Virtual Field Trip to Punxsutawney Groundhog Day
⭐️Let’s all take a field trip! In this Virtual Field Trip, students take a trip to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania for a cross-curricular experience! Students will learn about the city, groundhogs, the history and traditions of Groundhog Day, and the science of shadows and weather predictions. This virtual field trip in Google Slides and contains embedded videos, images, reading passages, exercises, writing activities, and more.
⭐️This resource integrates a variety of social studies and scientific analysis and comprehension 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, science, 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 Format – 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 & Science – Virtual field trip helps students understand more about the world around them and uses writing prompts to explore their reactions and ideas.
1. What is Groundhog Day? Passage
2. Create a Scrapbook!
3. Groundhog Day History Video & Questions
4. Pennsylvania Video
5. Punxsutawney Virtual Tours
6. Gobbler’s Knob 2020 Prediction Video
7. All About Groundhogs! Video
8. Words To Know!
9. Meet the Inner Circle!
10. Groundhog Directed Drawing
11. What are Shadows? Video
12. Following the Sun Video
13. Let’s Predict! Weather Analysis
14. Send a Postcard!
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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