Virginia was the 10th state to join the union. It became a state on June 25, 1788.
Capital - Richmond
Abbreviation - VA
Nickname - Old Dominion
Motto - "Sic Semper Tyrannis" - Thus Always to Tyrants
Song - Carry Me Back to Old Virginia
Bird - Cardinal
Flower - American Dogwood
Insect - Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
Area - approximately 42,769 square miles
Websites for studying about Virginia
The declarations of secession for Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia (primary sources)
Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Virginia
America's Maritime Treasure. You'll find one of the largest international maritime history museums filled to the crow's nest with prized artifacts that celebrate the spirit of seafaring adventure. Explore over 60,000 square feet of gallery space with rare figureheads, handcrafted ship models, Civil War ironclad USS Monitor artifacts, paintings, small craft from around the world, and much more.
Learn about running a household and preparing foods, colonial diversions and pastimes as well as education and apprenticeships at the Benjamin Powell House.
Fun Educational Activities
From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Virginia
Mr. Donn has been online for as long as I can remember and he has one of the largest collections of social studies resources available. This is his collection of Virginia resources.
From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.
Facts & Trivia about Virginia
Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Virginia
Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about Virginia.
In 1999, the United States Mint began striking a new quarter about every ten weeks to honor one of the 50 states—that is, five new quarters every year—until the program ended. The quarters were struck in the same order as the states' birthdays.
Ready Virginia is a statewide public education effort to prepare Virginians for all hazards, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks. Ready Virginia encourages Virginians to do three things to prepare for emergencies: * Get an emergency supply kit * Make an emergency plan * Stay informed about the hazards that could impact Virginia The Ready Virginia Web site is a central, authoritative resource for preparedness information for all Virginians.
Hands-on history programs for home-educated students. Sharing a variety of entertaining, engaging and educational online resources available for you to enjoy with your family at home. Take a virtual tour and experience live demonstrations of hands-on history.
Virginia Virtual Field Trips
Virtual field trip onlineThe Museum's Step Into The Past education programs are unlike any other history-oriented services offered in the Roanoke Valley. These programs were created to meet the requests of local teachers, P.T.A. representatives and youth group leaders for historical programming that is readily available and affordable. Step Into The Past consists of both Outreach and In-house Programs.
Virtual field trip onlineLuray Caverns is the largest caverns in the eastern United States. Enormous chambers are filled with towering stone columns, shimmering draperies and crystal-clear pools. The National Park Service and the Department of Interior designated it a Registered Natural Landmark.
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