Social Studies

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West Virginia | Pipefitter and the Pythagorean Theorem

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An apprentice pipefitter explains how he uses math and science in his every day work tasks in this video for WV Steam. 

Water Water

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Learn about the great distances water travels in order to enter the Berkeley Springs, West Virginia International Water Tasting competition, the qualities judges are looking for in the winning entries, and the impact winning can have on the entrants.

The Artistry of Charly Hamilton

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Examine the career of visual artist Charly Hamilton.  The content coordinates with the video and lesson plan "Zany Human and Animal Portraits in the Style of Charly Hamilton".

Wheeling's Independence Hall

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Examine the history of West Virginia Statehood and the importance of Wheeling's Independence Hall, and learn how this building is being used today.

Home Plates

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The Homer Laughlin Company has a long and strong history of making dinnerware.  Trace the ups and downs of the Fiestaware industry in West Virginia.

Camp Washington Carver

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Explore the rich history and present day activities related to Camp Washington Carver

Steamboat Jimmy

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Learn about James Rumsey, the first man to invent the steam powered boat, and the challenges he faced when he demonstrated it for a crowd of people.

West Virginia Statehood | You are There

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Explore the West Virginia Statehood movement through the eyes of individuals who lived during that time period with this video from WV Public Broadcasting.  Students will hear news reports from locations around the new state, see interviews with a soldier, people on the street, and learn more about the naming of the state and creation of the state seal and motto.

Porte Crayon

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Discover the works done by the writer and illustrator known as Porte Crayon.

I, Too, Am an Appalachian

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Learn more about the meaning behind the terms "African-Appalachian" and "Black Appalachian."

Katherine Johnson | NASA Computer

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Examine the life and career of NASA computer Katherine Johnson, and engage students in a discussion of the qualities Johnson exhibited that helped her break racial and gender barriers.

The Grave Creek Mound

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Examine the history of the Grave Creek Mound with a team of archaeologists as they use traditional and modern technology to discover its secrets.

Rocket Man

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Listen as Homer Hickam describes his life from early years in Coalwood, WV through his work at NASA and talks about how his experiences in southern West Virginia helped him with his career. 

New River Gorge Bridge

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Trace the planning for and construction of the New River Gorge Bridge.

General Charles "Chuck" Yeager

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Explore the career of General Charles "Chuck" Yeager, first man to fly faster than the speed of sound.

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