Virginia Pathways is an educational video series with print and web
materials, produced in association
with the Virginia History
Production Consortium. The series is dictated by the fourth grade Virginia
History Standards of Learning . Designed for use in the classroom, each episode
experiences of a group of 9 to 11 year old children. The programs can be viewed in their
entirety, but also contain stand-alone educational components within each episode. These are produced so that they may be viewed
in isolation from the rest of the story.
Print materials, designed specifically for the classroom educator, accompany each episode.
The use of these materials is strongly encouraged.
Episode #1, " Taxes and
Transportation" was identified as
the initial production of the series, integrating history, economics and geography
connecting roads and highway construction with taxes. Episode #1 is fifteen minutes
Episode #2, Making the Move, is the
second program in the series. This episode
continues integrating history and economics by discussing the effects of migration
throughout Virginia, from the early settlers to the present. Episode #2 is
approximately twenty minutes in length.
Episode #3, Virginia Government, is the
third program in the series. This episode emphasizes the individuals and
the documents which made significant impact on how the government of
Virginia evolved. Episode #3 is twenty minutes in length.
Episode #4, "Civil Rights: Part 1",
is the fourth program in the series. This episode
focuses primarily on Civil Rights in Virginia prior to Reconstruction.
Episode #5, "Civil Rights: Part 2",
is the fifth program in the series and the fourth to be completed. This
episode explores Civil Rights in Virginia, focusing
primarily on post Reconstruction through modern times. Episode #5 is
approximately 15 minutes in length.
Episode #6, "Virginian Heroes and Patriots" will be the last
program in the series. Rather than calling them leaders, these are "heroes and
patriots". W e will examine what makes a person a hero and a patriot.
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