Common Sense Review
Updated July 2014

BrainPOP: Arts & Music

Arts integration resource gets kids rocking, from pop art to hip-hop
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Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating (1 Teacher Review) 3
  • From the homepage, click Arts & Music.
  • Videos and lessons cover studio-art instruction, and much more.
  • Lessons integrate high-interest pop culture topics.
  • The site's lesson plans support cross-curricular study.
Amy Lauren Botula
Common Sense Reviewer
Common Sense Rating 4
How Can Teachers Use It?

BrainPOP's Arts & Music module supports teachers with arts-integrated instruction, as well as some art history curriculum, for third through eighth grade (though many high school teachers may also find it useful). The video lessons are grouped into five main topics: Famous Artists & Musicians, Art Concepts, Learning Music, Making Music, and Music Genres.

Use these videos as engaging introductions to various topics. The majority of the lesson plans focus on implementation and application. They list the online tech tools and (mostly) easy-to-locate art materials you'll need -- from replicating percussion sounds and harmonizing to creating Impressionist compositions or Picasso-esque self-portraits. As with other BrainPOP content, high school teachers might want something more targeted at teens. If that's the case, consider clicking the recommended webinars and screencasts listed on the Lesson Ideas page.

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