5 Cool Learning Opportunities in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania played a vital geographic and strategic role in holding together the states of the newly formed Union in early America. Today, the state continues to be of key importance to the social, economic and political development of the United States. Learn all about the ways you can extend these lessons to your students while visiting. The Keystone State awaits!
One Liberty Observation Deck | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
One Liberty Observation Deck is everything you could look for to engage students: Innovative. Interactive. Hashtaggable. Checking out One Liberty is an educational experience like no other, offering magnificent views of Philadelphia’s present as well as glimpses into the city’s proud culture. Even better? You can rest assured your itinerary won’t change due to the weather; the enclosed observation deck is the perfect place to visit rain, shine or snow—morning, noon or night.
Roundtop Mountain Resort | Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
A visit to Roundtop Mountain Resort is the ideal way to combine serious fun with scientific subject areas. In the winter, skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing take center stage. Students can snow tube to their heart’s content while they engage with teacher-developed curriculum focusing on speed/velocity, acceleration, force, energy and the scientific method.
Spirit of Philadelphia | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Teach students about the history of Philadelphia from a whole new perspective—the iconic waterways of the Delaware River! Whether you’re planning an educational outing specific to your curriculum or an unforgettable celebration for your students, Spirit of Philadelphia delivers a dynamic, engaging experience in a fun and safe environment.
Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center | Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Students can remember the Battle of Gettysburg and stand right where soldiers did during this historic event. A guided battlefield tour, led by a highly-trained Licensed Battlefield Guide, takes students on a journey through a story of conflict, conciliation and remembrance.
Dorney Park | Allentown, Pennsylvania
Dorney Park brings the classroom to life at Thrill U, where more than 100 rides and attractions provide a math and science learning experience that’s pure fun. The park has worked with leading educators and subject-matter experts to offer the best in content and impact for student learning at all grades and levels.
Written by Sarah Suydam, Staff Writer for Teach & Travel.
Photo courtesy of J. Fusco for visit Philadelphia.