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Below you will find a list of BrainPOP topics, recommended by grade level, to help you engage in these difficult but essential conversations. Recognizing that we have an obligation to use our platform to examine and teach about these important issues, we commit to producing additional content that develops and supports antiracist learning and growth.
- For Kindergarten—Grade 3
- For Grades 4+
For Kindergarten–Grade 3
Profiles in Activism
Learn about this courageous abolitionist’s life and her work on the Underground Railroad.
Explore the story of a barrier-breaking ballplayer who brought his message of equality to America.
He had a dream! Watch to discover what it was and how this Civil Rights leader paved the way for generations to come.
Discover the story of this courageous activist who sat down in order to stand up for equal rights.
Imagine the bravery it took to integrate an all-white school. That’s just what this young activist did when she was only 6 years old!
For Grades 4+
Institutionalized Racism and the Fight Against It
Explore the rise and abolition of the African slave trade, and its lasting effect on the United States.
Learn how Reconstruction policies affected people in the South, including liberated slaves.
Slavery may have ended with the Civil War, but the Confederacy’s defeat marked the beginning of a new kind of oppression.
“Separate but equal?” Explore where this phrase comes from and learn about segregation, civil rights, and the famous trial case, Brown vs. Board of Education.
Learn about the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s—what it is, why it’s important, and how its legacy continues.
Profiles in Activism
This activist’s courage and persistence helped secure passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, an important victory in the fight for equal rights.
Discover #42—the great athlete and pioneer for social justice who led the way to ending segregation in baseball.
While Martin Luther King Jr. championed nonviolent protest and equality for all, Malcolm X took a more forceful approach.
Explore the inspiring life of this Civil Rights activist, and discover how his non-violent protests led to Supreme Court decisions banning segregation.
At a time of deep racial segregation in America, Detroit songwriter Berry Gordy had a vision of bringing Black musicians into the mainstream. So, he founded Motown Records!
Discover the story of this champion boxer and beloved activist who grew up in the shadow of the Jim Crow South, and was shaped by its injustices.
As the first Black military pilots, these true American heroes battled Nazis abroad and discrimination back home.