***Updated with 2016 SOLs***
This is the newest version of this SMARTboard lesson, and it covers all of the Virginia SOLs on this topic - VS.6a-c. I've also updated the interactive notebook that matches this lesson, found here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Virginia-Studies-Interactive-Notebook-New-Nation-Unit-VS6-2000122
This is an instructional SMARTboard lesson about Virginia in the New Nation. It covers all of the Virginia fourth grade SOLs for this topic. It is attractively designed to keep your students' attention and contains TONS of video clips & interactive elements. Your students will love learning about our country's early governement with this SMARTboard lesson! This lesson usually takes about 1-2 weeks of instructional time. Look for my other Virginia Studies lesson!
Topics included on this SMARTboard are:
*July 4, 1776 - Independence Day
*2nd Continental Congress
*Articles of Confederation - including problems with the Articles
*Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, PA
*New Jersey Plan, Virginia Plan, & the Great Compromise
*James Madison, Father of the Constitution
*The Bill of Rights
*George Mason & the Virginia Declaration of Rights
*Thomas Jefferson & the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom
*George Washington, Father of Our Country & national symbol
*Migration of Virginians due to agricultural changes and advancements in technology (cotton gin & mechanical reaper).
*Expansion of Virginia's culture, tradition, ideas, and slavery