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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.
In this Virginia reading comprehension worksheet, students read a multiple-page selection regarding the state and then respond to 10 true or false questions.
Students investigate the statehood of West Virginia. In this lesson on statehood, students use primary sources to examine the separation of Virginia from Wes Virginia. The lesson 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.  
Students 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. Students will examine the Virginia Declaration of Rights as a milestone in the development of colonial government.
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 plan, 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 plan.
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 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. 
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 plan, 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. In this West Virginia towns instructional activity, 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.
Students explore historic West Virginia. In this US history lesson, 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 includes multiple web resources, assessment, and an extension activity.
First graders discover how to dance the Virginia Reel.  In this dance lesson, 1st graders work as partners to dance the Virginia Reel in front of an audience.  Students analyze how the audience may behave and the patterns within the dance.
In this online interactive literature instructional activity, 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.
In this West Virginia reading comprehension instructional activity, learners read a 2-page selection regarding the state and then respond to 10 true or false questions
In this online interactive literature instructional activity, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about the life and accomplishments of Virginia Woolf.
Tenth graders study the products and industries of five major geographic regions in Virginia. They use web based resources to examine maps of Virginia and to make a large classroom map which they label with the products and industries. As a final product, they design a brochure that details the information from the lessons.
Young scholars prepare for a visit to the West Virginia State Museum. In this West Virginia history lesson, students research the individuals whose leadership impacted the state. Young scholars create multimedia projects featuring the individuals they researched and role-play their characters for their classmates.
Third graders observe the five geographic regions of Virginia which have distinctive characteristics based on their landforms and bodies of water. They then describe the types of landforms and bodies of water in the region where they live.

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