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Agricultural Trends in America Part 1
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First of two lessons on agriculatural tends in America. This one looks at the number of farms, average farm size, and amount of land in farms from 1850 through 2012.

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
Geography
Material Type:
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Visual Media
Provider:
Virginia Geographic Alliance
Provider Set:
2018 AP Human Geography Academy-Changing Patterns of Agriculture
Author:
Kameron
Schaefer
Date Added:
08/14/2018
Agricultural Trends in America Part 2
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Second of two lessons on agriculatural tends in America. This one uses ArcGIS online that follows simple step-by-step directions to create a web map. Students will learn how farm size, average farm output, and type of farming vary across the U.S.

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
Geography
Material Type:
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Visual Media
Provider:
Virginia Geographic Alliance
Provider Set:
2018 AP Human Geography Academy-Changing Patterns of Agriculture
Author:
Kameron
Schaefer
Date Added:
08/14/2018
Ancient Greece: Analyzing the Geography of Ancient Greece
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In the second lesson of four on Ancient Greece, students refine their knowledge of physical features as they investigate pictures of Greece and determine how a particular physical feature influenced human action. Key question: How did the physical geography of the Aegean basin shape the economic, social and political development of Greek civilization?

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
Geography
World History
Material Type:
Lesson
Visual Media
Provider:
Virginia Geographic Alliance
Provider Set:
World History and Geography to 1500 A.D. (C.E.) Class Lessons
Author:
Barbara
Castelo
Crain
Donald J.
Enedy
Georgeanne
Hribar
Joseph D.
Mills
Rebecca
Shannon
Zeigler
Date Added:
08/14/2012
Ancient Greece: Locating Ancient Greece
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In the first lesson of four on Ancient Greece, students use geographic terms such as hemispheres, continents, and direction to describe the relative location of Greece within the world, within Europe, and within the Aegean Basin. In addition, students extend and refine their ability to identify various types of physical features on maps at a variety of scales. Students examine maps to identify and describe the physical environment of Greece. Key questions: Where is ancient Greece located?; What are physical features of the Aegean Basin?; How did the location of Greece and its physical environment influence its interaction with the rest of the world?

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
Geography
World History
Material Type:
Lesson
Visual Media
Provider:
Virginia Geographic Alliance
Provider Set:
World History and Geography to 1500 A.D. (C.E.) Class Lessons
Author:
Barbara
Castelo
Crain
Donald J.
Enedy
Georgeanne
Hribar
Joseph D.
Mills
Rebecca
Shannon
Zeigler
Date Added:
08/14/2012
Ancient Greece: Simulating Trade in Ancient Greece
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In the third lesson of four on Ancient Greece, students simulate trade between Greek city states and their colonies. The overall goal is for the Greek traders and colonists to travel to new territories, trade resources, and as a result build an empire and spread Hellenistic culture. Through the examination of the goods exchanged, students gain a basic understanding of specialization in the various areas of the Mediterranean Basin. Key questions: Why did the Greeks acquire colonies?; How did Greek culture diffuse throughout the Mediterranean world?; What were the effects of the diffusion of Greek culture?

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
Geography
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Visual Media
Provider:
Virginia Geographic Alliance
Provider Set:
World History and Geography to 1500 A.D. (C.E.) Class Lessons
Author:
Barbara
Castelo
Crain
Donald J.
Enedy
Georgeanne
Hribar
Joseph D.
Mills
Rebecca
Shannon
Zeigler
Date Added:
08/14/2012
Ancient Greece: Visualizing the Geographic Extent of Alexander’s Empire
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In the last lesson of four on Ancient Greece, students employ spatial thinking to understand the extent of the empire of Alexander the Great by examining and comparing visuals and maps. Key question: How does the geographic extent of an empire influence its ability to exist through time?

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
Geography
World History
Material Type:
Lesson
Visual Media
Provider:
Virginia Geographic Alliance
Provider Set:
World History and Geography to 1500 A.D. (C.E.) Class Lessons
Author:
Barbara
Castelo
Crain
Donald J.
Enedy
Georgeanne
Hribar
Joseph D.
Mills
Rebecca
Shannon
Zeigler
Date Added:
08/14/2012
Ancient River Valley Civilizations: Evaluating the Location of Ancient River Valley Civilizations
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In the first of two lessons on ancient river valley civilization, students examine the physical environment of the early river valley civilizations. After identifying the locations of the ancient civilizations, students complete a feature analysis to assist them in comparing the physical environments and determining how it afforded protection to the civilizations. Key questions: Why was a river valley a good place for a settlement? What was the significance of these river valley civilizations?

