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Virginia and the Ratification of the Constitution

LESSON PLAN Grade Level High School Standards and Skills Virginia Standards of Learning: Virginia and US History; Civics and Economics; Virginia and US Government Standards of Learning: VUS.5a; VUS.5c; CE.2a; CE.2b; GOVT.2f; GOVT.4a Using Information Sources; Questioning and Critical Thinking Skills; Demonstrating Comprehension; Exercising Civic Responsibility; Comparing and Contrasting

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FOCUSED: What Can Images of Virginia Indians Tell Us About Cultural Resilience?

[caption id="attachment_38087" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Pamunkey school children posed in front of clapboard school building on the Pamunkey Reservation, Virginia. 1919; Frank Speck photograph collection, N12754; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.[/caption] LESSON PLAN Grade Level Upper Elementary, Middle Standards and Skills Virginia Sta

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How Did Women’s Fight for Freedom Impact the Law in Early America?

LESSON PLAN Grade Level Upper Elementary; Middle; High School Standards and Skills Virginia Standards of Learning: Virginia Studies; US History 1; Virginia and US History Standards of Learning: VS.4a; US1.5b; US1.5d; VUS.2b; VUS.3c Using Information Sources; Organizing Information; Questioning and Critical Thinking Skills; Comparing and Contrasting; Determining Cause and Effect; Making

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How Did Colonial Women Demonstrate Their Patriotism?

  LESSON PLAN Grade Level Elementary; Middle; High School Standards and Skills Virginia Standards of Learning: Virginia Studies; U.S. History 1; Virginia and US Government VUS.2; VUS.3; GOVT.2.d; GOVT.3 Using Information Sources; Organizing Information; Questioning and Critical Thinking Skills; Comparing and Contrasting; Determining Cause and Effect; Making Connections; Exercis

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Agents of Change

Teaching American Elections LESSON PLAN Grade Level 9-12 Standards and Skills Standards of Learning: VUS.5; GOVT.9; GOVT.5; GOVT.16 Synthesizing Evidence; Comparing and Contrasting; Identifying the Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship; Evaluating Critically the Quality, Accuracy and Validity of Information to Determine Misconceptions, Fact and Opinion, and Bias; Taking Knowledgeabl

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Using Primary Sources: John Pory’s Proceedings from the 1619 Assembly

How Do We Know What We Know About Representative Government? LESSON PLAN Grade Level Upper Elementary and Middle School Standards and Skills Virginia Standards of Learning: Virginia Studies; Civics & Economics US1; VS.3.a; VS.10.a; CE.2.b; CE.4; US1.4.b; US1.5 Using Information Sources; Questioning and Critical Thinking; Organizing Information; Making Connections; Demonstrate Comp

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Using Primary Sources: John Pory’s Proceedings from the 1619 General Assembly

What Can We Learn About People from the Laws They Pass? LESSON PLAN Grade Level High School Standards and Skills Virginia Standards of Learning: Virginia and US History; Virginia and US Government VUS.2; VUS.3; GOVT.2.d; GOVT.3 Using Information Sources; Questioning and Critical Thinking; Organizing Information; Making Connections; Demonstrate Comprehension; Comparing and Contrasting;

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What makes a good leader?

Download this lesson GRADE LEVEL Upper Elementary, Middle STANDARDS AND SKILLS Virginia Standards of Learning VS.3, VS.4, US1.3, US1.4 Making connections, Questioning and critical thinking skills, Comparing and contrasting, Demonstrating comprehension This lesson also meets national standards of learning for social studies LESSON OVERVIEW Objective: Students will make decisio

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How do we know about colonial life?

Download this lesson GRADE LEVEL Upper Elementary, Middle STANDARDS AND SKILLS Virginia Standards of Learning VS.5, VS.6, US1.6, ELA4, ELA5, ELA6, ELA7 Using information sources, Making connections, Questioning and critical thinking skills, Demonstrating comprehension This lesson also meets national standards of learning for social studies and language arts LESSON OVERVIEW Objec

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What challenges did the Continental Army face?

[caption id="attachment_9980" align="aligncenter" width="781"] A mask letter, one means of secret communication used during the American Revolution, is shown by a historical interpreter at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown's re-created Continental Army encampment.[/caption] Download this lesson GRADE LEVEL Upper Elementary, Middle, High STANDARDS AND SKILLS Virginia Standards of Le

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