Sleepy Hollow and Beyond with PBS Kids’ Wilson & Ditch

Wilson & DitchIn a previous post we introduced you to Wilson and Ditch, the two funny, energetic and talkative gopher brothers who travel America in their eco-powered van.   By following the signposts at Wilson & Ditch Digging America, you and students can travel to places as wide-reaching as Philadelphia, San Francisco Miami and the Grand Canyon to learn about geography and each location’s unique stories and facts.

This month visit the town of Sleepy Hollow, New York on Halloween with Wilson and Ditch for trick-or-treating and fun scares. They’ll discover that the legend of the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow originates from Washington Irving’s story rather than an historic event.  This short, fun video for grades K-2 and 3-5 is a motivating  reading/language arts and social studies’  resource that provides a chance for students to learn about Halloween lore and share their own trick-or-treat experiences and plans.

To learn about Wilson and Ditch’s weekly report from a new location whether with a new episode, podcast, blog entry or comic, view the teachers’ resource and activity guide.  You can also search for other PBS Teachers’ resources by type, subject and grade at http://www.pbs.org/teachers/search/advanced-search/ .

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