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
*Changes in Virginia's population in the early 1800's - reasons (agricultural, westward expansion) & migration routes - Cumberland Gap
*Thomas Jefferson & the Louisiana Purchase of 1803
Coming soon to TPT: My entire packet of Social Studies graphic organizers & worksheets all bundled together for you at one low price!