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Primary Source: King George III’s Coronation Portrait

Primary Source Image Citation “State Portrait of George III in Coronation Robes,” by Allan Ramsay, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation. JYF2009.2. Standards and Skills Virginia Standards of Learning: VUS.4c, US1.6c, VS.5b Meets National Standards of Learning for Social Studies Summary and Significance This coronation portrait announces King George III’s succession to the supreme pow

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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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What Happened at the Boston Massacre?

[caption id="attachment_37373" align="alignleft" width="307"] “The Bloody Massacre Perpetrated in King-Street Boston on March 5th 1770 by a Party of the 29th Regt.” Paul Revere, 1770. Courtesy of Yale University Art Gallery.[/caption] The image to the left is probably the most famous image of the Boston Massacre. It was engraved by Paul Revere about two weeks after the Boston Massacre happened.

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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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Angelo

[jwplatform dlEPTyHg] Angelo Video Script From 1618 to 1620 the Portuguese fought the people of Ndongo in western Africa. Thousands of Africans were abducted and killed by African warlords and mercenaries employed by the Portuguese in Angola. Many were marched from their villages to the port of Luanda. Some escaped. Some died. They were often kept in terrible conditions for m

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