Updated October 2014

BrainPOP Jr.: Social Studies

Charming civics videos, high-energy history, and more pump up the fun

Subjects & skills
Subjects
  • Social Studies

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Grades This grade range is a recommendation by Common Sense Education and not the developer/publisher.
Pre-K–5
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BrainPOP Jr.'s Social Studies module is a collection of clever videos and content for younger kids. Videos are divided into several sections, from American history and ancient history to biographies, holidays, economics, geography, and more. Kids and teachers can sort videos by topic or choose to view them one by one. Each one comes with video-specific links to lesson ideas, activities, quizzes, games, and background info. The site lists the videos and lessons that are Common Core aligned.

A few of the videos, like the one on U.S. Symbols, are free, but you'll need a subscription to view the majority of content on the site. However, teachers can freely access a section about best practices, as well as an extensive FAQ page; both of these add tremendous value to the site.

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Jennifer K. , Classroom teacher
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Engaging and Content Packed Videos

Brain Pop Jr. is expensive for a classroom teacher. However, it does provide specific and engaging instruction for your students. My students will watch Brain Pop Jr. all day long because they enjoy it so much. I love the specific, kid friendly language Brain Pop Jr. uses in its videos. If you can find a way to pay for this product I would not hesitate to purchase it.

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