It is fitting that the two Moffat photographs I have chosen were both taken in Virginia, after all, it it known as the "Mother of Presidents." During my visit there in 2013 to attend an NCHE conference, I was reminded of so many of the pivotal events in our nation's history that have happened in the state of Virginia. It is amazing to think that events from early colonization to the American Revolution to the Civil War all took place in this state.
Aside from the historical events that have taken place in Virginia, can you name the eight presidents that were born in Virginia? All eight of the presidents are represented in the rotunda in the Virginia State Capitol. George Washington was of course the first and has the center display.
Hint: The other presidents are the 3rd, the 4th, the 5th, the 9th, the 10th, the 12th and the 28th presidents. Watch the Youtube video below to see if you can name them.
I'm extremely excited to teach in the month of February! Between Black History Month, Mardi Gras, Presidents' Day and Laura Ingalls Wilder's birthday, we have a ton of great learning coming up!! I am thrilled every time I go to Google and they post one of their doodles. You never know when they will show up and they never fail to inspire me with the level of creativity in the piece.
I have been working very hard on some new products for my Teachers Pay Teachers store for Black History Month. Please take the time to look at African American History Characters Powerpoint and Timeline and Characters in African American History Timeline, Quotes and Primary Source Cards. Both products are appropriate for all elementary grades and offer information on a wide variety of people. Geography and math are easily incorporated for cross-curricular studies. Both products are on sale through February 3rd.