Virginia Studies

General Information

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Pacing and Scope & Sequence Suffolk Public Schools Pacing and Scope & Sequence Documents
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Our Virginia Past and Present Available to students, parents and staff. Login information available from classroom teachers.
Virginia Studies Refrigerator Card Refrigerator card for SOL home review
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Virginia Department of Ed Standards and SOL-based Instructional Resources
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Enlarged Essential Knowledge Enlarged Essential Knowledge
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VDOE SOL Resources VDOE Recommended Resources
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Primary Source Learning Work with images of real documents to question, think and gather knowledge
History Now Online journal of American history
Connecting Books to SOL's A database of over 2,000 works of literature and their connection to the Virginia Standards of Learning

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VS.1  The student will demonstrate skills for historical and geographical analysis and responsible citizenship, including the ability to a) identify and interpret artifacts and primary and secondary source documents to understand events in history; b) determine cause-and-effect relationships; c) compare and contrast historical events; d) draw conclusions and make generalizations; e) make connections between past and present; f) sequence events in Virginia history; g) interpret ideas and events from different historical perspectives; h) evaluate and discuss issues orally and in writing; i) analyze and interpret maps to explain relationships among landforms, water features, climatic characteristics, and historical events.

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VS.2  The student will demonstrate knowledge of the physical geography and native peoples, past and present, of Virginia by a) locating Virginia and its bordering states on maps of the United States; b) locating and describing Virginia's Coastal Plain (Tidewater), Piedmont, Blue Ridge Mountains, Valley and Ridge, and Appalachian Plateau; c) locating and identifying water features important to the early history of Virginia (Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay, James River, York River, Potomac River, Rappahannock River, and Lake Drummond and the Dismal Swamp); d) locating three American Indian language groups (the Algonquian, the Siouan, and the Iroquoian) on a map of Virginia; e) describing how American Indians related to the climate and their environment to secure food, clothing, and shelter; f) describing how archaeologists have recovered new material evidence at sites including Werowocomoco and Jamestown; g) identifying and locating the current state-recognized tribes.

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Virginia Map Labels Map labels
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Jeopardy Regions Gameshow format review
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Native Americans Essential knowledge
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Regions of Virginia Label the regions
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Map Skills Project Create a PowerPoint presentation to describe the regions of Virginia
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Quia Games

Play the games to review knowledge of geography and early inhabitants of Virginia
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Powhatan Indian Village Discover what a Powhattan Indian village was like
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Eastern Woodlands Discover what an Eastern Woodland Indian village was like
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VS.2a,c Virginia Borders Foldable
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VS.2b Virginia's Regions Foldable
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VS.2c Water Features Foldable
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VS.2d Indian Language Groups Foldable
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VS.2 d,e Geography of Early Inhabitants Foldable
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VS.2e Adapting to Climate Foldable
Virginia Geography Crossword Puzzle
Virginia Studies 2a-c Essential knowledge and key concepts
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Dirt Detectives Students learn about archeology with this interactive site
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Virginia Trekkers Travel across the regions of Virginia with the Virginia Trekkers
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National Geographic -America in 1607 Describes how archaeologists have recovered new material evidence at sites including Werowocomoco and Jamestown was like
Pupperoni Puppy Gameshow format review regions and Native Americans
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Fling the Teacher: Indians Answer the multiple choice questions correctly and you'll know enough to fling your teacher away!

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VS.3 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the first permanent English settlement in America by a) explaining the reasons for English colonization; b) describing how geography influenced the decision to settle at Jamestown; c) identifying the importance of the charters of the Virginia Company of London in establishing the Jamestown settlement; d) identifying the importance of the General Assembly (1619) as the first representative legislative body in English America; e) identifying the importance of the arrival of Africans and English women to the Jamestown settlement; f) describing the hardships faced by settlers at Jamestown and the changes that took place to ensure survival; g) describing the interactions between the English settlers and the native peoples, including the contributions of Powhatan to the survival of the settlers.

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Description
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Jamestown Review the Jamestown facts
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Jamestown Colony Essential knowledge and facts
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Jamestown Colonists and Powhatans Essential knowledge and facts
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VS.3b Jamestown Past and Present Foldable
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VS.3b Jamestown Site Foldable
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VS.3c Virginia Charters Foldable
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VS.3d Early Government Foldable
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VS.3g Survival Foldable
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VS.3g Trade Foldable
People Labels Interactive Notebook Cards / Matching Game
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Jamestown
Jamestown Money
Jamestown Charters
Women and Africans Arrive

Play the games to review knowledge of geography and early inhabitants of Virginia
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James Quest Discover Virginia's First Colony through the webquest - (Extension/Differentiation)
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Discovery School - Jamestown