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
Geography
World History
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Visual Media
Provider:
Virginia Geographic Alliance
Provider Set:
World History and Geography to 1500 A.D. (C.E.) Class Lessons
Author:
Barbara
Castelo
Crain
Donald J.
Enedy
Georgeanne
Hribar
Joseph D.
Mills
Rebecca
Shannon
Zeigler
Date Added:
08/14/2012
Ancient River Valley Civilizations: Why Does Sedimentation Matter?
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In the second of two lessons on ancient river valley civilizations, students examine the physical environment of the early river valley civilizations. Moving water carries and sorts sediment, changes landforms, and creates strata. The sediment becomes the base for soil formation, and it is the material of which flood plains, deltas, and natural levees are built. Through a demonstration of the sedimentation process, students will come to understand the significance of the process and seasonal flooding to agricultural activity in the early river valley civilizations. Key questions: How does the process of sedimentation affect soil fertility? Why are some river valleys good sites for human settlement?

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
Geography
World History
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Visual Media
Provider:
Virginia Geographic Alliance
Provider Set:
World History and Geography to 1500 A.D. (C.E.) Class Lessons
Author:
Barbara
Castelo
Crain
Donald J.
Enedy
Georgeanne
Hribar
Joseph D.
Mills
Rebecca
Shannon
Zeigler
Date Added:
08/14/2012
Ancient Rome from 700 B.C. to 500 A.D. (C.E.): Analyzing the Influence of Geography on the Spread of the Roman Empire
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The first lesson of two on Ancient Rome, students examine physical maps of Rome to identify physical features that provided security for the site of Rome. In addition, students examine the relative location of Rome and its connections within the Mediterranean Basin and beyond. The second segment of the lesson examines the expansion of the Roman Empire through time and the role of physical features in facilitating or hindering that expansion. Key questions: What are the physical features of Rome?;
How did the physical geography of Rome influence its development?

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
Geography
World History
Material Type:
Interactive
Lesson
Visual Media
Provider:
Virginia Geographic Alliance
Provider Set:
World History and Geography to 1500 A.D. (C.E.) Class Lessons
Author:
Barbara
Castelo
Crain
Donald J.
Enedy
Georgeanne
Hribar
Joseph D.
Mills
Rebecca
Shannon
Zeigler
Date Added:
08/14/2012
Ancient Rome from 700 B.C. to 500 A.D. (C.E.): Investigating Time and Distance in the Roman Empire
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The second lesson of two on Ancient Rome, students examine the geographic extent of the Roman Empire. The Orbis Web site, hosted by Stanford University, provides a map of the Roman Empire at its largest extent with the locations of key cities and transportation links. Key questions: How were places within the Roman Empire connected?; How did time and distance affect interactions within the Roman Empire?

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
Geography
World History
Material Type:
Interactive
Lesson
Visual Media
Provider:
Virginia Geographic Alliance
Provider Set:
World History and Geography to 1500 A.D. (C.E.) Class Lessons
Author:
Barbara
Castelo
Crain
Donald J.
Enedy
Georgeanne
Hribar
Joseph D.
Mills
Rebecca
Shannon
Zeigler
Date Added:
08/14/2012
At Home With Ursula Le Guin
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At Home With Ursula Le Guin; Her novels featured dragons and wizards, but they were also deeply grounded in indigenous American ways of thought.

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
American History
Geography
Government and Civics
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Visual Media
Provider:
New American History
Provider Set:
Bunk
Author:
Breen, Benjamin
Date Added:
08/06/2018
Beyond Population - Using Different Types of Density to Understand Land Use
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Students will use images, U.S. Census Bureau data, and interactive maps to visualize and calculate arithmetic (population), agricultural, and physiological densities at local, regional, and national scales. They will also transfer their calculations to bar graphs.

