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Virginia History Tour

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Social Studies +2 Age Level Elementary (9 to 12 years old)

From Jamestown to the present, explore some of the people, places and events that tell the story of the history of Virginia. 

( Curated to support Virginia Standards of Learning for the  Virginia Studies course.)


James I

National Portrait Gallery

Ship Model, Susan Constant

National Museum of American History

A Herowan or Great Lord of Virginia

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Written in Bone: The First Colonists

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Written in Bone: Difficult Lives

Smithsonian Institution Archives

See/Think/Wonder: Project Zero Visible Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Written in Bone: Difficult Lives

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Written in Bone: Difficult Lives

Smithsonian Institution Archives

John Smith

National Portrait Gallery

Written in Bone: Difficult Lives

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Written in Bone: The First Colonists

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Colonial Tobacco

National Museum of American History

George Washington

Smithsonian American Art Museum

George Washington

National Portrait Gallery

George Mason [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Thomas Jefferson

National Portrait Gallery

Thomas Jefferson. Third President of the United States

National Museum of American History

What Makes You Say That?: Project Zero Visible Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

The Declaration of Independence

National Museum of American History

Print, Declaration of Independence, 1823

National Museum of American History

James Madison [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Plate 14. Battery No. 4, Near Yorktown

National Museum of American History

Plate 12. Battery No. 1, Near Yorktown - No. 1

National Museum of American History

Surrender of Cornwallis

National Museum of American History

Cannel Coal

National Museum of American History

Primitive Coal Mine

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Field Workers

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Harriet Tubman

National Portrait Gallery

John Brown

National Portrait Gallery

Abraham Lincoln

National Portrait Gallery

5c West Virginia Statehood single

National Postal Museum

Battle of Bull Run

National Portrait Gallery

Stonewall Jackson

National Portrait Gallery

Battle between the Monitor and Merrimac

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Surrender of a Confederate Soldier

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Surrender of General Lee

National Museum of American History

Reconstruction

National Museum of American History

The Homesteaders [photomechanical print]

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Old Jim Crow Has Got to Go!

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Woman Suffrage Postcard

National Museum of American History

Headlines: Project Zero Visible Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Woman Suffrage Postcard

National Museum of American History

Harry F. Byrd

National Portrait Gallery

Woodrow Wilson

National Portrait Gallery

George C. Marshall

National Portrait Gallery

Tennis Racket

National Museum of American History

Arthur Ashe

National Portrait Gallery

Douglas Wilder

National Portrait Gallery