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1883: Narratives of Resistance
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Author: Daniel Shogan, Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History Students will learn about the 1883 Massacre in Danville, Virginia as an example of racist mob violence against African Americans. Within the context of the massacre, they will be shown primary documents from the event. These documents will provide the students with not only a lens into the Danville of the nineteenth century, but also provide them with an opportunity to think critically about the biases present in some of the documents. After careful discussion of the events and outcomes of the massacre, the students will be given vocabulary worksheets that help to define and underline the most important elements of the narrative.

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History/Social Sciences
American History
Government and Civics
Virginia History
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Author:
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Date Added:
04/15/2021
Acts of Resistance
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In this learning experience, the students will analyze multiple primary source documents as well as secondary information sources to understand this watershed event in Virginia and US History. The three men who will be studied in this experience ran away from their slave-holding captors and made their way to Fort Monroe. Upon arrival, military leadership at the fort claimed that the run-aways were enemy contraband and therefore could be confiscated by the Union forces. They were declared free through this war-time loophole and when the news spread, many other African Americans would soon start coming to Fort Monroe to claim their freedom as well.  Students begin by examining the records of enslaved people who ran away “to the enemy” (Union forces). Finally, students will use a Cost/Benefit analysis chart to guide their analysis of secondary information sources and develop an understanding of the concepts of resistance and a working knowledge of the event of Mallory, Baker, and Townsend sparking one of the first blows to the system of slavery.

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History/Social Sciences
American History
Virginia History
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Author:
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CHRISTOPHER MATHEWS
Date Added:
04/13/2021
African American Migration
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The students will analyze five primary resource images. A Jamboard activity focuses on the African American Great Migration and its push /pull factors (an attached slide show may be used as an alternative). The Jamboard activity allows for student participation, so it can be used as an observation teacher formative assessment.

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
American History
Virginia History
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Lillian Allen-Brown
Date Added:
05/05/2021
African American Service in US War Efforts
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In this Lesson, students will survey the extent of and experiences of African Americans in military service during US war efforts from the Revolution to the Vietnam Conflict using a Google Hyperdoc that can be assigned using your LMS system.

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History/Social Sciences
American History
Government and Civics
Social Sciences
Virginia History
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Holly Wikewitz Means
Date Added:
05/07/2021
America's 2nd Founding
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In this learning experience, the students will complete a primary source inquiry into the impacts of Reconstruction on Black experiences in Virginia and the South. The students will use the Claim-Evidence-Reasoning structure to defend one of two claims.Students will analyze sources that depict/detail Black experiences and perspectives before, during, and after the Reconstruction. This learning experience will be most effective after students have been introduced to the what and when of Reconstruction.

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History/Social Sciences
American History
Government and Civics
Virginia History
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Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
CHRISTOPHER MATHEWS
Date Added:
04/15/2021
Cases for Freedom
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Students will investigate through primary and secondary sources the dynamics of the development of race relations in early colonial Virginia from court cases between 1640 to 1656. The story and cases of John Punch (1640), John Casor (1655), and Elizabeth Key Grinstead (1656) are known to be some of the first freedom suits in the Virginia colony. Students will then investigate slave codes from 1705 to determine how colonial officials justified the treatment of enslaved people.

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
American History
Government and Civics
Social Sciences
Virginia History
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Date Added:
05/07/2021
Causes of the Civil War: Source Analysis
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Students will analyze multiple sources to determine which of the causes of the Civil War each source best supports. Students will support their choices with evidence from the source and their own understanding of the causes of the Civil War.

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History/Social Sciences
American History
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Date Added:
04/21/2021
Civil Rights Sorting Cards
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Students will match the name, phrases and picture. The cards focus on the specific VDOE SOL essential knowledge, adapts to the required SOL 1 Primary resource learning components, and activates the multiple learning styles. The Task Cards allow multiple SOL strand concept review. The teacher can use them in a small group, tiered groupings, and independent study.

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
American History
Government and Civics
Virginia History
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Lillian Allen-Brown
Date Added:
05/06/2021
Curated Links for First Grade
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 The online resources featured below were curated by the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Collaborative in order to support the approved edits to the SOL curriculum framework made by the Governor’s Commission on African American History Education. The SOL standard and the approved edits appear in the first two columns of the spreadsheet followed by correlating links and a contextual overview of each resource. The final column identifies each link as open educational resources (OER) vs. copyrighted materials that cannot be edited. As there are few resources that are entirely free of cultural bias, we suggest that you refer to the Collaborative’s Support and Guidance in Selecting and Enacting Resources document in order to consider how these materials can best be utilized.  

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History/Social Sciences
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Date Added:
05/17/2021
Curated Links for Kindergarten
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The online resources featured below were curated by the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Collaborative in order to support the approved edits to the SOL curriculum framework made by the Governor’s Commission on African American History Education. The SOL standard and the approved edits appear in the first two columns of the spreadsheet followed by correlating links and a contextual overview of each resource. The final column identifies each link as open educational resources (OER) vs. copyrighted materials that cannot be edited. As there are few resources that are entirely free of cultural bias, we suggest that you refer to the Collaborative’s Support and Guidance in Selecting and Enacting Resources document in order to consider how these materials can best be utilized. 

