SOL Review and Practice
Virginia Studies   Grades 4/5 

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VS.2  Virginia: The Land and Its First Inhabitants

 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the geography and early inhabitants 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, and Rappahannock River);
d) locating three American Indian (First American) language groups (the Algonquian, the Siouan, and the Iroquoian) on a map of Virginia;
e) describing how American Indians (First Americans) adapted to the climate and their environment to secure food, clothing, and shelter.



VA Regions &
Border States

Pop-ups


Border States & Regions
Millionaire Game



 Virginia's Rivers
Millionaire Game

Regions, Bordering States, Rivers
Quiz


Regions and Rivers
Crossword


STUDY GUIDE




Rivers
Match-up, Concentration,
and Word Search

. Rivers and Regions
Flashcards



 Indian Language Groups

Pop-up Q & A

American Indians and their Environment
Cloze


 Regions, Indians



.American Indians
Quiz

 
Indians  Use the Land
Columns Match

VS.3  Colonization and Conflict: 1607 through the American Revolution

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 Virginia Assembly (1619) as the first representative legislative body in English America;
e) identifying the importance of the arrival of Africans and 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 Powhatan people, including the contributions of the Powhatans to the survival of the settlers.
Study Guide VS.3a,b
Reasons for Colony & location

England Wants a Colony
Cloze

 


Voyage to Jamestown
 video (60 sec.)

The Lure of the New World
video (120 sec.)

 Jamestown's Location and the Charters
mini-quiz


The Charters - &
Why Jamestown?
Millionaire Game

Study Guide VS.3c,d
The Charters
Virginia Assembly


The Virginia Assembly
Cloze


The Virginia Assembly
Rags to Riches Game

 Representative Democracy
mini-quiz


Representative Government
 video (60 sec.)


Jamestown and the Powhatan, America in 1607 Interactive

Study Guide VS.3e
Africans and Women


Women & Africans
Pop-up Questions

1620 - Women & Africans  Arrive
mini-quiz


Africans at Jamestown
video (60 sec.)

Arrival of Africans
video (120 sec.)


Women at Jamestown
video (60 sec.)

Study Guide VS.3f,g
Hardships
Powhatans & Settlers
 
The Jamestown Settlement
Quiz


Jamestown & the Powhatans
Cloze


Hardships
 video (60 sec.)


Powhatan & Trade

video (60 sec.)

powhatanIntro.jpg
Powhatan and Pocahontas
 video (60 sec.)

Powhatan Indians: Virginia’s Native Inhabitants
video (120 sec.)


Captain John Smith
 video (60 sec.)

Struggling to Survive in Jamestown
video (120 sec.)

VS.4 Life in the Virginia Colony

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 European (English, Scotch-Irish, German) immigrants, Africans, and American Indians (First Americans) influenced the cultural landscape and changed the relationship between the Virginia colony and England;
c) explaining how geography influenced the relocation of Virginia’s capital from Jamestown
d) describing how money, barter, and credit were used
.
Study Guide VS.4a
Agriculture, Tobacco, Slavery


Tobacco and Slavery
Millionaire Game

 
Tobacco and Slavery


Immigration, Tobacco,
Slavery
Quiz

Study Guide VS.4b
Immigrant, Landscapes


Cultural Landscapes
Cloze


Religion at Jamestown
 video (60 sec.)


Slavery

 video (60 sec.)

Study Guide VS.4c
Jamestown to Williamsburg to Richmond

The Capital Moves
Jamestown-Williamsburg-Richmond


Making a Profit
video (60 sec.)

Virginia Economy and Government
video (120 sec.)

Legacies of Jamestown
video (60 sec.).

Study Guide VS.4d
Barter, No Money and No Banks in Jamestown


Barter & Credit
Pop-up Q&A


Barter & Credit
Match-up & Concentration


Oversees Trade
video (60 sec.)

Jamestown History Printables (PDF format)
From the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

A Brief History of Jamestown
Life at Jamestown
Cultures at Jamestown
Living with Indians
Tobacco and Labor
Slavery in Virginia (
Charters and Challenges
Early Industries in Virginia
Expansion in Early Virginia
The First General Assembly
John Smith
Life in England
Pocahontas
Powhatan's Challenge
The Life of John Smith
Tobacco and Labor
The Virginia Company of London
Women in Early Virginia

Young Pocahontas
Jamestown Resource Packet
Colonial Life Activity Packet

Other Printable Worksheets and Quizzes SOLVA.2-VA.4

REGIONS & RIVERS
Printable Flashcards

VIRGINIA REGIONS & BORDERING STATES
Printable Worksheet / Quiz

Indian LANGUAGE GROUPS
Printable Match-up Worksheet

INDIANS & THEIR ENVIRONMENT
Printable Cloze Paragraph
PRINTABLE JAMESTOWN CHARTERS
Printable Worksheet / Quiz

