Virtual Field Trip: Black History - Google Slides & Seesaw

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With covid the kids don't get field trips or even have people come in. this at least give them a chance to see different things.
Loved this resource! I used it as an extension resource to expose my students to more information that may not have been included in our daily lessons.
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⭐️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 video links, 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 links to 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. I recommend embedding the videos to avoid ads and other content that may be inappropriate. Instructions for embedding the videos are included and it should only take a few minutes. Also, keep in mind that any links to third-party content may be changed or removed by the content owner. All 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.

What's Included?

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

14. Reflection

15. Other Places to Explore!

Answer Key Included

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.

Time to Complete:

This virtual field trip takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete. The time it takes to complete can vary based on your students. It can be completed in one session or broken up into multiple sessions.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).


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