May Curriculum Connections

Keep this list of BrainPOP movies handy, and check the BrainPOP Educators online Curriculum Calendar for additional tie-ins.

May 1: The Empire State Building opened its doors on this date in 1931. Get the “stories” (all 102 of them!) on this NYC icon with our Skyscrapers movie.

May 3: Just breathe … On World Asthma Day, show our BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. movies on Asthma, along with Peak Flow Meter (BrainPOP).

May 5: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with our Latin Music (BrainPOP) and Mexico (K-3) movies.

May 7: On Astronomy Day, look to the stars with topics including Galaxies, Milky Way, Solar System (BrainPOP) and, for K-3, Sun and Moon.

May 8: On the anniversary of VE Day, explain its significance with our World War II movie.

May 11: Physicist Richard Feyman had a big impact on a very “small” field. On his birthday, show our Nanotechnology movie.

May 15: What moves Mickey Mouse? On the anniversary of his 1928 debut, talk about Traditional Animation.

May 17: Children’s author Eloise Greenfield celebrates a birthday today.

May 19: Our Malcolm X movie profiles the influential civil rights leader on his birthday.

May 20: Famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart began her first solo trans-Atlantic flight on this date in 1932.

May 21: Remember our troops and their sacrifices on Armed Forces Day.

May 24: Cross those Bridges when you come to them! The Brooklyn Bridge opened on this date in 1883.

May 25: Today marks World Multiple Sclerosis Day. Help kids understand what causes this disease and show them how to support those affected by it with our Multiple Sclerosis movie.

May 26: Girls rule! Happy birthday to astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman in space.

May 29: On his birthday, introduce the class to John F. Kennedy and talk about his presidency.

May 30: Think about the meaning of Memorial Day with our Armed Forces movie.

May 31: Put it out! On World No Tobacco Day, show our Smoking movies ( BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr.) and highlight the dangers of this lethal habit.

June 5: Take advantage of topics including Ecosystems and Humans and the Environment (BrainPOP) and, for K-3, Rainforests, Arctic Habitats, Freshwater Habitats, and Deserts – it’s World Environment Day.