Characteristics of Regions of Virginia
Students explore and identify the characteristics and locations of the five regions of Virginia. They research different cities and their features. Students create a map of the region they selected.
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The Chesapeake Bay in Captain John Smith's Time
When Captain John Smith visited the Chesapeake Bay in the summer of 1608, what types of animals and habitats did he encounter? Your young historians will analyze primary source documents to answer this question, as well as compare the...
4th - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Growth of a Nation
Young historians explore the identity of the early United States in this four-part instructional activity series. Working in groups of three, students research the political, economic, and cultural atmosphere of each member of the...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Landscape Long Ago and Today
Combine a fantastic review of primary source analysis with a study of Captain John Smith's influence on the Chesapeake Bay region in the seventeenth century. Your young historians will use images, a primary source excerpt, and maps...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
World History and Geography: 1500 A.D. (C.E.) to the Present
Intended to help Virginia teachers align their curriculum to the state's history and social science standards, this packet provides a wealth of materials for any social studies or science instructor. Loaded with plans, suggestions for...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History
In the Footsteps of West Virginia
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...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
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...
5th - 6th Social Studies & History
Introduction to Europe's Languages & Religions
The question posed to the class is, "What makes a group?" The answer to that question results in a better understanding of the nature of culture. Race, location, religion, language, and group identification are explored as children pair...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable