September 11th in the Classroom: BrainPOP Releases Free Movie That Helps Answer Children's Difficult Questions
New York, September 10 – With the seventh anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks upon us, many children are asking questions that adults may struggle to answer.
BrainPOP, the award-winning creator of animated, educational content for children, today released a movie that helps parents and educators address the difficult subject. The movie and related online features will be free throughout the month of September at www.brainpop.com/september 11.
"When a child asks about September 11th, it’s not always easy to speak about what happened – or why it happened," said Avraham Kadar, M.D., BrainPOP’s CEO and Chairman. "As a New York City-based company that specializes in supporting teachers and communicating with students, we very much wanted to help."
BrainPOP’s September 11th movie is a resource parents and teachers can use to explain the sensitive topic and encourage children to discuss their feelings about what happened that day. They can also find and exchange ideas about how to discuss the subject on BrainPOP Educators.
Director of Communications, BrainPOP
BrainPOP (www.brainpop.com) creates animated, curricular content that engages students, supports teachers, and bolsters achievement – in classrooms, at home, and on mobile devices. Our award-winning online resources include BrainPOP Jr. (K-3), BrainPOP, BrainPOP Español, and, for English language learners, BrainPOP ESL. We are also home to GameUp, an educational games portal for the classroom, and My BrainPOP, a tool that lets teachers create custom assessments and keep track of student learning. All resources are supported by our professional community, BrainPOP Educators. Mapped to the Common Core and aligned to academic standards, BrainPOP web sites and mobile apps support individual, team, and whole-class learning in traditional, blended, and “flipped” settings. Our global sites host more than 17 million visits per month, and our mobile learning apps - downloaded millions of times - continually rank among the highest in the major app stores' education categories.