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Using the Primary Resources Associated with the Virginia Women in History Program
The Library of Virginia hopes that the 2011 Virginia Women in History program can be a part of your classroom curriculum. Each honoree’s page features a concise biography along with images and a related primary source document. These tools can help your students sharpen their analytical skills as they learn about and interpret the lives and contributions of each honoree.
We have developed resources to assist you in bringing our Virginia Women in History honorees to life for your students. On each honoree's page, you will find a selection of questions drawn from the primary resources and the individual's biography. Use these guiding questions to lead discussions and activities in the classroom.
Create a Bulletin-Board Display Using the 2011 Virginia Women in History Honorees
Are you looking for an easy Women's History Month display for your classroom or library? This PDF package has everything you need to create an attractive and informative display featuring the eight 2011 Virginia Women in History honorees, including images and captions. Just click to download, print, and post the pages on a bulletin board in your class, library, or office. Bulletin-Board PDF
Don't Forget Next Year!
We want to partner with your class and let your students nominate an outstanding woman or African American from Virginia for the 2011 Virginia Women in History poster or the African American Trailblazers in Virginia History poster. We are offering an award to the school and teacher that submit a successful nomination for the 2011 programs. If your nominee is chosen, the nominating teacher will be eligible to win $250 toward school supplies, along with a complimentary three-volume set of the Dictionary of Virginia Biography (a $120 value) for the school library. The teacher will also be recognized at the 2011 Women in History or Trailblazers reception. Download a nomination form.