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Virginia History and Activity Books


Children all over America are required to study the history and geography of their state, usually in the 4th grade. Here are books to help homeschoolers of Virginia accomplish this task.

1. Virginia - America the Beautiful Series

From the America the Beautiful series, Virginia features full color photographs, maps, fast facts and is fully indexed. 144 pages, grades 4-8.

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2. Virginia - Hello U.S.A. Series

From the 'Hello U.S.A.' series, this book takes you on a tour of the history, geography, people, economy, and environment of Virginia. Features colorful photos, easy-to-read text, and fascinating facts sidebars. 84 pages, grades 3-6.
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3. Virginia - From Sea to Shining Sea Series

Virginia, part of the 'From Sea to Shining Sea' series discusses the geography, history, industries, and famous people. Features full color photographs, 64 pages. (for grades 3-5)

4. Virginia Facts and Symbols

"Jam-packed with information, these books are an ideal resource for report writing and teaching. Fast Facts highlight each state's capital city, largest city, physical size, population, natural resources, and primary manufactured goods." 24 pages, grades 3-5.
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5. Virginia - Portrait of America Series

If you want an in-depth portrait of a state, you have to look beyond the basic facts. Portrait of America fills in the facts of history, economy, and culture with vignettes of individual residents, special events, and featured industries. 48 pages, grades 3-12.
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6. State Shapes: Virginia

Presents the history, important people, and famous places of the Old Dominion state, as well as miscellaneous facts about Virginia today.
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7. The Thirteen Colonies - Virginia

The Jamestown settlers came to Virginia looking not for religious freedom but for financial gain. They were unsuccessful until one Jamestown resident planted a few tobacco seeds, setting the course for Virginia history. The rich and fascinating story of colonial Virginia is an integral component of American history.
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