The SOL that I have chosen to focus on is from 4th grade Virginia Studies
VS.8 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the reconstruction of Virginia following the Civil
a) identifying the effects of Reconstruction on life in Virginia;
b) identifying the effects of segregation and “Jim Crow” on life in Virginia for whites, African Americans, and American Indians;
c) describing the importance of railroads, new industries, and the growth of cities to Virginia’s economic development
I think I can have students do a variety of projects with this standard. I can be very flexible while teaching this information. The students can choose how they would like to explore this topic by creating their own project- they can write a paper, create a power point, make a creative project or game, etc or use different media resources such as Grolier online.