• October

    Columbus Day ship

     October 12

    Fire Prevention Week - October 8-14, 2017
    National Fire Prevention Week - October 8-14

    Red Ribbon Week 2017


    Halloween Jack-o-lantern
    October Days
    Hispanic Heritage Month

    October Curriculum


    Keep this list of BrainPOP movies handy, and check the BrainPOP Educators online Curriculum Calendar additional tie-ins.


      October 7: Happy Ada Lovelace Day! Learn about the "Enchantress of Numbers" and delve deeper into Computer History

    October 9: Stop, drop, and roll ... Fire Prevention Week begins today. Show our Fire (BrainPOP) and Fire Safety (K-3) movies. Also, John Lennon would have been 71 today. "Imagine" with our Beatles movie.

    October 10 : It's Columbus Day. Learn more about the holiday (BrainPOP Jr.) and its namessake (BrainPOP).

    October 11: "First Lady of the World" Eleanor Roosevelt was born today in 1884.

    October 14: In honor of e.e. cummings's 1894 birthday, get poetic with some Similes and Metaphors.  

    October 16: Word up! It's Dictionary Day; show our Dictionary and Thesaurus movie.

    October 19: Talk about "Black Monday" and the 1987 Stock Market crash. On a happier note, take comfort in Baseball; the World Series begins today!

    October 21: Scientist Alfred Nobel was born on this date in 1833; learn about the prize that bears his name. Forty-six years later, Thomas Edison debuted a bright idea: the first workable electric light. 

    October 22:  President John F. Kennedy publicly announced the Cuban Missile Crisis on this date in 1962. And in 1836, Sam Houston became president of the Republic of Texas. Find out more in our Mexican-American War movie.

    October 23: It's music to your ears! Show our MP3 movie and celebrate the introduction of the iPod 10 years ago today.

    October 24: The United Nations began operations on this date in 1945.

    October 25: On artist Pablo Picasso's birthday, watch our Cubism movie and see the world from all angles.

    October 26: Today marks Diwali, the important Hindu holiday known as the "festival of lights." The K-3 topic Fall touches on it as well.

    October 27: Speak softly and carry a big stick: 26th U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt was born today in 1858.

    October 28: The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886. Show BrainPOP Jr.'s Statue of Liberty movie and learn more.

    October 29: It's the anniversary of the 1929 Stock Market crash. Learn about its impact in our Great Depression movie.

    October 30: Second U.S. President John Adams was born on this date in 1735.

    October 31: Happy Halloween! BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. both have movies on the origins of this holiday.