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VS.10 Overview

Virginia: 1900 to the Present

The student will demonstrate knowledge of government, geography, and economics by

  1. identifying the three branches of Virginia government and the functions of each;

  2. describing the major products and industries of Virginia's five geographic regions;

  3. explaining how advances in transportation, communications, and technology have contributed to Virginia's prosperity and role in the global economy.


Fradin, Dennis B.
From Sea to Shining Sea: Virginia. Chicago: Children’s Press, 1993.
This richly illustrated book is an introduction to the history and geography of Virginia. The regions of Virginia are presented in great detail in this book.

McAuliffe, Bill.
Virginia-Facts and Symbols. Bridgestone Books, 1999.
Information about the motto, nickname, places to visit, Web sites, and history coverage from past to present are covered in this book about Virginia.

Sirvaitis, Karen.
Virginia:  Hello U.S.A. Minneapolis: Lerner Publication, 2002.
An introduction to the land, history, people, and environment of Virginia is covered in this book of photographs and information about Virginia.


The Virginia Historical Society created this Web site based on its long-term exhibition, The Story of Virginia: An American Experience. The site features ten easy-to-read, detailed chapters on Virginia history from prehistoric times to the present. Additional enhancements, such as 100 downloadable images of artifacts, photographs, paintings, and documents from the collections, Standards of Learning references, chapter outlines, and suggested classroom activities, make this a comprehensive Web site on Virginia history. The site is completely searchable and includes numerous links to other resources on the Web. The Story of Virginia-Online provides teachers, students, scholars, and history enthusiasts with a complete resource for projects, research, and classroom instruction.

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Updated on August 11, 2008.