Educator Resources for Sortify: American Revolution
Sortify is an original BrainPOP game in which students categorize and sort information from BrainPOP movies into bins representing key concepts. With the American Revolution data set, students can practice sorting tiles with nouns associated with the Revolutionary War into bin categories such as French-born, abolitionist, colonial protests, and British laws and actions. Students earn more points when sorting tiles into bins labeled with more complex concepts, such as the presidents in order, military heroes, and Constitutional Convention. Students may also earn bonus points for accurately sorting all tiles into only four bins. Scores for Sortify will vary based on the combination and difficulty of the selected bins. Accruing the highest possible score indicates that a student has understood the topic enough to strategically group and categorize key concepts and ideas.
This page provides lesson ideas for BrainPOP's Sortify game. The ideas are adaptable for any subject area and any grade level (K-12.) Learn how the Sortify game can be used as a playful assessment tool or practice activity that requires students to categorize topic-specific tiles into the bins where they belong. See more »
In these lesson ideas which are adaptable for grades 3-12, students use a free interactive timeline to explore the sequence of events in the American Revolution. The Revolutionary War comes alive as students see photos of artifacts, watch podcasts, and more. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use BrainPOP resources to identify the new laws and policies imposed under King George III's "New Colonial Policy," which included taxation without representation. Students will describe reasons for growing tensions between colonists and England, and evaluate causes for the colonists’ movement to the Revolutionary War. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »