Lesson Plan

Influence of Geography on the Migration of Virginians

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Sixth graders study how geography influenced the westward migration of Virginians. They review the settlement patterns of early Virginians before discussing reasons why people move away from an area. Looking at maps, they determine how geographic features affected migration before examining how traditions, ideas, and cultures move with the settlers.

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