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1 These sample pages are from the What I Need to Know to Successfully Teach Virginia Studies to ALL Students book. This book is on CD and contains the student book and teacher book with worksheets, activities and graphic organizers with answers to all the worksheets and activities in the For the Teacher section. Including section pages, there are 142 pages in the WINK teacher book and eighty-five pages in the student book. Included samples are: 1) Reformatted Standards for Students (as in the student and teacher book) 2) Student Worksheet with Answers (worksheets without answers are in the student book) 3) Game When Did They Become Leaders? (in student and teacher book with answers in the teacher) 4) Activity Important Virginians (with answers) Please note: Sample pages have been put into PDF so that fonts and graphics will transfer electronically and are thus a bit smaller than the actual print. All samples are copyrighted materials. Contact Information: Bobbie J. Cutlip Gary L. Cutlip PO Box 2463 Abingdon, VA or (phone) (fax) Bobbie J. Cutlip What I Need to Know VS

2 VS.1 a-i THE SKILLS STANDARD The student will demonstrate responsible citizenship and develop skills for historical and geographical analysis including the ability to a) identify and interpret artifacts and primary and secondary source documents to understand events in history; b) determine cause and effect relationships; c) compare and contrast historical events; d) draw conclusions and make generalizations; e) make connections between past and present; f) sequence events in Virginia history; g) interpret ideas and events from different historical perspectives; h) evaluate and discuss issues orally and in writing; i) analyze and interpret maps to explain relationships among landforms, water features, climatic characteristics, and historical events. Relative location may be described using terms that show connections between two places such as next to, near, bordering. Bordering bodies of water Atlantic Ocean Chesapeake Bay Bordering states Maryland West Virginia Kentucky Tennessee North Carolina VS-2b Geographic regions have distinctive characteristics. Virginia can be divided into five geographic regions. What are the five geographic regions in Virginia? How do the geographic regions of Virginia differ? Where are the geographic regions of Virginia located? VS-2a VIRGINIA: THE LAND AND ITS NATIVE PEOPLES Terms to know Fall Line: The natural border between the Coastal Plain (Tidewater) and Piedmont regions, where waterfalls prevent further travel on the river Locations of places can be described in relative terms. What are some ways that relative location can be described? What large bodies of water border Virginia? What states border Virginia? Geographic regions Coastal Plain (Tidewater) - Flat land - Location near Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay (includes Eastern Shore) - East of the Fall Line Piedmont (land at the foot of mountains) - Rolling hills - West of the Fall Line Virginia Department of Education Standards of Learning 2008 Curriculum Framework Virginia Studies as arranged by Dr. Bobbie J. Cutlip 2

3 ROLES AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF VIRGINIANS (5b) Roles of Virginians in the Revolutionary War Era Virginia patriots served in the Continental Army and fought for independence against the British, leading to the British surrender at Yorktown. During the war, women took on more responsibility to support the war effort (some cooked for the soldiers, some made clothing, and some even helped fight the war). Some enslaved African Americans from Virginia fought for a better chance at freedom while some free African Americans fought for independence in the American Revolution. Many American Indians fought along side both the Virginia patriots and the British. Contributions of Virginians during the Revolutionary War Era George Washington provided military leadership by serving as commander-inchief of the Continental Army. Thomas Jefferson provided political leadership by expressing the reasons for colonial independence from Great Britain in the Declaration of Independence. Patrick Henry inspired patriots from other colonies when he spoke out against taxation without representation by saying, give me liberty or give me death. James Lafayette, an enslaved African American from Virginia, served in the Continental Army and successfully requested his freedom after the war. Do You Know? what the British Parliament is? It is Great Britain s legislative (law making) body what legal authority means? It means permitted by law to act or make decisions what continental means? Revolutionary period This referred to the 13 American colonies of the what independence means? Independence means not wanting to be ruled or controlled by others. The colonists wanted to run their own government and to be able to make decisions for themselves. (For example, if they needed to tax themselves, they could decide how much to tax and what the taxes were to be used for.) Bobbie J. Cutlip 34 Student Worksheets for VS-5

4 START FINISH Captain John Smith Harriet Tubman Patrick Henry Robert E. Lee Powhatan Pocahontas When did they Nat Turner Abraham Lincoln Thomas Jefferson become leaders? (Game 1) Early Jamestown? During the Revolutionary Period? During the Civil War? George Mason Ulysses S. Grant James Lafayette James Madison Oops! Go back three spaces Thomas Stonewall Jackson George Washington Jack Jouett 66 Bobbie J. Cutlip 2009 Game 1

5 IMPORTANT VIRGINIANS IN THE 20 TH AND 21 ST CENTURIES (9d) Match the following Virginians with their accomplishments: C lawyer and civil rights leader who worked for equal rights of African Americans; he played a key role in the Brown v. Board of Education decision. E first African American woman to establish and become a bank president in the United States. A B C D E Arthur R. Ashe, Jr. Harry F. Byrd, Sr. Oliver W. Hill, Sr. A. Linwood Holton, Jr. Maggie Walker F governor of Virginia; first African American to be elected a state governor in the United States. A first African American winner of a major men s tennis singles championship; an author and spokesperson for social change. D governor of Virginia; promoted racial equality and appointed more African Americans and women to positions in state government than previous governors. B governor; known for a Pay As You Go policy for road improvements; he modernized Virginia state government. F L. Douglas Wilder DID YOU NOTICE? From this list of six important Virginians, did you note that three of them were governors? all were men except for one? four had a Jr. or Sr. after his name? four were African Americans? many of the accomplishments were the first to do something? There are many other Virginians who have made great contributions to make Virginia a great state. Maybe someday you ll be one, as well. Pick one of these Virginians and find out more of his/her contributions. (You might try to find a library book or look on the Internet.) Share your findings with your classmates with a skit, a play, a Power Point, a poster, or a story. What were some personal traits that made your selected person a famous Virginian? Bobbie J. Cutlip What I Need to Know VS

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