Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight Lesson Plans

March 6, 2014

BrainPOP's Hispanic Heritage Month spotlight highlights topics from Aztec and Maya Civilizations to Che Guevara and Mexican Revolution. Lesson plans for these topics and more are all included in this...

Election Spotlights Lesson Plans

February 20, 2014

BrainPOP's Election spotlight highlights topics from Branches of Government and Democracy to Presidential Power and Voting. Lesson plans for these topics and more are all included in this Election S...

New Social Studies Game: Mission U.S. Cheyenne Odyssey

February 15, 2014

The Mission U.S. Cheyenne Odyssey game is now live on BrainPOP's GameUp! Brought to you by WNET 13 New York Public Media, this free social studies game immerses students in U.S. history through inte...

Teaching Financial Literacy? Learn About Debt!

February 11, 2014

Teaching financial literacy? Debt, the newest BrainPOP movie,  explores why individuals, businesses, and even governments sometimes need to borrow money in order to invest in the future. Discover...

Constitutional Law Lesson Plan: Do I Have a Right? Game

January 23, 2014

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 5-12, students use BrainPOP resources (including an online game) to explore constitutional law and citizen's rights. Students will apply informationa...

November Spotlight – American Indians

November 7, 2013

This November, check out our Spotlight: American Indians.  In BrainPOP's careful and sensitive way, our movies explain the wide variety of culture and peoples indigenous to the Americas.  Topics inc...

Addressing the Government Shutdown With Students

October 1, 2013

For the first time in 17 years, the U.S. government has shut down due to a Congressional impasse over the federal budget. Many students will have questions about the causes and implications of this hi...

“I Have a Dream” at 50: Teaching the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

August 27, 2013

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by their character." -Martin Luther King, Jr. It was a call ...

Reconstruction

July 10, 2013

Learn all about Reconstruction in this student-made, BrainPOP-inspired video by Robert Miller's 4th & 5th graders from Port Orange, Florida....

Government Functions Lesson Plan: Checks and Balances Game

June 4, 2013

In this checks and balances lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, student explore the functions of each branch of the U.S. government. Students use an online interactive game to review how t...