Africans and Women Arrive - 1620
Printable worksheet / Quiz

Slavery and Tobacco
Printable worksheet / Quiz
VIRGINIA ASSEMBLY AND HOUSE OF BURGESSES
Printable worksheet / Quiz

THE CAPITAL MOVES
PRINT VERSION


BARTER AND CREDIT
PRINTABLE VERSION

VS.5    Virginia's Role in the
Revolutionary War

VS.6     Political Growth and Western Expansion: 1781 to the Mid 1800s

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 England as expressed in the Declaration of Independence;
b) identifying the various roles played by Virginians in the Revolutionary War era, with emphasis on George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Patrick Henry;
c) identifying the importance of the American victory at Yorktown.
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.


Study Guide VS.5a
The Declaration of Independence states Reasons for Independence


England and the Virginia Colony Disagree
Cloze

 
Jefferson & the
Declaration of Independence

Cloze


Study Guide VS.5b,c
Virginians Contribute to the Revolutionary War

 
Virginia & the Revolution

Millionaire Game


Revolutionary  War

Match-up


Study Guide VS.6a
George Washington
"Father of Our Country"
James Madison
"Father of the Constitution"

Study Guide VS.6b
George Mason: Virginia Declaration of Rights
Thomas Jefferson: Statute for Religious Freedom


Washington & Madison

Cloze


Virginia Declaration
of Rights

Cloze


Study Guide VS.6c
Virginians Migrate into Western Territories

 
Virginians Move South and West

Pop-ups


Statute for Religious Freedom
Cloze

VS.7    Civil War and Post-War Eras

VS.8    Reconstruction

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.
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;
c) describing the importance of railroads, new industries, and the growth of cities to Virginia’s economic development.


Study Guide  VS.7a
Issues that Divided the Nation and Led to Civil War

Revolution-Civil War Review
Penalty Game


The Nation and Virginia Divided
Millionaire Game


Major Civil War Battles

Pop-ups


Study Guide VS.7b
Virginia's Role in the Civil Way and Major Battles


Big Best
Matching Game

Review


FLASHCARD REVIEW


Study VS.8a
Effects of Reconstruction in Virginia

Reconstruction
True/False Quiz

Timelines-Start with the easy one, and work your way up


Colonial Timeline
easy

Colonial Timeline
medium

Colonial Timeline
challenging


Study VS.8b
Segregation and "Jim Crow"

Study VS.8c
Railroads, New Industries and Cities Help Virginia's Economy Grow

  Virginia Grows after Reconstruction
mini-quiz


Jim Crow Laws

True/False Quiz

VS.9    Virginia: 1900 to the Present

VS.10   Virginia Today: Government, Geography, Economics

The student will demonstrate knowledge of twentieth 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 social and political events in Virginia linked to desegregation and Massive Resistance and their relationship to national history;
c) identifying the political, social, and/or economic contributions made by Maggie L. Walker, Harry F. Byrd, Sr., Arthur R. Ashe, Jr., and L. Douglas Wilder.
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


Study VS.9a
A Rural, Agricultural Society Becomes an Urban, Industrialized Society

Study VS.9b
Desegregation and Massive Resistance

 
20th Century Virginia - Rural to Urban Virginia


Desegregation & Massive Resistance
Pop-ups


Study VS.9c
Maggie L. Walker, Harry F. Byrd, Sr., Arthur R. Ashe, Jr., and L. Douglas Wilder


Walker, Byrd,
Ashe, Wilder
Millionaire Game


Civil Rights
BrainPOP Movie
(no subscription required)


Study VS.10a
Three Branches of Virginia Government


The Government of Virginia
Millionaire Game


Products and Industries of Virginia's Regions

Columns Match


Study VS.10b (c)
The Major Products and Industries of Virginia

Study VS.10c
Transportation, Communications and Technology Help Virginia Grow


Government & Industry
Match-up 

General Review

 

   

Civil War Battles
Printable Worksheet / Quiz

DESEGREGATION AND MASSIVE RESISTANCE
Printable Worksheet / Quiz


SOL Virginians
Printable Crossword

SOL Virginians
Printable Flashcards


Zip-around Games

Directions

28 Card Deck #1   in Word #1

28 Card Deck #2  Word  #2

28 Card Deck #3  Word #3



ALL THE PEOPLE YOU NEED TO KNOW
Matching and Concentration Games

ALL THE PEOPLE YOU NEED TO KNOW
Flash Cards


18 Virginians (harder)
Crossword


9 Virginians (easier)
Crossword


The Standards

Content in Detail

Test Blueprint