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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.
Fourth graders access knowledge of mapping skills by finding Wheeling, West Virginia. In this West Virginia lesson, 4th graders research in groups to find information on a chosen topic. Students will find events for a timeline mural. Students report orally on their topics.
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.
Learners 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. Learners 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.
Fourth graders identify the various regions in the state of West Virginia. In this geography lesson plan, 4th graders choose a school from a different region to with which to communicate. Students exchange information about each region, including photos and memorabilia of their West Virginia region.
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.
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.
Fourth graders interpret historical sources. In this Virginia history instructional activity, 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.
Young scholars 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. Young scholars view photographs and documents from colonial Virginia and create captions for the images.