Field Trips and School Programs

Preservation Virginia provides a variety of educational options, from hands-on site experiences, summer camps and workshops, to formal Standards of Learning based lesson plans and outreach. To learn from our past, we must educate our future.

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Online Educational Resources

Resource Packets and Activities

Political Parties and Personalities of the New Nation

This fun activity helps students identify and internalize definitions and explanations of key political parties, concepts and people from the late 18th and early 19th centuries in the United States.

Topics: American history, early America/the new nation, political parties/ideologies, founding fathers

Virginia Standards of Learning Sections: VS.5b; VS.6a, b; USI.6b, c

Marbury v. Madison and Judicial Review Resource Packet

This packet and worksheet describe the significance and impact of Chief Justice John Marshall’s ruling in the Supreme Court case, Marbury v. Madison (1803), which established the authorities and separation of powers of the federal branches of government.

The material covers Virginia Standards of Learning components CE.1a, f, h; CE.6b; CE.9b; VUS.1a, e, f, g; VUS.5d; GOVT.1a, c, d; GOVT.7a, b; GOVT.10b for grades 7th-12th.

 

Take Into Account: Understanding Rural and Urban Life in Early Virginia from Household Ledgers

Using “receipts” from the 18th and 19th centuries, this packet and worksheet describe living in the Early American Republic by exploring the dichotomy of rural and urban life through the experiences of John Marshall and Patrick Henry between 1771 and 1795, and by extension, the realities of urban and rural slavery in the post-colonial era.

Covers Virginia Standards of Learning VS.1a, b, c, d, e, f, h; VS.4 a, d, e; US.1a, b, c, d, e, f, h; US.1b, d; for grades 4th and 5th.

Educational Videos

History Where it Happened Series: Marbury v. Madison at the John Marshall House

This video pairs with the Marbury v. Madison resource packet and helps introduce students to the significance and impact of Chief Justice John Marshall’s ruling in the Supreme Court case, Marbury v. Madison (1803), which established the authorities and separation of powers of the federal branches of government.

This video covers Virginia Standards of Learning components CE.1a, f, h; CE.6b; CE.9b; VUS.1a, e, f, g; VUS.5d; GOVT.1a, c, d; GOVT.7a, b; GOVT.10b .