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Groundhog Day Teacher Resources

February 2nd – Groundhog Day – is the day to celebrate the continuation of winter or herald the approach of spring, depending on the groundhog and his shadow. Browse our lessons and printables to find academically relevant materials for your class. We have fun worksheets about shadows, information about the season of winter and the history of Groundhog Day, and other winter holidays resources.

Educational Videos

Groundhog Day Videos & Activities

Printables

Science and Art: Making Shadows
Science Fun: Shadow Match
Investigate Activity: Observing Shadows Caused by Sunlight
Weather Tales
A Shadow Record
Hand Shadows & Groundhog Day
Earth and Shadows: The Reasons for Seasons
History of Groundhog Day
February Fun

Shadows & Science

Groundhog Day: Hand Shadows
Creating Shadows
Shadow Drawings
How Are Shadows Made?
Examining Shadows at Noon
Me and My Shadow
How Do Shadows Change?
More Shadow Resources

Quizzes

Types of Snow Quiz
Winter Games Historical Facts Quiz
Groundhog Day Quiz
Winter Word Problems Quiz
More Winter Resources for Teachers

Weather Resources

Popular Science Printables, Grades 6-8
Summer Crossword Puzzle
Popular Weather Printables, Grades K-5
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Performance-Based Science Activities
Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
Weather Graph
More Weather Resources for Teachers

Spring Resources

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Life Cycle of Butterflies
Structure of a Typical Flower
The Sunflower
Describe the Rainy Day
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Tissue Flower Craft
More Spring Resources for Teachers

Winter Resources

Winter Solstice – Videos & Activities
Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
Groundhog Day Videos & Activities
Seasons Printables Slideshow
Seasons Printable Book (K-6)
Winter Crossword Puzzle
Science Reading Warm-Up: Mammals
More Winter Resources for Teachers

Other Winter Holidays

Chinese New Year Teacher Resources
Christmas – Teacher Resources
December Holidays Resources for Teachers
Hanukkah - Teacher Resources
Kwanzaa – Teacher Resources
New Year's – Teacher Resources
Presidents' Day Teacher Resources
Valentine's Day – Teacher Resources

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Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
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July Calendar of Events
July is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Canada Day (7/1), Independence Day (7/4/1776), World Population Day (7/11), Bastille Day in France (7/14), National Ice Cream Day (7/19), First Moon Landing (7/20/1969), World War I Began (7/28/1914), Author J.K. Rowling's Birthday (7/31/1965). Plus, celebrate Read an Almanac Month and Recreation and Parks Month all July long!

Videos
Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, and the environment. Enjoy!