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Wanted: A Just Right Government
What type of government did American colonists gain and seek after gaining their independence after the Revolutionary War? Here is lesson that will guide your young learners through the new nation's progression from the Articles of Confederation to the creation of the United States Constitution.
6th - 11th Social Studies & History 63 Views 48 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Speech in the Virginia Convention
“. . .different men often see the same subject in different lights. . .” but the great orator Patrick Henry used all the skills at his command to craft a speech to convince listeners to see things as he did--that liberty was worth dying for.
11th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 41 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Concern in East Virginia
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.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
A "Sweet" Lesson in Economics
Students discover how to determine the flavor of a jellybean using different key documents. For this economics lesson, students discuss Virginia economics and begin an activity in which they will help decide on the what jellybean flavors should represent Virginia.
6th - 8th Language Arts 9 Views 17 Downloads
The Settlement of the Chesapeake
Focusing on the Virginia and Maryland settlements in the 1600's, this presentation is a complete and thorough resource during a unit on Colonial America. It includes pictures, maps, and interesting discussion points for you to address with your history students.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 21 Views 58 Downloads
If you are a geology teacher in the state of Virginia, then this resource is right up your alley! It examines the five geologic provinces of Virginia: The Coastal Plain, The Piedmont, The Blue Ridge Mountains, The Valley and Ridge Province, and The Appalachian Plateau.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
West Virginia Vocabulary Word Jumble
Do you live in West Virginia? Give your learners this fun word jumble to unscramble. Different words associated with the state are included like Beckley, cardinal, Knotts, and rifles. It's a great resource to include if your school has a Civil War day.
2nd - 5th Language Arts 7 Views 10 Downloads
Inspecting Virginia Pines
Students generate scientific observations of pine trees. In this pine tree activity, students explore pine trees native to Virginia. Students take a nature walk making scientific observations about the plants and trees they encounter. Using a microscope, students investigate the cellular structure of objects acquired during the nature walk.
5th - 7th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
A Timeline of Early American History
Learners explore the history of Virginia. In this lesson plan on early statehood, students view several PowerPoint presentations and then research, design and create a classroom time line of Early American history. This lesson plan includes several activities, multiple slide-shows, and primary resources.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 23 Views 134 Downloads
Notable West Virginian Research Project
What do Pearl S. Buck, Stonewall Jackson, and Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. have in common? Why, they are all famous West Virginians, of course. Researchers visit the Famous West Virginians website and select an individual to use as the focus of an extended project.
9th - 11th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Was Congress’s Violation of the First Amendment During the McCarthy Era Justified?
“I have in my hand 57 cases of individuals who would appear to be either card carrying members or certainly loyal to the Communist Party. . .” Senator Joseph McCarthy certainly stirred the pot with his claims. The result was a series of legislative actions that put McCarthy in the spotlight and First Amendment rights in jeopardy.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History 32 Views 35 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Mapping West Virginia
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.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
The Virginia Declaration of Rights: A Blueprint for Liberty"
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 16 Downloads
Landmarks in West Virginia
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.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Guess the Year (Time): Using Historical Sources to be a Virginia History Sleuth
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.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Government in Contemporary Virginia
Students explore U.S. growth by examining photographs. In this U.S. government activity, 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.
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 12 Downloads
Examining Women in West Virginia History- A Timeline
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.
4th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads