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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.

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. 

The West Virginia State Museum

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Explore the West Virginia State Museum and learn about the role of a museum director.

The West Virginia Division of Archives and History

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Learn about the work of an archivist and explore the types of artifacts, documents, and other methods they use to preserve West Virginia history.

Sasquatch

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Follow a group of trackers as they search for Sasquatch in West Virginia and learn the techniques they use to prove their theory that Sasquatch is real.

Extra Innings | Coalfield Baseball

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Examine the impact of the coalfield baseball teams on the mining communities in southern West Virginia in the early 20th century.

Arthurdale: A First Lady's Legacy

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Explore the reasons behind the establishment of the New Deal community at Arthurdale, West Virginia and examine the government's role in providing services to citizens.

Doughboy Buckles

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Trace the long and eventful life of World War I and II veteran Frank Buckles.

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