This packet includes notes, assessments, worksheets and a project for Virginia SOL standards VS 9a-9d. It also includes critical skills from VS 1, including comparing/contrasting, interpreting, analyzing primary documents, and sequencing.
While specifically designed to cover the Virginia SOL requirements for Virginia Studies, many of the pages work for any curriculum. It is a .zip folder with two .pdfs inside--one matching the 2008 version of the SOLs and one matching the newer 2015 version of the SOLs that is slowly being implemented.
Here is a description of the materials included in the 2015 version. Download the preview for a sampling of the 2015 materials.
Notes-Four different notes pages, each covering a different SOL Strand from 9a-9d.
Web Style Notes for 9a—Two style of web notes for strand 9a (growth of cities and farming changes). First version has completed notes in mini webs with short words and phrases. Second version has the same webs but with missing words to be completed by students. Both style webs come in a full page version and a half page version. (VS9a)
19th Amendment and Women’s Suffrage: Learn More!—Use the internet and a computer to learn more about the 19th Amendment and Women’s Suffrage. Students access the two links provided (I suggest saving them onto the computer to make it easiest) to answer questions from the two sites. Each link has an option to hear the page read aloud if you scroll to the bottom of the article—perfect for students with lower reading abilities or auditory learners. Includes answer key. (VS9b)
What is a century? Notes—Half page note sheet about centuries and what it means to say 20th or 21st century.
20th and 21st Century Quiz-Two page quiz covering SOLs 9a-9d. It includes 17 multiple choice questions, and 2 short answer questions for a total of 20 points. Includes an answer key. (VS9abcd)
Famous Virginia Flip Book Project-After studying famous Virginians, students pick one to research and create a visual representation of the person and write facts on the person. Project includes teacher directions, a two-page student direction page with visuals, and a rubric. (VS. 9d)
Comparing Two Historical Events-Students compare and contrast Reconstruction with the Civil Rights Movement of the 20th century on this version of a Venn Diagram. (VS. 9c, 9d)
Connecting the Present to the Past-Students look at 3 events from the modern day and think of a historical event that connects. Finally, they think of their own modern event and a related historical event. (VS. 9a-9d)
Analyzing a Primary Document-Students read an entry written by President Eisenhower in 1956 regarding the Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education decision and answer questions about the document. (VS. 9c)
Sequencing Events Around a Photograph-Students look at a photo showing integration and answer five questions about the photo, explaining their thinking. They have to decide when the photo took place in relation to other events. (VS. 9c)
Comparing Wilson and Marshall-Students read some information about Woodrow Wilson and George C. Marshall and answer five questions that help them compare the two men. It focuses on their plans for peace. This met SOL VS9b for the 2008 standards. However, they were removed from the 2015 standards. It is a good page for early finishers or advanced students. It includes all the information they need about the men on the worksheet.
Find Out More-Students pick a topic mentioned in the notes, research to find out more, write down 8 new facts, and then make a poster teaching their topic. Ideal for early finishers. (VS9a-c)
Picture Books about the Civil Rights Movement-A list of 10 picture books for children about the Civil Rights Movement (VS. 9b)
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