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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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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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Quadricentennial Minutes – Representative Government

This series of minute-long videos describes the establishment of the first permanent English settlement in North America at Jamestown in 1607.

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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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Benjamin Lincoln

[caption id="attachment_28232" align="alignleft" width="432"] Portrait of Benjamin Lincoln by Charles Willson Peale, circa 1784.[/caption]   Of all George Washington's Continental Army generals, few could organize or lead militia troops as well as Benjamin Lincoln. After years of serving in the Massachusetts militia, Benjamin Lincoln had become the "minuteman's general." He was born to

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Prince Hall

[caption id="attachment_28223" align="alignright" width="345"] Portrait of Prince Hall from the Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon, artist and date unknown.[/caption]   From Georgia to New England, the Revolution's ideology of independence swept through the African-American community. The promise of liberty, one of the highest ideals of the American Revolution, became an obvious

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National History Day / Virginia History Day

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Scouting Merit Badges

Choose from one of three programs that will support the completion of the following merit badges: American Cultures, Virginia Indians or American Heritage. Cultures at Jamestown – Through an interactive guided tour at Jamestown Settlement, Scouts are introduced to the Powhatan Indians, English Settlers and West Central Africans. Discover how the ideas and knowledge of these 3 cultures impact, b

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Government and Leadership Tour

What did it take to be a leader in the Powhatan, English or African cultures? On this two-hour tour of the gallery and outdoor areas, students participate in hands-on activities and role play to answer the question, “What makes a good leader?” Program complies with VA Social Studies Standards of Learning.  “A lot of students, myself included, might not of had much knowledge about Jamestown.  I

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