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108 resources with the keyterm virginia

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Organization of Fairfax County Government

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the various components of the Fairfax County government in Virginia. In groups, they describe the purpose of the Board of Supervisors and County Executive. They identify three constitutional officers and their...
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A Look At Spending

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use an outdated budget to examine what the county spends its money on for its citizens. Using county information, they describe how the Board of Supervisors make budget decisions and how it can shape public policy. They also...
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Fairfax County Board of Supervisors' Meeting

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research the roles of the Board of Supervisors in Fairfax County, Virginia. In a role-play activity, they practice making decisions for the county as if they were members of the Board. To end the lesson, they discuss how their...
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Analyzing Public Policy Options

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss what is meant by the term "public policy". In groups, they use the internet to research a specific public policy issue affecting Fairfax County, Virginia. They analyze and report their findings of the effectiveness of...
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Issues Close to Home

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss their role in their local government. Individually, they use various types of media to examine and take a position on a topic important to them. To introduce their position, they write a letter to the Board of...
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The Structure of Virginia Local Government

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers are introduced to the structure of the government in Virginia. Using the internet, they research the government's origin and how it is different from other states. They also practice using new vocabulary and take a...
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Understanding Dillon's Rule

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students review the establishment of the local government in Virginia. Using a reading assignment, they gather information on Dillon's rule and how it changed the government in the state. To end the lesson, they share their reflections...
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A Place Called Fairfax

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use maps to locate Virginia, its surrounding states and Fairfax County. Individually, they describe the absolute and relative location of the county and why it is important to know both. As a class, they brainstorm the...
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The Meaning of Community

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners describe the word community as it applies to Fairfax County, Virginia. In groups, they brainstorm a list of words that are needed to have a strong community. They use the internet to assess the quality of life in the county...
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Mapping Fairfax County Service Providers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars brainstorm a list of services governments should have available to its citizens. Using the internet, they locate as many of these services as possible and compile a class list. They also analyze specific programs to...
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Issues Close to Home

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students brainstorm as a class about their role in the local government. In groups, they use various types of media to discover how it is affecting their lives. They choose one issue and state their position to share with the class. To...
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Students Involved In Volunteering

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders discuss the needs of their local community and how they are being met by the government. Individually, they participate as a volunteer at a local organization of their choice. They reflect on their experience and...
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Fairfax County Board of Supervisors' Meeting

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the role of the Board of Supervisors in Fairfax County, Virginia. In groups, they research their responsibilities to the community and role play in their own Board meeting. To end the lesson, they discuss how it can...
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The Fairfax County Budget -- A Look At Spending

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students brainstorm a list of items that should be a priority for the government to help its citizens. Using an out of date budget, they identify individual line items and the conflicts involved in making a budget work. They discuss...
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Exploring County Ordinances

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners discuss the purpose of county ordinances and view actual examples. In groups, they take the ordinances and describe how they are to protect the citizens of the county. They also discuss how interest groups affect policy making.
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Famous Virginians

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders research the lives of famous people from Virginia. Using the internet, they take notes in a blank flipbook given to them by their teacher. They write a speech in first person of the famous Virginian they researched and...
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Identify Virginia Native Animals

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students practice using an online encyclopedia to research native animals to Virginia. Using the information from the encyclopedia, they identify the main and supporting ideas. They share their information with the class using the...
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Lesson 3

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students demonstrate knowledge of geography and early inhabitants of Virginia by locating and identifying water features important to early history. They also locate three American Indian language groups. Both of these activities require...
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Remarkable Trees of Virginia

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students draw a picture of their favorite tree from memory, and then add detail as they learn more about leaf characteristics of Virginia trees. They will use their writing skills to nominate one or more of their favorite trees to the...
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Comparing Constitutions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners compare and contrast the Virginia Constitution to the Constitution of the United States. Using the documents, they examine the similarities and differences along with the basic principles in a constitution. They complete...
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Virginia In the World: The Geography of Commerce

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars examine how Virginia connects with the world through export trade. Using a map, they use symbols to depict the value of trade and the direction of the flow of goods. They complete a scavenger hunt using electronic almanacs...
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Revolutionary War

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the role of Virginia during the Revolutionary War. Using an inflatable ball, they toss the ball around the room and answer questions related to sayings on the ball. In groups, they play a game to reinforce topics...
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The Virginia Assembly

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the first permanent English settlement in America. Using the Internet, they identify the importance of the Virginia assembly. They answer questions based on different scenarios given to them by their teacher and how...
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Cultural Landscape in the Virginia Colony

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students describe the way of life in the Virginia colony. They compare and contrast how living in a different city or state is different than living in Portsmouth. They explore the experiences of various immigrants and how they changed...