Pennsylvania is a beautiful place to call home. Ensure that you celebrate it in your classroom and explore the geography and landmarks just like the state social studies standards ask you to.
This Google Classroom™ resource includes images of each featured landmark with a brief history. I didn’t want this resource to take a lot of time to complete because I do understand that time is precious in the classroom so the readings are short.
I chose landmarks carefully as I didn’t want them to all be in the Philadelphia area nor did I want them all to be connected to the Revolutionary War. We’ve got a plethora of those landmarks. I wanted to find some different places.
Which landmarks are included?
This resource highlights 20 PA landmarks. These landmarks include:
- Independence Hall
- Valley Forge
- Eastern State Penitentiary
- Elfreth’s Alley
- State Capitol Building
- Johnstown Flood National Memorial
- Eisenhower National Historic Site
- Gettysburg Battlefield
- Gobbler’s Knob
- Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
- Reading Terminal
- Braddock Carnegie Library
- James Buchanan House (Wheatland)
- Drake Oil Well
- Meadowcroft Rockshelter
- Erie Land Light
- Kinzua Dam
- Kinzua Bridge
- Liberty Bell
A decision had to be made and I made it. No summary was included. I just didn’t think this resource required one. I just don’t believe that every learning opportunity needs to be accompanied by a writing assignment. You can always create one which is why I priced it lower despite being a Google Classroom™ resource.
This works well in a virtual classroom, for those pesky snow days, and in social studies centers when focusing on PA social studies.
This resource does NOT have a print-only version.
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