The Virginia Primary Sources is a pack of 20 primary source documents that are relevant to the history of Virginia. Each primary resource is printed on sturdy 8.5" X 11" card stock.
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The Virginia Primary Sources will help your students build common core skills including:
· Critical Thinking
· Point of View
· Compare and Contrast
· Order of Events
· And Much More!
Perfect for gallery walks and literature circles! Great research and reference materials!
The 20 Virginia Primary Sources are:
1. Illustration of an Algonquian village on the Pamlico River estuary – 1590
2. Map of Virginia – discovered and as described by Captain John Smith – 1606
3. Portrait of Captain John Smith – 1608
4. Illustration of Chief Powhatan in a longhouse at Werowocomoco – 1612
5. Replica of painting of slaves processing tobacco for export – 1670
6. Painting of Patrick Henry’s “If this be treason, make the most of it!" speech to the Virginia House of Burgesses against the Stamp Act of 1765
7. Print of the Bodleian Plate, depicting the colonial architecture of Colonial Williamsburg – plate was critical to the reconstruction of Williamsburg in the early-mid 20th century – 1781
8. Oil painting of "The Surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown" - October 19, 1781
9. Replica of the first page of the 1830 Virginia State Constitution
10. Illustration of Nat Turner’s slave revolt – 1831
11. Illustration of John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia – published November 5, 1859
12. Photograph of the Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond – key strategic asset for the Confederacy – 1860
13. Lithograph of the battle between the Monitor and Merrimac – March 1862
14. Photograph of the Monitor after her battle with the Merrimac – Hampton Roads, Virginia – 1862
15. Photograph of a pontoon bridge across the Rappahannock River – Fredericksburg, Virginia – 1863
16. Photograph of the ruins of Norfolk Navy Yard – December 1864
17. Photograph of the ruins of Richmond caused by a Confederate attempt to burn the city – 1865
18. Robert E. Lee’s amnesty oath reaffirming his loyalty to the U.S. Constitution after the Civil War – October 1865
19. Illustration of schoolroom at Freedmen’s Bureau – Richmond, Virginia – 1866
20. Photograph of the Pentagon – Arlington, Virginia – 1998
Your students will:
· think critically and analytically, interpret events, and question various perspectives of history.
· participate in active learning by creating their own interpretations instead of memorizing facts and a writer’s interpretations.
· integrate and evaluate information provided in diverse media formats to deepen their understanding of historical events.
· experience a more relevant and meaningful learning experience.
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