Dear West Virginia Teacher:
As you explore West Virginia history during our state’s 150th year, we encourage you and your students to turn to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia. This free and interactive website, www.wvencyclopedia.org, includes more than 2,300 articles; hundreds of photos, videos, audio clips, and maps; and a unique e-WV Classroom.
This special section of e-WV is designed just for students and teachers. The e-WV Classroom at http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/classroom provides 18 lesson plans on a variety of topics, including “The Story of Statehood” and “The Two Constitutions,” and offers links to quizzes and other important features of e-WV.
Individual articles in e-WV are also of great use to students who are exploring the topic of West Virginia statehood:
- Formation of West Virginia: http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/2034
- Sectionalism and the Virginias: http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/229
- John Brown: http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/668
- Reorganized Government of Virginia: http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/62
- West Virginia Independence Hall: http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1068
e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia is a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council. Contact us if you have questions, suggestions, or comments about e-WV.
Editor, e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia