Keep this list of BrainPOP movies handy, and check the BrainPOP Educators online Curriculum Calendar for additional tie-ins.
♦ April 6: The first modern Olympic Games began today in 1896.
♦ April 7: On World Health Day, explore the Human Body.
♦ April 9: The U.S. Civil War ended on this date in 1865. K-3 teachers, use BrainPOP Jr.'s Abraham Lincoln movie to discuss the conflict. Also on this date? The Works Progress Administration was founded in 1935. Work our New Deal topic into your day.
♦ April 10: Mark the 1866 founding of the ASPCA with BrainPOP's Dogs and Cats topics, and for K-3, Caring for Pets.
♦ April 12: On the anniversary of its first shots, in 1861, show our Civil War movie. Today also marks the anniversary of the first human space flight (1961) and the first Space Shuttle flight (1981) - our Apollo Project and Space Flight movies are out of this world!
♦ April 13: Happy birthday, Thomas Jefferson!
♦ April 14: With Tax Day 24 hours away, explain the significance of April 15th with BrainPOP's Taxes topic and, for K-3, Local and State Governments.
♦ April 15: Iceberg! Remember the 100th anniversary of the unsinkable ship's demise with our new Titanic topic.
♦ April 16: Up in the air! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's ... Wilbur Wright's birthday. Talk about the pioneering aviator with our Flight movie.
♦ April 18: On the anniversary of the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, shake things up. Show our Earthquakes movie or, for K-3, Fast Land Changes.
♦ April 19: The shot heard 'round the world was fired today in 1775, kicking off the American Revolution. On BrainPOP Jr., there's George Washington.
♦ April 20: Here's a valuable strand of information: it's National DNA Day.
♦ April 21: Remember the Battle of San Jacinto with our Mexican-American War topic. Then, wish Queen Elizabeth II a royally good birthday.
♦ April 22: Save the planet! Make a difference this Earth Day with Humans and the Environment, and, for K-3, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
♦ April 23: How poetic! William Shakespeare is believed to have been born on April 23 in 1564.
♦ April 25: Jazz things up on Ella Fitzgerald's birthday. It's also World Malaria Day; show our Protozoa topic and explain the widespread disease. Or, celebrate nature's best-dressed creatures on World Penguin Day.
♦ April 26: Explain the impact of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster with our Nuclear Energy movie.
♦ April 27: Go green on Arbor Day! Show our Seed Plants and Plant Growth movies. K-3 teachers, BrainPOP Jr. has Forests.
♦ April 28: On Astronomy Day, see stars! Galaxies and Solar System (K-3) are just two of our related topics; GameUp offers Fly to Mars and Build a Solar System.
♦ April 29: Duke Ellington was born on this date in 1899. Talk about his legacy with our Harlem Renaissance and Great Depression movies.
♦ May 1: It's not a tall tale - the Empire State Building really did open today in 1931. BrainPOP's Skyscrapers topic tells you more about this landmark.
♦ May 3: Play some 60s Folk on Pete Seeger's 93rd birthday.
♦ May 4: Chirp chirp - it's Bird Day. Talk to the class abour our fine feathered friends with BrainPOP's Birds movie.
♦ May 5: Double the celebration! On Cinco de Mayo, our Latin Music and Mexico (K-3) movies make things even more festive. Watching the Kentucky Derby? Show the kids our Horses movie.
♦ May 6: Subconsciously, you know it's Sigmund Freud's birthday and the perfect occasion for our Dreams topic.
♦ May 7: The RMS Lusitania sank today in 1915 - put that in context with our World War I topic.