. Then use the following prompts to encourage class discussion before, during, and after watching the movie. Before ...

Rachel Carson Discussion Prompts & Pause Points

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Read the movie description that appears below the movie player on the Rachel Carson Topic Page. Then use the following prompts to encourage class discussion before, during, and after watching the movi...

Adam Smith Discussion Prompts & Pause Points

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Read the movie description that appears below the movie player on the Adam Smith topic page. Then use the following prompts to encourage class discussion before, during, and after watching the movie. ...

Causes of the American Revolution Discussion Prompts & Pause Points

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Read the movie description that appears below the movie player on the Causes of the American Revolution Topic Page. Then use the following prompts to encourage class discussion before, during, and aft...