Test your knowlegde - take the quizzes to review geography and early inhabitants of Virginia
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The Jamestown Online Adventure You are the Captian of the Jamestown Colony - will your colony survive or perish? (Extension/Differentiation)
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The Arrival - Fling the Teacher Multiple choice questions about early Virginia history and the arrival of the colonists
Early Virginia History Cloze Activity
Government in the New World Cloze Activity

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VS.4 The student will demonstrate knowledge of life in the Virginia colony by a) explaining the importance of agriculture and its influence on the institution of slavery; b) describing how the culture of colonial Virginia reflected the origins of European (English, Scots-Irish, German) immigrants, Africans, and American Indians; c) explaining the reasons for the relocation of Virginia's capital from Jamestown to Williamsburg to Richmond; d) describing how money, barter, and credit were used; e) describing everyday life in colonial Virginia.

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Credit in Colonial America Colonists and credit
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VS.4a Agriculture and Slavery Foldable
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VS.4b Settlement Areas Foldable
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VS.4c Moving the Capitol Foldable
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VS.4d Colonial Economics Foldable
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Colonial America
Tobacco and Slavery
Virginia Jeopardy
Revolutionary War

Play the games to review knowledge of geography and early inhabitants of Virginia
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Colonial Williamsburg Learn about people of the 18th Century
English Colonization Jeopardy Gameshow format
English Colonization Match Game Match Game
English Colonization Part II Jeopardy gameshow format
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Money and the Colony Essential knowledge and key terms
Fling the Teacher: English Colonization Build a catapult to fling the teacher by getting each answer correct.

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VS.5 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the role of Virginia in the American Revolution by a) identifying the reasons why the colonies went to war with Great Britain, as expressed in the Declaration of Independence; b) identifying the various roles played by whites, enslaved African Americans, free African Americans, and American Indians in the Revolutionary War era, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and James Lafayette; c) identifying the importance of the Battle of Great Bridge, the ride of Jack Jouett, and the American victory at Yorktown.

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VS.5a Declaration of Independence Foldable
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VS.5a Parlaiment vs. Colonists Foldable
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VS.5b Individuals of the Revolution Foldable
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Major Documents Documents in Virginia history
American Revolution notes Notes in a PowerPoint format
VS.5 Match Game Match Game information
People Labels Interactive Notebook Cards / Matching Game
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Revolutionary War Battles Battle animations
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Great Bridge Battlefield and Waterways History Foundation Booklet, timeline and video
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Jack Jouett

Background information
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History Happens Song of Jack Jouette's ride
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Famous Virginian Review Do you know this six famous Virginias?
From Arrival to Revolution 25 question Multiple Choice quiz
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Revolutionary War

Play the games to review knowledge of geography and early inhabitants of Virginia

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VS.6 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the role of Virginia in the establishment of the new American nation by a) explaining why George Washington is called the "Father of our Country" and James Madison is called the "Father of the Constitution"; b) identifying the ideas of George Mason and Thomas Jefferson as expressed in the Virginia Declaration of Rights and the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom; c) explaining the influence of geography on the migration of Virginians into western territories.

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Jefferson and the Statute for Religious Freedom
Washington and Madison
Assemblies and Burgesses

Play the games to review knowledge of New America nation
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VS.6a George Washington Foldable
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VS.6a James Madison Foldable
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VS.6b Virginia Statutes of Religious Freedom Foldable
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VS.6 Virginia Declaration of Rights Foldable
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VS.6c Geography and Migration Foldable
Fling the Teacher: Historical Documents Part I Build a catapult to fling the teacher by getting each answer correct.
Fling the Teacher: Historical Documents Part II Build a catapult to fling the teacher by getting each answer correct.
Hoop Shoot: Historical Documents I Interactive game that tests knowledge of historical documents
Hoop Shoot: Historical Documents II Interactive game that tests knowledge of historical documents

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VS.7 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the issues that divided our nation and led to the Civil War by a) identifying the events and differences between northern and southern states that divided Virginians and led to secession, war, and the creation of West Virginia; b) describing Virginia's role in the war, including identifying major battles that took place in Virginia; c) describing the roles played by whites, enslaved African Americans, free African Americans, and American Indians.

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Description
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Civil War Battles Battle animations
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Hangman

Test your knowledge of Civil War facts
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VS.7a Lincoln's Election Foldable
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VS.7a West Virginia Foldable
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VS.7a North and South Foldable
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VS.7a Events of Secession Foldable
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VS.7b Civil War Battles Foldable
The Civil War Essential knowledge and key terms

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VS.8 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the reconstruction of Virginia following the Civil War by a) identifying the effects of Reconstruction on life in Virginia; b) identifying the effects of segregation and "Jim Crow" on life in Virginia for whites, African Americans, and American Indians; c) describing the importance of railroads, new industries, and the growth of cities to Virginia's economic development.

