Explore the 2019 Commemoration’s education resources, including primary source materials, videos, and innovative lesson ideas to use in your classroom all year long!

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2019 COMMEMORATION
SCHOOLS

2019 Commemoration Schools is a yearlong effort to incorporate the spirit of 2019 into your school or classroom environment. Sign up today!

OUR AMERICAN STORY:
STUDENT CONTEST

“Our American Story” is a digital student contest (for 8th–12th grades) inspired by the foundational events that occurred in Virginia in 1619. Students submit a creative project to compete for cash and technology prizes for their school and team.

HISTORICAL BACKGROUNDERS

How much do you know about 1619? Learn more about the historical events and themes that we’re commemorating in 2019 with these historical backgrounders.

LESSON PLANS

2019 Master Teachers worked hard on these novel ideas for your classroom. The plans include all relevant links and materials to set you up for success.

VIDEO AND AUDIO RESOURCES

Check out our video and audio library and immerse your students in Virginia’s colonial world.

FIRST FREEDOM DIGITAL WALL

Looking to strengthen your students’ media literacy skills? Engage them in thoughtful discussion on questions related to the First Amendment with the First Freedom Wall.

VIRGINIA HISTORY TRAILS

Discover innovative ways to use the Virginia History Trails app for your classes.

NATIONAL HISTORY DAY

Looking for a topic for your 2019 Triumph and Tragedy National History Day project? We’ve got you covered with great resources on Virginia Changemakers.

2019 SCHOOLS FACEBOOK GROUP

Find updates, tips, and successful project examples in our exclusive educators-only Facebook Group!

Explore Virginia’s Past and Present

Use the Virginia History Trails app in your classroom!

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