Virtual Field Trip: Memorial Day
⭐️Let’s all take a field trip! In this Virtual Field Trip, students take a trip to Arlington National Cemetery for an exciting and educational cross-curricular exploration for Memorial Day! Students will learn about the history of Arlington National Cemetery and Memorial Day, the Arlington House, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Gravesite of President John F. Kennedy.
⭐️This virtual field trip in Google Slides & Seesaw contains embedded videos (Google) & video links (Seesaw), images, reading passages, exercises, writing activities, and more.
⭐️This resource integrates a variety of social studies, and reading skills. Students also complete reading and writing assignments along with watching videos and completing thought-provoking exercises. Incorporates key reading comprehension, writing, multimedia, interdisciplinary 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 – This virtual field trip helps students understand more about the world around them and uses writing prompts to explore their reactions and ideas.
1. The United States Military Passage
2. What is Memorial Day? Video
3. Arlington National Cemetery Video
4. Remembrance Scrapbook
5. Arlington House
6. Who was Robert E. Lee? Video
7. Look Inside! Arlington House Tour
8. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Passage
9. Residents of Arlington Cemetery
10. Let’s Read! The Poppy Lady
11. Changing of the Guard Video
12. How to Become a Sentinel
13. Guard Commander Inspection
14. Who Was John F. Kennedy?
15. John F. Kennedy’s Gravesite
16. The Eternal Flame
17. “Taps” Performance Video
18. More Notable Gravesites Interactive
19. More 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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