April Curricular Tie-Ins
Keep this list of BrainPOP movies handy, and check out our online Curriculum Calendar for additional tie-ins.
♦ April 6: No one’s really sure who really got there first, but Robert Peary claims to have reached the North Pole on this date in 1909. Watch our North Pole movie and get the really cold facts.
♦ April 7: It’s a healthy thing to do: On World Health Day, show our Human Body and Going to the Doctor (K-3) movies.
♦ April 9: General Lee surrendered today in 1865, ending the Civil War. Find out more with our movies on the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln (K-3).
♦ April 13: Talk about the contributions of the United States’ third president, born today in 1743, with our Thomas Jefferson movie.
♦ April 15: Things don’t have to be so taxing today. Show our Taxes and Local and State (K-3) movies. It’s also the birthday of the original Renaissance Man. Our Leonardo da Vinci movie profiles this legendary artist and scientist.
♦ April 16: Up in the air … it’s a bird … it’s a plane … it’s Wilbur Wright’s birthday. Take to the skies with our movie on Flight.
♦ April 18: Explain the devastating San Francisco Earthquake that struck today in 1906; our Earthquakes and Fast Land Changes (K-3) movies can help.
♦ April 19: On this day in 1775, the first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired. Use our American Revolution and George Washington (K-3) movies to explain the causes and significance of this conflict.
♦ April 22: Highlight the importance of Earth Day with our movies on Humans and the Environment and Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (K-3).
♦ April 23: It’s DNA Day. Celebrate the double helix with our movie on DNA. And in honor of World Book and Copyright Day, teach the class about Copyright law.
♦ April 27: South African Freedom Day commemorates the post-apartheid elections in 1994. Show our Apartheid movie and talk to the class about this troubling period in history.
♦ April 29: On Poem in Your Pocket Day, take some poetic license with our Poetry and Poems (K-3) movies.
♦ May 1: Tell (102) stories about the Empire State Building, which opened today in 1931, with our Skyscrapers movie.