All Virginia Studies Standards
The following are resources for all Virginia Studies Standards.
Literature Resources for all Standards of Learning
TEACHER BACKGROUND RESOURCES
The official Commonwealth of Virginia home page is your gateway to
Virginia . . . from the mountains of southwest to the waterways of
Hampton Roads, state government to Virginia facts and figures. Use the
buttons to explore Virginia. This site contains many informational
The Virginia Travel Corporation Web site contains an extensive list of
places in Virginia. You can search for a site alphabetically, by time
period, by location, and by other categories (such as historic
buildings). In addition, you may search for historic sites by city.
Contact information, hours of operation, and other details are provided
for these historic sites. Click your way around Virginia.
The Virginia Historical Society founded in 1831 has provided visitors
the opportunity to view, research, and learn about the ordinary and
everyday artifacts of Virginia. These artifacts provide visitors with a
history of the Commonwealth. Online resources are also available.
This comprehensive Web site contains a wealth of information about
Virginia geography, places, and people. Teachers will find this to be a
helpful resource about many topics, from the rocks and ridges of
Virginia to "Virginia and the Internet." The Web site was created to
support the Geography of Virginia class taught each fall at George
This site, developed by Tabb Elementary School in York County, has
links to Web sites divided according to Colonial period, Civil War
years, and miscellaneous.
The American Indian Resource Center is located in the Department of Anthropology at the College of William
and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
In memory or imagination, covered bridges conjure up sights and sounds
of days gone by. In Virginia, they began to dot the countryside nearly
two centuries ago. Spanning rivers and streams, their number grew to
the hundreds. Today in Virginia, only eight covered bridges are known
to still stand. Five have been preserved as landmarks and three are on
private property. You are invited to visit these picturesque structures
that span time as well as water.
Melissa N. Matusevich, Ed.D., a curriculum and instruction
specialist, created these poster sets and has given permission for them
to be posted on this Web site. Each of the pdf files contains postcard
size images illustrating the standard.
Eastern Woodland Indians
Virginia as a British Colony
Virginia as British Colony1.pdf
Virginia as British Colony2.pdf
Virginia as British Colony3.pdf
Virginia Gains Independence
Virginia Gains Independence.pdf
The New Nation
The New Nation.pdf
Civil War Era
Civil War Era1.pdf
Civil War Era2.pdf
Civil War Era3.pdf
Civil War Era4.pdf
Virginia in the 20th Century
Virginia in the 20th Century1.pdf
Virginia in the 20th Century2.pdf
Virginia in the 20th Century3.pdf
Virginia in the 20th Century4.pdf
Virginia Pathways: The Series
The Virginia History Production Consortium has produced an outstanding
series of video programs and supporting print and Internet materials
that address important Standards of Learning. The programs include:
- "Taxes and Transportation,"
- "Making the Move,"
- "Virginia Government,"
- "Civil Rights: Part 1," and "Civil Rights: Part 2."
Another video on "Virginian Heroes and Patriots" is scheduled for
production. These programs are available free during broadcast on
public television stations or are available as videotapes through
social studies supervisors. Supporting materials for teachers and
students -- including lessons, worksheets, and tests -- for each
program are available through the Web site at http://www.vastudies.org
Visit this page of the Virginia Department of Education Web site to
find out which public television station serves your community. These
stations broadcast the DOE Staff Development Hour as well as many
education programs that can be taped.
WVPT provides a searchable database of programs that provide resources for the Virginia Standards of Learning.