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VS.8a Reconstruction Foldable
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VS.8a Reconstruction Solutions Foldable
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VS.8b Jim Crow Foldable
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VS.8 African American Power in Virginia Government Foldable
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VS.8c Economic Development Foldable
Riddick's Folly House Museum Tour Two costumed interpreters will guide you through the role of the Riddick family during the Civil War and Reconstruction.
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RAFT - Write a Postcard Take on the role of someone living in the Reconstruction Period to write a postcard. Use the Rubric to create a quality product.

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VS.9 The student will demonstrate knowledge of twentieth- and twenty-first-century Virginia by a) describing the economic and social transition from a rural, agricultural society to a more urban, industrialized society, including the reasons people came to Virginia from other states and countries; b) identifying the impact of Virginians, such as Woodrow Wilson and George C. Marshall, on international events; c) identifying the social and political events in Virginia linked to desegregation and Massive Resistance and their relationship to national history; d) identifying the political, social, and/or economic contributions made by Maggie L. Walker; Harry F. Byrd, Sr.; Oliver W. Hill; Arthur R. Ashe, Jr.; A. Linwood Holton, Jr.; and L. Douglas Wilder.

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Twentieth Century Review
Arthur, Byrd, Ashe, & Wilder 
Test your knowledge of twentieth century Virginia
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VS.9a Rural to Urban Foldable
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VS.9a Why People Came Foldable
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VS.9b Desegregation and Resistance Foldable
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VS.9b,c Harry F. Byrd Foldable
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VS.9c Arthur Ashe Foldable
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VS.9c L. Douglas Wilder Foldable
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VS.9c Maggie Lena Walker Foldable
Brown vs. Board of Education Zoom In Inquiry

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VS.10 The student will demonstrate knowledge of government, geography, and economics by a) identifying the three branches of Virginia government and the function of each; b) describing the major products and industries of Virginia's five geographic regions; c) explaining how advances in transportation, communications, and technology have contributed to Virginia's prosperity and role in the global economy.

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Government

Test your knowledge of government
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VS.10a Branches of Government Foldable
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VS.10b Geographic Regions Foldable
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Regions and Products – Name It! Hangman type review game for products and regions of Virginia
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20th Century Regions and Products – Choose It! Multiple-choice game show review for products and regions of Virginia
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Products and Regions

Fling the Teacher review for products and regions of Virginia

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Road to the Capitol

Interactive game where students run for Congress.  A fun enrichment activity.

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Review

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2011 Released Test Items
2007 Released Test Items
Poquoson Review Quiz
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Question Packet Question and Answer Packet
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People in History

Hangman and jumble type games to review significant figures in Virginia's history.
SOL Released Tests SOL Released Tests from 2000-present in PowerPoint format
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VA Studies Online Course Part I Study the maps and read the text to uncover information about the geography and early inhabitants of Virginia.
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VA Studies Review Part II From Jamstown to the 20th Century check your knowledge. Read each selection and take the review quiz.
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Choose It! Review 2007 Released Test material by choosing the correct answer.
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Fling the Teacher

Build a catapult to fling the teacher by getting each answer correct. Test your knowledge of Virginia Studies content.
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SOLmate Multiple choice interactive practice quiz
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Puzzle Maker Use their word lists or create your own to generate crosswords, word searches or word scrambles
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Notable Virginias Famous Virginias in American history
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Virginia Studies Review Review of VA Studies questions to use with Crickets
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Virginia Studies Jeopardy 1 Gameshow format review
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Virginia Studies Jeopardy 2 Gameshow format review
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Virginia Studies Jeopardy 3 Gameshow format review
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Virginia Studies Jeopardy 4 Gameshow format review
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Virginia Studies Jeopardy 5 Gameshow format review
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Virginia Studies Jeopardy 6 Gameshow format review
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Virginia Studies Jeopardy 7 Gameshow format review
2007 Released Item Review Use the PPT to review the 2007 released test items.
Review Template Students create a review flyer of all SOLs.
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First Semester Review (Right Click, Save Target As) Review content covered during the first semester
2007 Released Test Item Review Gameshow format review
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Practice Assessment Tools
(must install ePat Launcher before using)
VS.1, VS.2, and VS.3 Review Cricket ready review activity for VS.1, VS.2 and VS.3
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4th Grade Jeopardy Gameshow format review of English, Math, Social Studies, and Science
The Stickman Game Virginia History review game
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Tribond Review Game Game Directions and Pieces
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SOLopoly Review Game

Monopoly-type review game for Virginia Studies
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4th Grade SOL Jeopardy Gameshow format review

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