MARCH 2011
Applications for the 2011 Brown Teacher Research Fellowship Due May 6
The Library of Virginia is pleased to announce the Anne and Ryland Brown Teacher Research Fellowship. The goal of the program is to enhance knowledge and training in history and social science instruction in the commonwealth of Virginia. More.
Please find our newest guides to the Library’s digital and educational resources, designed with the educator in mind! On the Guide for Educators page in our Online Classroom, we've posted links to our material as it correlates with the Virginia Standards of Learning. Each of these frameworks, arranged by grade, includes the specific SOL, the Essential Understandings, the Essential Knowledge, and links to Library resources available that correlate to each. These links may lead to primary sources, classroom activities, or fully developed lesson plans. Keep your eye on these guides—they'll be updated as new material is developed and made available.  
The Library of Virginia is the oldest cultural institution in the state and the official archive (a place where history is kept) and library of the Commonwealth. In the book To Collect, Protect, and Serve: Behind the Scenes at the Library of Virginia, Archie the Archivist, Libby the Librarian, and Connie the Conservator guide young readers through a visit to the Library of Virginia.

The book lets children explore some of the Library’s most important holdings—an early copy of the Declaration of Independence, the Statute of Religious Freedom, and documents connected to famous Virginians like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, George Mason, and Edgar Allan Poe. More.

Schedule a Field Trip to the Library of Virginia and the Virginia State Capitol
As a complement to the Union or Secession exhibition at the Library of Virginia, the Virginia State Capitol Visitor Center is hosting the exhibition The Struggle to Decide: Virginia’s Secession Crisis. More .
Thursday, March 24, 2011 Time: 6:00 PM—8:00 PM Place: Lecture Hall & Lobby

Free but reservations required. Seating is limited. Call 804-692-3900 by March 18 to RSVP. Program begins promptly at 6:00 PM. Eight honorees from the past and present who have had a significant impact on the history of Virginia will be honored at this celebration. A reception follows the program.

Sponsored by Dominion.

The Library of Virginia is pleased to announce the second annual Anne and Ryland Brown Teacher Institute. The goal of the institute is to enhance knowledge of and training in history and social science instruction in the commonwealth of Virginia by providing educators with opportunities for in-depth study and as well as teaching resources. The theme of this year’s conference coincides with the content of the Library’s current major exhibition of the same title, which opened in December 2010. More.
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