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VS.9d

Iidentifying the political, social, and/or economic contributions made by Maggie Walker, Harry F. Byrd, Sr., Oliver W. Hill, Sr., Arthur R. Ashe, Jr., A. Linwood Holton, Jr., and L. Douglas Wilder.


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  • In this lesson, students will identify the contributions of the Virginians Maggie L. Walker, Harry F. Byrd, Sr., Arthur R. Ashe, Jr., and L. Douglas Wilder.

  • Introduce Maggie L. Walker by reading a book about her contributions. Emphasize that Maggie L. Walker was the first African American woman to become a bank president in the United States. She was also the first woman to become a bank president.

  • Create a biography graphic organizer, using information about Maggie L. Walker from the following Web sites:

  • Introduce Harry F. Byrd, Sr. by reading a book about his life. Harry F. Byrd, Sr., as governor of Virginia, was known for a “Pay As You Go” policy for road improvements, and he modernized Virginia state government.

  • Create a biography graphic organizer, using information about Harry F. Byrd, Sr. from the following Web sites:

  • Introduce Arthur R. Ashe, Jr. by reading a book about his life. Arthur R. Ashe, Jr. was the first African American winner of a major men’s tennis singles championship. He was also an author and eloquent spokesperson for social change.

  • Research Arthur R. Ashe, Jr. and create a biography time line. http://www.vahistorical.org/ . . ./sketch-arthur-ashe-paul-dipasquale

  • Introduce L. Douglas Wilder by reading a book about his life and contributions. L. Douglas Wilder, former governor of Virginia, was the first African American to be elected a state governor in the United States.

  • Break the class into four groups and have information available on Maggie L. Walker, Harry F. Byrd, Sr., Arthur R. Ashe, Jr., and L. Douglas Wilder. Complete a jigsaw activity and have the students decide within their group who will become an expert on Maggie L. Walker, Harry F. Byrd, Sr., Arthur R. Ashe, Jr. and L. Douglas Wilder.

  • When the original groups meet again, have them create a web or other graphic organizer about each person. Reinforce the essential knowledge relative to each person.

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