Brain-Pop Resources

Antiracism Resources

Free Resources for Supporting Antiracist Education

BrainPOP is committed to combating racism by creating content that examines the long and 

Brain POP made the following resources FREE to access.

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

Profiles in Activism

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

Learn about this courageous abolitionist’s life and her work on the Underground Railroad.

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

Explore the story of a barrier-breaking ballplayer who brought his message of equality to America.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

He had a dream! Watch to discover what it was and how this Civil Rights leader paved the way for generations to come.

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

Discover the story of this courageous activist who sat down in order to stand up for equal rights. 

Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges

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

Slavery

Slavery

Explore the rise and abolition of the African slave trade, and its lasting effect on the United States.

Discussion Prompts

Reconstruction

Reconstruction

Learn how Reconstruction policies affected people in the South, including liberated slaves.

Discussion Prompts

Jim Crow

Jim Crow

Slavery may have ended with the Civil War, but the Confederacy’s defeat marked the beginning of a new kind of oppression.

Discussion Prompts

Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka

Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka

“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.

Discussion Prompts

Civil Rights

Civil Rights

Learn about the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s—what it is, why it’s important, and how its legacy continues.

Discussion Prompts

Profiles in Activism

Fannie Lou Hamer

Fannie Lou Hamer

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.

Discussion Prompts

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

Discover #42—the great athlete and pioneer for social justice who led the way to ending segregation in baseball. 

Discussion Prompts

Malcolm X

Malcolm X

While Martin Luther King Jr. championed nonviolent protest and equality for all, Malcolm X took a more forceful approach.

Discussion Prompts

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Explore the inspiring life of this Civil Rights activist, and discover how his non-violent protests led to Supreme Court decisions banning segregation.

Discussion Prompts

Motown

Motown

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!

Discussion Prompts

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

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.

Discussion Prompts

Tuskegee Airmen

Tuskegee Airmen

As the first Black military pilots, these true American heroes battled Nazis abroad and discrimination back home. 

Discussion Prompts

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2020 Intrado Corporation. All rights reserved.