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Saving and Spending

Saving and Spending

March 31 - April 4

BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week

Poetry

Poetry

April 1

National Poetry Month begins

Poems

Poems

April 1

National Poetry Month begins

Similes and Metaphors

Similes and Metaphors

April 1

April is National Poetry Month

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Saving and Spending

Saving and Spending

March 31 - April 4

BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week

Money

Money

April 2

Coinage Act, 1792. U.S. Mint established; dollar established as unit of American money.

Dollars and Cents

Dollars and Cents

April 2

Coinage Act, 1792. U.S. Mint established; dollar established as unit of American money.

Autism

Autism

April 2

World Autism Awareness Day

BrainPOP Refresher

BrainPOP Refresher

April 2 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Freshen up on the BrainPOP basics with this overview webinar.

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Saving and Spending

Saving and Spending

March 31 - April 4

BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week

Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall

April 3

Jane Goodall’s birthday, 1934

4

Saving and Spending

Saving and Spending

March 31 - April 4

BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

April 4

Martin Luther King, Jr. killed, 1968

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

April 4

Martin Luther King, Jr. killed, 1968

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

April 4

Maya Angelou’s birthday, 1928

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Bridges

Bridges

April 5

Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge opened, 1998 (world’s longest suspension bridge)

President

President

April 5

First presidential veto issued (by George Washington), 1792

Pocahontas

Pocahontas

April 5

Pocahontas married John Rolfe, 1614

Banking

Banking

April 5

April Spotlight: Money Matters

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Olympics

Olympics

April 6

First modern Olympic Games held, 1896

Drama

Drama

April 6

First Tony Awards ceremony, 1947

World War I

World War I

April 6

U.S. declared war on Germany, 1917

Wind Energy

Wind Energy

April 6

April Spotlight: Earth Awareness

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Mars

Mars

April 7

Mars Odyssey launched, 2001

Human Body

Human Body

April 7

World Health Day

Going to the Doctor

Going to the Doctor

April 7

World Health Day

Natural Resources

Natural Resources

April 7 - 11

BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week

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Natural Resources

Natural Resources

April 7 - 11

BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week

Baseball

Baseball

April 8

Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s career home run record, 1974

Budgets

Budgets

April 8

April Spotlight: Money Matters

9

Natural Resources

Natural Resources

April 7 - 11

BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week

New Deal

New Deal

April 9

Works Progress Administration formed, 1935

Hybrid Cars

Hybrid Cars

April 9

April Spotlight: Earth Awareness

Teaching Science and Formative Assessment: POPstar Robert Miller

Teaching Science and Formative Assessment: POPstar Robert Miller

April 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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POPstar Robert Miller hosts this interactive workshop covering inquiry-based science curriculum; the creative use of video; and one of his favorite resources, NSTA’s Formative Assessment Probes.

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Natural Resources

Natural Resources

April 7 - 11

BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week

Mexican Revolution

Mexican Revolution

April 10

Emiliano Zapata captured and killed, 1919

Dogs

Dogs

April 10

The ASPCA is founded, 1866

Cats

Cats

April 10

The ASPCA is founded, 1866

Caring for Pets

Caring for Pets

April 10

The ASPCA is founded, 1866

Credit Cards

Credit Cards

April 10

April Spotlight: Money Matters

11

Natural Resources

Natural Resources

April 7 - 11

BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week

Computer History

Computer History

April 11

Apple I, the first Apple Computer, goes on sale, 1976

Apollo Project

Apollo Project

April 11

Launch of Apollo 13, 1970

Air Pollution

Air Pollution

April 11

April Spotlight: Earth Awareness

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Apollo Project

Apollo Project

April 12

First human space flight, 1961

Civil War

Civil War

April 12

U.S. Civil War began, 1861

Space Flight

Space Flight

April 12

April 12 is the International Day of Human Space Flight

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Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

April 13

Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, 1743

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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

April 14

Abraham Lincoln shot (dies the next morning), 1865

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

April 14

Abraham Lincoln shot (dies the next morning), 1865

Research

Research

April 14

April 13-19 is National Library Week

Local and State Government

Local and State Government

April 14 - 18

BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week

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Local and State Government

Local and State Government

April 14 - 18

BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

April 15

Jackie Robinson Day

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

April 15

Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday, 1452

The Titanic

The Titanic

April 15

RMS Titanic sinks, 1912

Taxes

Taxes

April 15

Tax Day

Local and State Governments

Local and State Governments

April 15

Tax Day

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Local and State Government

Local and State Government

April 14 - 18

BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week

Apollo Project

Apollo Project

April 16

Apollo 16 launch, 1972

Flight

Flight

April 16

Wilbur Wright’s birthday, 1867

Global Warming

Global Warming

April 16

April Spotlight: Earth Awareness

STEAM Video Game Design: Tales From Students in the Field!

