Every year, the President of the United States confers Presidential Medals of Freedom on a number of highly accomplished Americans who have had profound effects on society. Yesterday, President Obama announced the 2013 recipients of this highest civilian honor in the U.S. The list includes some truly impressive and inspiring individuals—a number of whom are featured prominently in our BrainPOP offerings.
We thought we’d take a moment to salute each of the recipients and suggest some BrainPOP / GameUP / BrainPOP Jr. curriculum connections to help your students better understand the fields they furthered and the causes they championed. Whether you’re enjoying the last weeks of summer vacation or preparing for the start of classes, we hope you’ll take time with your young ones to honor these unique individuals! You can read more about each via yesterday’s Medals of Freedom White House announcement.
2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients featured on BrainPOP:
Other 2013 recipients:
Dean Smith, record-holding college basketball coach
Curriculum connection: Basketball
Gloria Steinem, writer and women’s rights activist
Curriculum connection: Feminism