As a teacher, finding new and engaging ways to teach history can be a challenge. Fortunately, a podcast series aimed at kids in grades 2-5 has just been released, and it revolves around a fascinating figure in art history: Vincent Van Gogh. I created these podcast stories that your students can listen to along with an entire pack of reading, writing, and social studies materials to help you make teaching easier! I especially love these packs for days when you’re out and there is a sub in the room! 🙂
This pack includes articles, comprehension questions, primary sources, and two podcast story episodes, making it the perfect addition to the classroom. With the added bonus of making history fun and accessible, this podcast series is sure to be a hit with both students and teachers.
Here is one of the podcast stories included for your students:
The podcast is specifically designed to engage younger audiences with storytelling and helps to relay information in a more digestible way.
Primary sources and comprehension questions are also included.
The podcast stories are not only informative but also provide a greater insight into Van Gogh’s life, allowing students to form a deeper connection with his art. Through capturing students’ imaginations with storytelling and a first-hand look at the life of the artist, students may be more likely to gain an interest in the study of art overall. They might even find themselves inspired to visit the museum or create art of their own.
Learning about history through podcasts offers an alternative that is interactive, engaging, and fun. This new podcast pack about Vincent Van Gogh can be a useful for students in grades 2-5.
I hope this pack helps you and your students with reading, writing, comprehension, and social studies!
You can find the entire pack on TpT here.