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Date Added:
05/17/2021
Curated Links for Second Grade
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The online resources featured below were curated by the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Collaborative in order to support the approved edits to the SOL curriculum framework made by the Governor’s Commission on African American History Education. The SOL standard and the approved edits appear in the first two columns of the spreadsheet followed by correlating links and a contextual overview of each resource. The final column identifies each link as open educational resources (OER) vs. copyrighted materials that cannot be edited. As there are few resources that are entirely free of cultural bias, we suggest that you refer to the Collaborative’s Support and Guidance in Selecting and Enacting Resources document in order to consider how these materials can best be utilized.

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History/Social Sciences
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Date Added:
05/17/2021
Curated Links for U.S. History I
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The online resources featured below were curated by the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Collaborative in order to support the approved edits to the SOL curriculum framework made by the Governor’s Commission on African American History Education. The SOL standard and the approved edits appear in the first two columns of the spreadsheet followed by correlating links and a contextual overview of each resource. The final column identifies each link as open educational resources (OER) vs. copyrighted materials that cannot be edited. As there are few resources that are entirely free of cultural bias, we suggest that you refer to the Collaborative’s Support and Guidance in Selecting and Enacting Resources document in order to consider how these materials can best be utilized.

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Date Added:
05/17/2021
Curated Links for Virginia Studies
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The online resources featured below were curated by the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Collaborative in order to support the approved edits to the SOL curriculum framework made by the Governor’s Commission on African American History Education. The SOL standard and the approved edits appear in the first two columns of the spreadsheet followed by correlating links and a contextual overview of each resource. The final column identifies each link as open educational resources (OER) vs. copyrighted materials that cannot be edited. As there are few resources that are entirely free of cultural bias, we suggest that you refer to the Collaborative’s Support and Guidance in Selecting and Enacting Resources document in order to consider how these materials can best be utilized.

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History/Social Sciences
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Date Added:
05/17/2021
Curated Links for Virginia and U.S. History
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The online resources featured below were curated by the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Collaborative in order to support the approved edits to the SOL curriculum framework made by the Governor’s Commission on African American History Education. The SOL standard and the approved edits appear in the first two columns of the spreadsheet followed by correlating links and a contextual overview of each resource. The final column identifies each link as open educational resources (OER) vs. copyrighted materials that cannot be edited. As there are few resources that are entirely free of cultural bias, we suggest that you refer to the Collaborative’s Support and Guidance in Selecting and Enacting Resources document in order to consider how these materials can best be utilized.

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Date Added:
05/17/2021
Curated Resources for U.S. History II
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The online resources featured below were curated by the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Collaborative in order to support the approved edits to the SOL curriculum framework made by the Governor’s Commission on African American History Education. The SOL standard and the approved edits appear in the first two columns of the spreadsheet followed by correlating links and a contextual overview of each resource. The final column identifies each link as open educational resources (OER) vs. copyrighted materials that cannot be edited. As there are few resources that are entirely free of cultural bias, we suggest that you refer to the Collaborative’s Support and Guidance in Selecting and Enacting Resources document in order to consider how these materials can best be utilized.

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Date Added:
05/17/2021
A Day On: Walk A Mile for Martin
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. In this learning experience students will learn more about Martin Luther King Jr. and how he marched for causes he believed in. As a result of this learning experience students will choose their own important cause to walk or advocate for in order to honor and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy of advocacy and leadership.

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
American History
Government and Civics
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Vicki Hobson
Date Added:
04/12/2021
An Escape from Jim Crow
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This activity explores the push and pull of moving from Richmond, Virginia to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for 4 siblings during the 1920s by examining primary and secondary sources and using a decision-making model. This activity includes topics such as the impact of segregation and discrimination against African Americans, and the impact of Black migration from the south to the north.

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
American History
Economics
Virginia History
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Date Added:
04/21/2021
Freedom Rides
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The students will analyze the 6 primary resource image frames. The Jamboard activity focuses on the Civil Rights Movement’s Freedom Riders. In 1961, this group of volunteer participants rode interstate buses throughout the segregated southern United States. Their goal was to challenge the United States Supreme Court ruling “Separate but Equal” which was used to mandate separate black and white waiting rooms at the interstate bus stations. The last frame connects the fight for Civil Rights to the massive Black Lives Matter movement in Richmond, Virginia. 

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
American History
Virginia History
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Lillian Allen-Brown
Date Added:
05/05/2021
Freedom and Independence
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During this learning experience students will analyze and discuss a variety of sources related to Juneteenth and Independence Day. They will compare and contrast the two holidays and grapple with the question, “How do different people and groups celebrate freedom and independence in the United States?”

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
American History
Government and Civics
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Vicki Hobson
Date Added:
04/12/2021