ERIC Number: ED314345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Reference Count: N/A
How Does the Life of an Early Settler in West Virginia Compare to Yours? Social Studies Resource Unit.
Satterwhite, Mary W.
Designed to teach students about West Virginia's past and present, this learning module contains objectives for the unit, activity descriptions, and test questions for evaluation. Students will develop an understanding and appreciation of West Virginia heritage, an understanding of the geography of the state and the role it has played in the history and development of the state, and a knowledge of the state's resources and how they have had an impact on state history and development. The students will also become aware of changes that have occurred in all areas of life and recognize reasons for these changes. They will see how people interacted with their natural and cultural environment to meet their needs in the past and compare it to the present. The students practice critical thinking, creative thinking, decision making, and problem solving skills while working independently, in small groups, and in a large group. The walks and trips that are part of this unit's activities help students understand West Virginia's past and present. The traces of the past that still exist should make the past real and provide a bridge to the present. (Author/JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia