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Should limits be placed on freedom of speech in a time of national emergency? This is a question that has arisen at various points throughout the history of the United States, first originating with the Sedition Acts of 1798. Read about the events that led to the passage of this act and how the state legislatures of Virginia and Kentucky would subsequently resolve this act to be unconstitutional.
In this Virginia reading comprehension learning exercise, students read a multiple-page selection regarding the state and then respond to 10 true or false questions.
Students study Virginia's regions, including natural resources, transportion, industry, and geographic features. They construct a paragraph describing one of the four regions of Virginia.
Eleventh graders, in groups, analyze newspaper articles and then debate and discuss if Virginia should succeed from the Union or not.
Students investigate the statehood of West Virginia. In this activity on statehood, students use primary sources to examine the separation of Virginia from Wes Virginia. The activity incorporates a field trip as a means to put knowledge into action.
Fourth graders research slaves in Virginia during the Civil War. In this changes for African Americans lesson, 4th graders view images and discuss how their position and power has changed over time.  
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 11 short answer questions about the life of Virginia Woolf. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
Fourth graders explore West Virginia. In this Unites States geography lesson, 4th graders discuss the type of land and the cities in West Virginia. Students create two overlays, with transparencies, that show the natural land and the cities and towns. Students have small group discussions. Excellent black line masters are embedded in this lesson.
Young scholars examine the inception of the Bill of Rights. In this civil liberty lesson, students use vocabulary and primary sources to critically explore the Bill of Rights. Young scholars will examine the Virginia Declaration of Rights as a milestone in the development of colonial government.
Young scholars write, adapt, and compose a song related to the West Virginia State Museum.  In this music instructional activity, students create a composition for a work of  visual art. Young scholars incorporate major and minor melodies.
Students research the landmarks of West Virginia. In this West Virginia lesson, students read about landmarks, historic places, and historic markers in the West Virginia Encyclopedia. They work in groups of 3 and teach their fellow group members what they have learned. 
Fourth graders interpret historical sources. In this Virginia history lesson, 4th graders investigate images relating to the state's history and try to determine what they represent. Students learn about the events they represent as they guess the year that they happened.
Students identify how cultural landscapes reflect beliefs, customs, and architecture of people living in those areas. Then they identify that Virginia developed a unique culture different from that of England. Students also research places in the early colony of Virginia that illustrate how the culture of Virginia reflected American Indian, African, and European origins.
Students explore U.S. growth by examining photographs. In this U.S. government lesson, students discuss the American Revolution and the impact it had on colonial Virginia and 20th century America. Students view photographs and documents from colonial Virginia and create captions for the images.
Students complete a research assignment on an event in history.  In this West Virginia history lesson, students learn about important West Virginia events in history dealing with women.  Students research one event in West Virginia history regarding women and present their findings to the class.  Students also create a living timeline using their event projects.
Students complete a research project. For this West Virginia towns lesson, students are assigned a town or city in West Virginia. Students draw a picture on a geocube to represent each area they researched. Students present their information to the class.
Fourth graders investigate the Reconstruction Period. In this Reconstruction Period lesson, 4th graders view photographs of Virginia during this period. Students understand the effects on life in Virginia.
Young scholars consider prices while planning a trip to Colonial Virginia. In this budgeting lesson, students construct an itinerary of events for a vacation. Young scholars are responsible for working within the approved budget.
Students explore historic West Virginia. In this US history lesson plan, students examine primary sources and political cartoons that depict the issues of statehood for West Virginia and the role that those played in the Civil War. This lesson plan includes multiple web resources, assessment, and an extension activity.
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Students may check some of their answers online.

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