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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.
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.
Learners complete a research assignment on an event in history. In this West Virginia history activity, 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.
Students complete a research project. In 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.
Learners explore historic West Virginia. For 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.
In this West Virginia reading comprehension instructional activity, students read a 2-page selection regarding the state and then respond to 10 true or false questions
Students prepare for a visit to the West Virginia State Museum. In this West Virginia history instructional activity, students research the individuals whose leadership impacted the state. Students create multimedia projects featuring the individuals they researched and role-play their characters for their classmates.
Students discover the significance of Jim Crow laws. In this West Virginia history instructional activity, students research Internet and print sources in order to respond to questions on a worksheet titled, "The Fight for Civil Rights: Jim Crow Laws in West Virginia."
Pupils discover business and industries located in West Virginia. In this West Virginia history instructional activity, students research the West Virginia Encyclopedia in order to gather information about the industries of the state. Pupils take notes on index cards that they use to create a time using the information gathered.
Eighth graders investigate the settlement of West Virginia. For this West Virginia history lesson, 8th graders research styles of forts that were built in the state. Students design and construct model forts.
Students study the impact of Civil War battles on West Virginia. In this West Virginia lesson, students research Civil War battles that occurred in the state and present the information to their classmates. Students note where the battles were fought, the leaders in the battles, and the outcomes of the battles.
Eighth graders examine the history of West Virginia African Americans. In this West Virginia history instructional activity, 8th graders read selected articles about African-Americans in West Virginia. Students record facts from the articles and present the main points of the articles to their classmates.
Students compare and contrast music about West Virginia. In this West Virginia history lesson plan, students analyze popular music so that they may gain an understanding of the relationships between songs and history. Students then create their own songs about West Virginia after they have visited the West Virginia State Museum.
Students explore the wildlife of West Virginia. In this public health lesson, students research Internet and print sources for information about wildlife native to West Virginia. Students present information about the animals and their habitats to their classmates.
High schoolers analyze the contributions of West Virginia governors. In this West Virginia history lesson, students research Internet and print sources for information about the lives of selected governors. High schoolers create brochures that feature the governors.
Students analyze transportation systems. In this West Virginia history lesson, students research Internet and print sources to determine how covered bridges prompted western expansion in the state. Students build replicas of covered bridges.
Eighth graders examine the industrialization of West Virginia. In this West Virginia history lesson, 8th graders create documentaries that feature the lives of timber, chemical, glass, or natural gas workers in the state. Students compare their finished products to exhibits in the West Virginia State Museum.
Students prepare for a visit to the West Virginia State Museum. For this West Virginia history lesson, students research the Morse Code and telegraph. Students create their own Morse Code and discuss communication history prior to visiting the state museum's exhibit that features the Wheeling Intelligencer.
In this recalling facts about West Virginia worksheet, students use the letters that spell the name of the state to write an acrostic poem. Students create 1 poem.