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 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.
♦ 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.