Curricular Tie-Ins – June & July
Keep this list of BrainPOP movies handy, and check our online Curriculum Calendar for additional tie-ins.
♦ June 5: Show our Humans and the Environment movie and BrainPOP Jr.’s Reduce, Reuse, Recycle movie; it’s World Environment Day.
♦ June 6: Travel back in time to 1944 Normandy with our World War II movie, on the anniversary of D-Day. And, author Cynthia Rylant celebrates a birthday today. Show BrainPOP Jr.’s Cynthia Rylant movie and talk about the writer’s work.
♦ June 8: Sail the seven seas on World Oceans Day with our Oceans movie.
♦ June 11: Score big points with our Soccer movie and mark the start of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
♦ June 12: Remember Anne Frank on her birthday with our Anne Frank movie.
♦ June 14: On his birthday, introduce military leader and counterculture icon Che Guevara with our Che Guevara movie. It’s also Flag Day; let BrainPOP Jr.’s U.S. Symbols movie tell the class more.
♦ June 18: All you need is love – and our movie on The Beatles – to celebrate Paul McCartney’s birthday.
♦ June 19: In various states across the U.S., “Juneteenth” marks the 1865 abolition of slavery in Texas. Dig deeper with BrainPOP’s Slavery movie and BrainPOP Jr.’s Harriet Tubman movie.
♦ June 20: It’s Father’s Day! Honor Dad and all your roots with BrainPOP’s Heridity movie.
♦ June 21: Welcome summer with BrainPOP’s Solstice and Equinox movie and BrainPOP Jr.’s Seasons movie.
♦ June 25: Revisit Custer’s Last Stand on the anniversary of the Battle of Bighorn. Our American Indians movie leads the way.
♦ June 27: Explore the life and work of Helen Keller, born today in 1880, with our Helen Keller movie.
♦ June 28: It happened today in Sarajevo … in 1914. Get the facts about “the war to end all wars” with our World War I movie.
♦ June 30: On Meteor Day, our Asteroids movie is out of this world.
♦ July 1: Watch our Civil War movie on the anniversary of the famed Battle of Gettysburg, fought July 1-3 in 1863.
♦ July 2: Today in 1964, Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. Explore the subject with our movies on Civil Rights (BrainPOP) and, on BrainPOP Jr., Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr.
♦ July 4: Happy birthday, United States! Celebrate and make fireworks with our Declaration of Independence movie.
♦ July 14: Vive la France! Celebrate Bastille Day with our French Revolution movie.
♦ July 18: Honor Nelson Mandela on his birthday with our Apartheid movie.
♦ July 19: Rock the vote, ladies! The Seneca Falls Convention began today in 1848. Learn about what that led to with our Women’s Suffrage movie.
♦ July 21: Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin did the original “moonwalk” today in 1969. Hear the story with our movies on the Apollo Project and the Moon.
♦ July 24: Pioneering aviatrix Amelia Earhart was born today in 1897. You too can fly high with our Amelia Earhart movie. Also born today (in 1783) was Simon Bolivar. Explore the role of this Venezuelan leader – “the Great Liberator” – in our Simon Bolivar movie.
On BrainPOP Jr.