STEAM Video Game Design: Tales From Students in the Field!

April 16 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Video Game Design POPStar!

Peek into a STEAM game design lab with POPstar David Conover and some of his Pflugerville, TX students. They’ll share their unique experiences developing a “Circuit of Sustainability” and collaborating with the local PBS station (KLRU) and the Thinkery, a children's makerspace museum, on the design of innovative real-world games. David’s program is one of just three in the country to be involved with that collaboration. You’ll leave this webinar with new ideas for empowering students to communicate, collaborate, and create through game design.

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Local and State Government

Local and State Government

April 14 - 18

BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week

Apollo Project

Apollo Project

April 17

Apollo 13 return to Earth, 1970

Cars

Cars

April 17

First catalytic converter patented, 1956

Debt

Debt

April 17

April Spotlight: Money Matters

18

Local and State Government

Local and State Government

April 14 - 18

BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week

Earthquakes

Earthquakes

April 18

Great San Francisco earthquake, 1906

Fast Land Changes

Fast Land Changes

April 18

Great San Francisco earthquake, 1906

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American Revolution

American Revolution

April 19

American Revolution began, 1775

George Washington

George Washington

April 19

American Revolution began, 1775

20

Mortgages

Mortgages

April 20

April Spotlight: Money Matters

21

Mexican-American War

Mexican-American War

April 21

Battle of San Jacinto, 1836

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

April 21

Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday, 1926

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

April 21 - 25

BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

April 21 - 25

BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week

Humans and the Environment

Humans and the Environment

April 22

Earth Day

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

April 22

Earth Day

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

April 21 - 25

BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

April 23

Shakespeare’s supposed birthday, 1564

Copyright

Copyright

April 23

World Book and Copyright Day

Come Play! Mission US: A Cheyenne Odyssey

Come Play! Mission US: A Cheyenne Odyssey

April 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Social Studies Game: Cheyenne Odyssey

We welcome Christopher W. Czajka, Senior Director at LAB@Thirteen, the producer of our GameUp title Mission US: A Cheyenne Odyssey.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

April 21 - 25

BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week

Kinetic Energy

Kinetic Energy

April 24

National Physics Day

World War II

World War II

April 24

Winston Churchill knighted (by QEII for his efforts in WWII), 1953

Basketball

Basketball

April 24

WNBA founded, 1996

Poetry

Poetry

April 24

April 24th is Poem in Your Pocket Day

Poems

Poems

April 24

April 24th is Poem in Your Pocket Day

25

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

April 21 - 25

BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week

Seed Plants

Seed Plants

April 25

Arbor Day

Plant Life Cycle

Plant Life Cycle

April 25

Arbor Day

DNA

DNA

April 25

DNA Day

Jazz

Jazz

April 25

Ella Fitzgerald’s birthday, 1917

Protozoa

Protozoa

April 25

World Malaria Day

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Nuclear Energy

Nuclear Energy

April 26

Chernobyl nuclear disaster, 1986

Earthquakes

Earthquakes

April 26

Seismologist Charles Richter’s birthday, 1900

Fast Land Changes

Fast Land Changes

April 26

Seismologist Charles Richter’s birthday, 1900

Copyright

Copyright

April 26

World Intellectual Property Day

Plagiarism

Plagiarism

April 26

World Intellectual Property Day

Supply and Demand

Supply and Demand

April 26

April Spotlight: Money Matters

27

Apartheid

Apartheid

April 27

South African Freedom Day

Civil War

Civil War

April 27

Ulysses S. Grant’s birthday, 1822

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Outer Solar System

Outer Solar System

April 28

Jan Hendrik Oort’s birthday, 1900 (predicted Oort cloud)

Recycling

Recycling

April 28

April Spotlight: Earth Awareness

Plural Nouns

Plural Nouns

April 28 - May 2

BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week

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Plural Nouns

Plural Nouns

April 28 - May 2

BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week

Harlem Renaissance

Harlem Renaissance

April 29

Duke Ellington’s birthday, 1899

Interest

Interest

April 29

April Spotlight: Money Matters

30

Plural Nouns

Plural Nouns

April 28 - May 2

BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week

George Washington

George Washington

April 30

George Washington sworn in as first US President, 1789

George Washington

George Washington

April 30

George Washington sworn in as first US President, 1789

Energy Sources

Energy Sources

April 30

April Spotlight: Earth Awareness

ELLs and the Common Core

ELLs and the Common Core

April 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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This webinar explores the ways you can harness BrainPOP ESL’s offerings to better equip your ELLs for the rigors of the Common Core.

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