Free social studies videos on BrainPOP (no trial or subscription needed to watch):
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And just to give you an idea of how vast the BrainPOP video library is, here is a list of all titles available to watch with a free trial or subscription (as of March 2008). Or, check out some of the social studies titles below:
BrainPOP: Adolf Hitler, Agricultural Revolution, Airport Security, Albert Einstein, Amelia Earhart, American Revolution, Anne Frank, Apartheid, Armed Forces, Assembly Line, Athens, Baseball, Bill of Rights, Black Death, Branches of Government, Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Bullying, Causes of the American Revolution, Cesar Chavez, Chocolate, Civil Rights, Civil War, Civil War Causes, Cleopatra, Cold War, Communism, Continents of the World, Credit Cards, Daylight Saving Time, Declaration of Independence, Democracy, Egyptian Pharaohs, Fall of the Roman Empire, Feminism, Fighting Hunger, Football, French Revolution, Frida Kahlo, Gas and Oil, Geography Themes, George Washington, Gold Rush, Great Depression, Great Depression Causes, Great Wall of China, Greek Gods, Guns, Halloween, Helen Keller, Holocaust, Homer, How a Bill Becomes a Law, Immigration, Industrial Revolution, Internet, Jackie Robinson, Korean War, Latitude and Longitude, League of Nations, Magna Carta, Malcolm X, Map Skills, Martin Luther King, Jr. , Miranda Rights, Money, Mount Everest, Mummies, Napoleon Bonaparte, Native Americans, New Deal, New Year's, North Pole, Olympics, Online Safety, Oprah Winfrey, Pax Romana, Pirates, Pocahontas, Political Beliefs, Presidential Election, Presidential Power, Queen Elizabeth I, Religion, Rise of the Roman Empire, Roman Republic, Scopes Monkey Trial, Seven Wonders, Slavery, South Pole, Stock and Shares, Stock Market, Sumerians, Supreme Court, Terrorism, Thanksgiving, Thirteen Colonies, Time Zones, U.S. Constitution, Underground Railroad, United Nations, Vietnam War, Voting, War, Winter Holidays, Women's Suffrage, World War I, World War II, World War II Causes
BrainPOP Jr: Abraham Lincoln, Ancient China, Columbus day, George Washington Carver, Harriet Tubman, Kindergarten, Local and State Governments, Mexico,
Needs and Wants, Pueblo, Reading Maps, Rights and Responsibilities, Rural, Suburban and Urban, School, Thanksgiving, U.S. Symbols.