October Holidays and Activities

October 5th—World and International Teacher’s Day

2nd Monday—Columbus Day http://familycrafts.about.com/cs/octoberholidays/l/bloct11th.htm

Columbus Virtual Field Trip  Christopher Columbus and Other Famous People

October 19thStar Spangled Banner First Sung In 1814.

October 28th—Statue of Liberty’s birthday http://familycrafts.about.com/cs/octoberholidays/l/bloct28th.htm

Statue of Liberty

Constitutional Virtual Field Trip in Philadelphia

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Math–

The Hotlist for Virtual Field Trips list these math-related e-trips:

Check out the hotlist home page for other virtual field trips in a variety of subject areas.

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Science–

Explore the Human Heart http://www.fi.edu/learn/heart/index.html

Other Science e-trips: http://www.scdsb.edu.on.ca/resources/citi/virtual.html

Marine Life: As a class, watch video highlights from the Winter’s Tail Webcast that aired on October 7, 2009. Your students will learn about marine wildlife as well as invaluable lessons in resilience, compassion, and friendship.

http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3752495 Virtual Field Trip Teaching Guide

http://www.scholastic.com/winterstail/ Virtual Field trip–Winter’s Tail–A visit to Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Florida–October 2009

Making Maple Syrup—visit http://www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org/free-curriculum-details/details-979.html for a Virtual Tour of how maple trees are tapped for sap and then how it is turned into maple syrup.  The first video pops up automatically.  Click on the above link and then scroll down for the video.  The first video is just under 10 minutes, quite interesting, and plays Christian music in the background.  There are also links on the page for making snow candy, as well as links for great language arts themed lessons, crosswords, word searches, etc.

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Literature–

Activities and resources for a unit study of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory http://www.teachervision.fen.com/literature/activity/7060.html

Another Charlie and the Chocolate Factory virtual tour http://trackstar.4teachers.org/trackstar/ts/viewTrackMembersFrames.do;jsessionid=E65FDA8F8D82B271DF565C2E55A3DA77?number=61930&password=

Hershey’s Chocolate Factory Tour http://www.hersheys.com/discover/tour_video.asp

Tour of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory http://www.wonka.com/#/home

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Music–

Violin Factory Tour

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Holidays–

Christmas Around the World Virtual Field Trip http://www.tramline.com/tours/cross/xmas/_tourlaunch1.htm

Visit a Virtual Christmas Tree Farm http://www.christmastrees.on.ca/education/virtual-tree-farm.html

New Year’s Eve or July 4th firework displays:

http://www.pyroinnovations.com/videos.html This site has some rather large downloads but includes live shows for New Year’s and the 4th of July at various locations. They also have videos on setting up for firework shows.

http://mashable.com/2009/07/04/fireworks-youtube/ This link has 7 firework shows that are on Youtube.

http://www.kented.org.uk/ngfl/festivals/fireworks/ This site has “make your own” fireworks display online, as well as teaching resources.

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