Want to teach your students tons of language skills as your wander the halls of the White House? Well, now you can!
Your students will love embarking on this fascinating, language-rich, virtual field trip to the White House! In turn, you will love that it’s no prep, motivating, filled with language skills, Common-Core aligned, and designed to last over the course of the year!
Through the use photographs, diagrams and non-fiction passages as well as 14 QR Codes and hyperlinks, this 70-page packet will bring your field trip to life through the use of multiple media sources including:
★ SafeShare Videos:
Step into the Situation Room, meet the Marine Sentries guarding the President, step into the White House garden and so much more!
Learn about the fascinating rooms throughout the White House
★ Virtual Strolls:
Wander the halls of the White House and learn about its incredible history!
★ Non-fiction passages:
Learn surprising facts about White House history and details about its incredible rooms.
This packet is can be used in printed or digital formats
(i.e. touchscreen). If you prefer printing it, QR Codes have been provided to make it an enjoyable and seamless journey! At the end of the packet there are additional printable V.I.P. passbook cards that students can use to “enter” each part of the White House with their QR codes.
This comprehensive and exciting trip includes:
★ Student Invitation
to the White House from the White House Chief of Staff with a Welcome Video from the First Lady
★ WH Questions
to assess prior knowledge about the White House
★ Activity to generate questions
about the White House
★ Executive functioning practice
as students plan the journey
passages (followed by questions/answers)
★ Making prediction activities
about White House rooms with room diagram
★ Actual White House room photographs
rooms (questions and answers)
★ Writing practice
with a letter to the President.
★ Multiple skills
as students “Apply for the Job” (followed by questions/answers)
★ Virtual Strolls
? with web resource with questions
★ Reflection activities
about what students learned.
★ V.I.P. Passbook Rings
(optional print-out with QR codes for fun, easy access to media content).
★ Common Core Alignment Chart
linking activities in the packet to Common Core Standards.
Language Skills Targeted
★ Content-Area Vocabulary
★ Context Clues
★ Main Idea
★ Asking and Answering WH Questions
★ Oral Language
★ Auditory and Reading Comprehension
★ Written Language
★ Comparing and Contrasting
This exciting, interactive, no-prep
virtual field trip will allow your students to benefit from experiential learning without ever leaving your classroom!
This packet grants educators the flexibility needed to utilize it in either digital or printed forms. It has never been so easy to simultaneously target a multitude of language goals and Common Core Standards over the course of so many educational sessions! Perhaps best of all, the easily accessible and engaging variety of media presented in this packet will allow your students to fully internalize the language skills creatively presented.
Please be sure to download the preview file for a closer look!
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