This week, we released a brand new virtual field trip that allowed classrooms around the country to travel to Philadelphia, PA, and tour the Museum of the American Revolution! Even better? The field trip was hosted by the bestselling author of the beloved I Survived series, Lauren Tarshis!
Lauren walked students through the museum, showing off incredible artifacts (including the tent General George Washington used throughout the war!) and talking with museum curators. (Click here to watch!)
To help teachers bring the lessons to life, Scholastic created LOTS of materials, including:
- A classroom kit for the virtual field trip
- Frequently asked questions about the virtual field trip
- A complete lesson plan for grades 3-5 from Top Teaching blogger Genia Connell
- A free Storyworks narrative nonfiction article "Blood, Smoke and Freedom," about the experiences of one of the young soldiers featured in the Virtual Field trip, available for the following grade levels: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8
- An excerpt from I Survived: The American Revolution, 1776
- A teacher review of I Survived: The American Revolution, 1776
- An interview with Lauren Tarshis
- An activity sheet for students to create their own survival kits
- A Book Boys video all about I Survived: The American Revolution, 1776
We heard from so many classrooms who tuned in to watch — here are a few of the posts we received on social media!
Our virtual field trip with @laurenTarshis was amazing! They loved every minute! Their eyes only left the board to record their wonderful questions and thoughts. My favorite question was when is Lauren Tarshis coming to @FranconeElem ? #falconssoar #beyondthebattlefield pic.twitter.com/ZHiM13cewG— Keirstin Secrest (@Mrs_K_Secrest) February 8, 2018
We got to virtually visit the American Revolution Museum today in Philadelphia, to extend our current read aloud by @laurenTarshis , I Survived the American Revolution! Thank you @Scholastic @OgleElem #extendingourlearning #virtualfieldtrip #makinggreatconnections pic.twitter.com/zMM2AE2LXL— Mrs.Alonso’s Class (@Msmariettasroom) February 7, 2018
Thank you @laurenTarshis for our behind the scenes Virtual field trip of Museum of the American Revolution and sharing important stories of perseverance that are apart of our American history! @Scholastic #BeyondTheBattlefield #BEhistorical pic.twitter.com/yDitFJ0fDe— Crystal Davis (@MrsDavis_BW) February 7, 2018
We enjoyed reading the Storyworks article "Blood, Smoke, and Freedom" to get ready for our virtual field trip with Lauren Tarshis to The Museum Of The American Revolution! #beyondthebattlefield pic.twitter.com/0AOjcqHyzH— Mrs. Nourse (@MrsNourse5) February 7, 2018
#BeyondTheBattlefield @Scholastic We loved today's virtual field trip to the Mueseum of the American Revolution @laurenTarshis @PineviewPaws #reedsburgpride #fifthgrade @ReedsburgSD pic.twitter.com/lsgXWzbEam— Katie Williams (@5thwithWilliams) February 7, 2018
Thank you @Scholastic and @laurenTarshis for organizing #beyondthebattlefield! My Ss are loving their journey to 1776 with the virtual field trip to the @AmRevMuseum! This has sparked a new interest in American history for my Ss! pic.twitter.com/OyFzgy0dEF— Amanda Klare, NBCT (@klarebeechwood) February 8, 2018
The virtual field trip is available for streaming any time for your classroom right here. We hope you enjoy this journey through history!