Introduction to Victorian Valentines
Students explore the history of Valentine's Day and how paper valentines became a tradition in Victorian times. Using a photo organizer, they select photos using tags. They use a software program to create a special image for their valentines.
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Victorian Valentines Lesson Plan
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