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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
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
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
Examining Women in West Virginia History- A Timeline
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.
4th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
GEO-CUBE Facts: West Virginia Towns
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.
4th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Wheeling and The Big City Lesson 1
Eighth graders consider how immigration impacted the East. For this West Virginia history lesson, 8th graders research the effects of immigration on Wheeling, West Virginia. Students also gather information about immigration on a field trip to the West Virginia State History Museum.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Equality for One; Equality for All
Eighth graders examine the women's suffrage movement. In this West Virginia history lesson plan, 8th graders read "The Declaration of Sentiments," and discuss the main points of the document. Students then visit the West Virginia history museum and locate information about the women's suffrage movement in the state.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 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
Exploring West Virginia/Travel Guides
Learners investigate the history and significance of West Virginia. In this U.S. History lesson plan, students discuss the relevance of West Virginia's state parks, tourism, and wild life while reading travel guides about the state. Learners are given 1 class period to create a travel guide of their own based on their research.
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
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
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
In the Footsteps of West Virginia
Young scholars prepare for a visit to the West Virginia State Museum. In this West Virginia history activity, 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.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 16 Downloads
West Virginia Civil Rights and Jim Crow Laws
Students discover the significance of Jim Crow laws. In this West Virginia history lesson, 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.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 6 Views 19 Downloads
History of Business and Industry in West Virginia
Learners discover business and industries located in West Virginia. In this West Virginia history lesson, students research the West Virginia Encyclopedia in order to gather information about the industries of the state. Learners take notes on index cards that they use to create a time using the information gathered.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads