e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia (www.wvencyclopedia.org) is offering 18 lesson plans for use in the teaching of West Virginia studies. Developed by teachers, the plans address a variety of topics, such as statehood, the Civil War, and the Great Depression. They include guiding questions, vocabulary, and lesson activities and meet eighth grade standards for social studies and literacy.

These lesson plans are included in a new section of e-WV called “West Virginia Classroom” that was developed by e-WV for teachers and students. You can visit the Classroom by going here: http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/classroom

Students visiting the Classroom will find links to e-WV articles and access to the e-WV quizzes, especially helpful in preparation for the annual Golden Horseshoe test.  Also included are directions for using some of the site’s special features, including the portfolio function, which allows users to store articles, photos, and videos on a topic in one place. Directions are also provided for using the site’s interactive maps.

Visit the Classroom at http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/classroom and let us know what you think. If you have questions or comments, contact e-WV Editor Becky Calwell at 304-346-8500 or calwell@wvhumanities.orge-WV is a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council.

From Joey Wiseman, WVDE Social studies cooridinator

On behalf of:

Becky Calwell, Editor

West Virginia Humanities Council

1310 Kanawha Blvd. E.

Charleston, WV  25301

304.346.8500 – 304.346.8504 (Fax)



Visit the West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.