Use this movie to teach your kids about the mass protests happening in cities around the world. Source: |

Note to parents and educators: this topic seeks to address common questions children might have about the current #BlackLivesMatter protests in response to the death of George Floyd and other Black Americans. Because it describes racist violence, please preview the movie before watching it with young children.

Your children might have been hearing about huge demonstrations in cities across the country and around the world. The protests are in response to the death of George Floyd, a Black man killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

“Black Lives Matter” is both a rallying cry at the protests and a human rights organization that demands an end to violence against Black people in America. It began in 2013 when three Black activists, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi, used the hashtag after Trayvon Martin’s killer went unpunished.

It became a mass protest movement in 2014 when Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri. It has continued to fight against structural racism and its effects in our society.


Visit the #BlackLivesMatterProtests topic on #BrainPOP for accompanying creative and instructional tools that develop higher-order thinking skills in kids K–12:

For tips on how to discuss the issues raised in this movie, see this post from our blog:


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