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U.S. History Topics » States & Regions » Virginia

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TeachingHistory.org provides lessons, teaching guides, best practices, and other resources for teaching history. See videos on "what is historical thinking," teaching history in elementary school, and...  (TeachingHistory.org, supported by Department of Education)
Thomas Jefferson explores the extraordinary legacy of Thomas Jefferson as a founding father, farmer, slaveholder, scholar, diplomat, and the third president of the U.S. Learn about his country estate...  (Library of Congress)
Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier is a collection of 184 original sound recordings of traditional fiddle tunes performed by Henry Reed of Glen Lyn, Virginia, and recorded by folklorist Alan Jabbour. The tunes represent...  (Library of Congress)
Early Virginia Religious Petitions presents images of 423 petitions submitted to the Virginia legislature between 1774 and 1802. The petitions concern such topics as the historic debate over the separation of church and...  (Library of Congress)
The Valley of the Shadow Project follows two communities, one Northern and one Southern, through their experiences in the American Civil War. This hypermedia archive contains thousands of sources from before, during...  (University of Virginia, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Manassas Battlefield History recounts two Civil War battles fought in Manassas, Virginia. The first battle marked the first clash of the Northern and Southern armies. As the battle approached, enthusiastic young...  (National Park Service)
Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery focuses on enslaved Africans and their descendants living in the Chesapeake region of Virginia during the colonial and antebellum periods. Analyze artifacts, deposits, and...  (Thomas Jefferson Foundation, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property is the companion website of a film that examines the story of Turner and his revolt and how that story has been re-told repeatedly since 1831. Turner, a slave and preacher in...  (Independent Television Service, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
First Battle of Manassas: An End to Innocence looks at the first conflict of the Civil War, the battle of Bull Run. More than 5,000 people perished -- Northern and Southern troops, as well as private citizens who came from...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
The Great Chief Justice at Home offers photos of John Marshall's residence in Richmond, Virginia. This website also describes how Marshall, who wrote 519 opinions in his 34 years as chief justice (1801-1835)...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Chatham Plantation: Witness to the Civil War recounts what happened at this plantation overlooking Fredericksburg, Virginia. The house served as a headquarters and communications center for generals and commanders. When General...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Memories of Montpelier: Home of James and Dolley Madison describes the setting, main house, and grounds of the home of our fourth President and the "father" of the Constitution. It also provides insights into daily life in the 19th century...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Thomas Jefferson's Plan for the University of Virginia: Lessons from the Lawn tells the story of the creation of the University of Virginia. After serving as President, Jefferson continued advocating for a statewide system of education in Virginia, hoping to...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Waterford, Virginia: From Mill Town to National Historic Landmark tells the story of a village west of Washington, D.C. In 1733, Amos Janney purchased 400 acres along Catoctin Creek and built a mill for grinding flour and sawing wood. As fellow...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Race and Place: An African American Community the Jim Crow South recreates the contours of the African American community in Charlottesville, Virginia, during the start of this century. Narratives provide historical analysis as well as archival...  (University of Virginia, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Virtual Jamestown provides an open doorway to explore the history of the Jamestown settlement. The site features historical documents including laws, census data, contracts, state papers, maps...  (University of Virginia, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
The Capital and the Bay consists of 139 books -- first-person narratives, early histories, historical biographies, promotional brochures, and photograph collections that capture this distinctive region as it...  (Library of Congress)
Petersburg National Battlefield -- Education gives materials for different grade levels to prepare students for field trips to the site of an important Civil War battle south of Richmond, VA. This resource guide is based upon...  (National Park Service)
Journey Through Hallowed Ground: Travel through Virginia's Piedmont visits 65 historic places along 75 miles of Route 15 in Virginia's Piedmont. Stops include homes of Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe; sites of some of the bloodiest battles in the...  (National Park Service)
Jamestown Rediscovery Project presents the artifacts that have been discovered during excavations of 1607 Jamestown on Jamestown Island, Virginia. The website presents images and explanations of the artifacts found...  (Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Jamestown Journey marks the 400th anniversary of the founding of the first permanent English settlement in America (at Jamestown in Virginia in 1607). Lesson plans examine the perspectives and...  (Multiple Agencies)

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