West Virginia Coal - KWL
Fifth graders identify prior knowledge and pinpoint areas of interest for further research in relation to the use of coal for energy and the coal mining industry. They read books on coal and the coal mining industry.
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In the Footsteps of West Virginia
Students 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. Students create multimedia projects featuring the individuals...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Coal Mine Industrial Picture Analysis
Students observe coal mine pictures. In this US history activity, students analyze the pictures realizing that history is shown in pictures and then write a newspaper article about life in a coal town using the pictures as sources of...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History
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Class members are each assigned a state's natural resource to research. In pairs, they engage in silent debates: they pass a paper back and forth, writing a line on each turn about why their resource is most important. At the end,...
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