Groundhog Day is every February 2nd, and I thought I’d post a quick “The Best…” list of some links I put together for my class this week.
Here are my choices for The Best Resources For Groundhog Day (that are, of course, accessible to English Language Learners);
EL Civics has a Groundhog Day Lesson specifically designed for ELL’s.
5 Minute English has a short reading comprehension activity.
This is a simple explanation of the holiday.
Here’s a Groundhog Day Quiz.
See video of the Groundhog Day 2008 celebration.
Education World has a simple Internet Scavenger Hunt about Groundhog Day.
Punxsutawney Phil springs into action for Groundhog Day 2011 – in pictures comes from The Guardian.
Questions About the Groundhog is from The New York Times.
7 Things You Didn’t Know About Groundhogs comes from Scientific American.
Groundhog Day Videos & Activities is from Teacher Vision.
Groundhog Day 2013: ‘Punxsutawney Phil’ Predicts Early Spring is from ABC News.
Groundhog Day 2013: Famous Weather Predicting Groundhogs is a photo gallery from ABC.
40 years of groundhog forecasts, mapped is from The Washington Post.
Groundhog Day 2016: Punxsutawney Phil sees no shadow, predicts early spring is from The Washington Post.
Groundhog Day Spotlights America’s Favorite Weather Animal is from NBC News.
Groundhog Day is so silly. But as a groundhog scientist, I love it anyway. is from The Washington Post.
Here’s How Groundhog Day Got Started is from TIME.
— Daniel Pink (@DanielPink) February 3, 2017
#Trending – Happy Groundhog Day. Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow which means he predicts that Spring will come early. @GroundhogClub More trending videos at https://t.co/bHFSwmU7Nh. pic.twitter.com/JFxa1cz5nO
— CBS4 Miami (@CBSMiami) February 2, 2020
Punxsutawney Phil sees shadow, predicts six more weeks of winter is from The Washington Post.
— Jennifer Lawler (@jenniferklawler) February 2, 2021
Despite the cultural prominence of Groundhog Day, groundhogs have remained in a bit of a shadow. Now that’s changing thanks to new research examining their behavior.
“These guys are much more social than we thought,” one scientist said. https://t.co/BaojVuEIF2
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 2, 2022
— Interactive Journalism (@InteractiveFeed) January 28, 2023
The bizarre history of Groundhog Day is from CNN.