Virtual Field Trip: Black History
⭐️Let’s all take a field trip! In this Virtual Field Trip, students visit four monuments dedicated to Black people who overcame adversity and made profound impacts in history. Throughout this journey, students explore the importance of Black history while learning about the life and achievements of the people behind the monuments. Students will be immersed in the powerful writing of James Baldwin, the moving dance and choreography of Alvin Ailey, the emotional music of Nina Simone, and the record-breaking career of Wilma Rudolph. This virtual field trip in Google Slides & Seesaw contains embedded videos (Google) & video links (Seesaw), images, reading passages, exercises, writing activities, and more to engage students in Black history and its importance.
⭐️This resource integrates a variety of history and reading skills. Students also complete reading and writing assignments along with watching videos and completing thought-provoking exercises. It incorporates key reading comprehension, writing, multimedia, social studies, and other skills.
*Please note: This resource includes YouTube videos, so ensure you and your students have access to YouTube before purchasing. Although great care has been taken to ensure all content is appropriate for the stated grade levels, each classroom is unique and it is recommended that teachers review all content prior to use. This resource uses links to third party content that may be changed or removed by the content owner. Links are reviewed regularly; however, if you find a broken link, please let me know so I can update the resource accordingly.
✏️Google Slides & Seesaw Formats – These interactive formats are perfect for classroom and distance learning. Slides are interactive and can be used as a fun and engaging exercise within the classroom or remotely.
✏️Engaging Interactive Maps & Virtual Video Tours – Interactive maps & virtual video tours take students inside the action.
✏️Reading Comprehension – Integrates key reading skills like compare & contrast, multimedia, multiple sources, and more.
✏️Writing, Social Studies, & Art – This virtual field trip helps students understand more about the world around them and uses writing prompts to explore their reactions and ideas.
1. Celebrating Black History!
2. Figures & Monuments
3. Mapping Black History
4. James Baldwin
5. Civil Rights Leaders
6. Alvin Ailey
7. American Dance Theater
8. Styles of Dance
9. Nina Simone
10. Nina Simone Plaza
11. Wilma Rudolph
12. Breaking Records
13. Compare and Contrast
15. Other Places to Explore!
Answer Key Included
Take a closer look at what this virtual field trip looks like in this video preview.
This resource is suitable for the following grade levels:
- 2nd & 3rd Grade: With teacher modeling, whole class, or small groups.
- 4th & 5th Grade: Independent for on-level students.
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