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.
A groundhog just chomped down on a Wisconsin mayor’s ear
Groundhog Day 2016: Punxsutawney Phil sees no shadow, predicts early spring is from The Washington Post.
Groundhog Day 2016: Did Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow? is from Vox.
Groundhog Day: Bringing The Celebration Out Of The Shadows is from NPR.
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.
Brilliant @austinkleon piece: To understand the secret to doing great work, watch Billy Murray’s Groundhog Day. https://t.co/YQDouisHCt
— Daniel Pink (@DanielPink) February 3, 2017
Groundhog Day: Behind The Scenes With Punxsutawney Phil’s ‘Inner Circle’ is from NPR.
#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.
@Yummymath has you covered https://t.co/8A4ry33gyh
— 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
New on @axiosvisuals: "Punxsutawney Phil has an exceptional track record" https://t.co/k1CSLwb7zH
— Interactive Journalism (@InteractiveFeed) January 28, 2023
The bizarre history of Groundhog Day is from CNN.
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FYI HOLTSVILLE HAL GROUNDHOG DAY Web Site
Suffolk County’s Long Island Greatest Web Site
I believe you haven’t seen the best yet…… This site is like no other. Created for the families and children that came together and saved a large Children’s Park & Zoo
from being closed and possibly sold off. Some 35,000 people from all over the globe joined in and stopped this great park from polititions who had no vision
of the magnitude this place touches and has touched for 3 generations.
Groundhog Day in the death of winter has become the key to the future for
future generations of children to put down the electronics and enjoy their families
and learn. http://www.holtsvillehal.org See for yourself ! Happy Groundhog Day to All !
The Lutz Children’s Museum in Manchester, CT also has a great Groundhog’s Day Celebration. http://lutzmuseum.org/
Groundhogs day is one of my favorite holidays and I have been looking for a long time for a way to share it in the classroom but in an educational way. Thanks for the great ideas!