Subject Area(s): Social Studies

Grade Level(s): 4, 6

Format of Library of Congress media: Images

Best Instructional Practices

Standards

VS.1 - The student will 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

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

USI.1 - The student will develop skills for historical and geographical analysis, including the ability to:

a.  identify and interpret primary source documents to increase understanding of events and life in the United States history to 1877

b. make connections between past and present

c. sequence events in United States history from pre-Columbian times to 1877

f. analyze and interpret maps to explain relationships among landforms, water features, climatic characteristics, and historical events

Length

Lesson Summary

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All of the materials used in this lesson plan are available for downloading as PDF Files and PowerPoint files, as appropriate. PDF Files can be viewed with the free Adobe Reader.

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