Subject:
Cross-Curricular
History/Social Sciences
Geography
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
U.S. Census Bureau
Provider Set:
Statistics in Schools
Date Added:
01/06/2020
Byzantine Empire: Evaluating the Location of the Byzantine Empire
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The first lesson of two on Byzantine Empire, students evaluate various sites for a city that is in an ideal location to interact with the three continents bordering the Mediterranean basin. As students examine the local characteristics of the sites, they begin to consider the links between places. Even though the “ownership” of the site of Constantinople (Istanbul) has changed through time, its role as a crossroads has remained constant. Key questions: How does the location of Constantinople influence its ability to interact with the rest of the world? Why is Constantinople a strategic location?

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
Geography
World History
Material Type:
Interactive
Lesson
Visual Media
Provider:
Virginia Geographic Alliance
Provider Set:
World History and Geography to 1500 A.D. (C.E.) Class Lessons
Author:
Barbara
Castelo
Crain
Donald J.
Enedy
Georgeanne
Hribar
Joseph D.
Mills
Rebecca
Shannon
Zeigler
Date Added:
08/14/2012
Byzantine Empire: Investigating the Formation and Growth of the Byzantine Empire
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This is the second lesson of two on the Byzantine Empire. Throughout the course of world history, borders have changed as various groups of people competed to control and rule territory and acquire resources. Throughout time, empires have expanded and collapsed. The Byzantine Empire once occupied the eastern portion of the Roman Empire with Constantinople as its capital, but yet disappeared from the map in 1453 when Constantinople became the capital of Ottoman Empire. Through an investigation of a series of map layers and examination of an interactive Web site, students discover how and why the borders of the Byzantine Empire changed through time. Key questions: What factors influence border changes? What are the effects of changing borders?

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
Geography
World History
Material Type:
Lesson
Visual Media
Provider:
Virginia Geographic Alliance
Provider Set:
World History and Geography to 1500 A.D. (C.E.) Class Lessons
Author:
Barbara
Castelo
Crain
Donald J.
Enedy
Georgeanne
Hribar
Joseph D.
Mills
Rebecca
Shannon
Zeigler
Date Added:
08/14/2012
Canals
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While the heyday of the canals lasted only a few decades, they transformed the American economy by connecting the areas west of the Appalachian Mountains to eastern population centers and Atlantic ports. Concentrated largely north of the Mason-Dixon line, they shaped American regionalism too by linking the northeast and northwest together into a region that increasingly came to see itself as the "North."

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
American History
Geography
Material Type:
Data Set
Interactive
Visual Media
Provider:
New American History
Provider Set:
American Panorama
Author:
Ayers, Edward L.
Ayers, Nathaniel
Madron, Justin
Nelson, Robert K.
Date Added:
08/06/2015
Changing Patterns of Agriculture: 2018 APHG Academy Report and Resources
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Summary of three-day event in which teachers centered on changing patters of agriculture that involved both classroom instruction and a field experience. Spectific curriculum topics included sustainability, urban agriculture, environmental ethics, and women in agriculture; skills such as formal observation, data collection, landscape analysis, speculation and spatial analysis; and processes such as climate change, economic development, and the Geo-Inquiry process. Contains links to numerous resources.

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
Geography
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Virginia Geographic Alliance
Provider Set:
2018 AP Human Geography Academy-Changing Patterns of Agriculture
Author:
Chamberlin
Stephen
Date Added:
08/14/2018
Changing Speech and Culture Relations in Southwest Virginia
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Lecture notes on changing speech and culture relations in Southwest Virginia. Historical overview of Southern Appalachian Speech practices with a Virginia emphasis.

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
Geography
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Virginia Geographic Alliance
Provider Set:
2016 AP Human Geography Academy-Southwest Virginia
Author:
Anita
Puckett
Date Added:
08/14/2016
Consider the Source: Humanity, Habitat, and Creativity - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
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Artists across all times and places take advantage of local materials and resources to craft their work. At the same time, the local habitat influences and inspires artistic decisions. Broken into six thematic lenses, this collection of objects lets students use art to expand their own thinking about the complex relationship humans have with the natural world. What ideas about humanity, habitat, and creativity do these objects spark for them?

A focus object is featured for each thematic lens and is followed by other objects for extended thinking and consideration. As students investigate, encourage them to document their thinking by using the prompts and strategies provided.

Subject:
Cross-Curricular
Humanities
Visual Art
History/Social Sciences
American History
Geography
World History
Earth Resources
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)
Author:
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Date Added:
12/04/2019