Virginia and the Civil War
Fourth graders examine the role of Virginia in the Civil War. In groups, they examine a battle between the Union and Confederate armies. To end the lesson, they read a variety of primary sources and view photographs from the war.
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Look Out My Window. What Do You See?
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4th - 5th Social Studies & History
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3rd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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4th - 5th 21st Century Skills
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