Slavery

Slavery was an ugly part of American history. In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will help you understand the terrible institution of slavery from its beginnings in ancient history up through the slavery of Africans in the United States. You’ll learn about when the U.S. slave trade started and why some colonies came to rely on slave labor. Find out how the slave trade worked, what happened once slave ships landed in America and the extent of suffering that slaves had to endure. Finally, you’ll learn how and when things started to change, including what finally ended slavery for good. Plus, you’ll see how we are still dealing with the effects of slavery today.

Civil War Lesson Plan: Exploring the Real Issues

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the major issues associated with the Civil War (e.g. slavery, states’ rights, South seceded from the Union.) Students will also identify the main idea and supporting details in expository text and use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

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In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students select two topics in United States history and use BrainPOP resources to explore the relationship between those topics. Students will work collaboratively to determine the cause and effect relationships and present their research to the class in a creative format of their choice. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

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