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“Lesson Plans and Teacher Resources” – West Virginia Mine Wars Museum

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“A new generation is learning the power that this history holds. 

“The absence of the Mine Wars and other industrial abuses of power in public discourse and classroom curriculum was no mere oversight but, rather, a deliberate cover up by state officials. The story of the West Virginia Mine Wars did not make its way into the state’s narrative or public history textbooks for over fifty years after the Battle of Blair Mountain. 

“At our Museum, we’ve created a full curriculum to teach students about the facts and the stories of the Mine Wars, to create an active learning space where participants analyze and think for themselves about what these stories might have to teach us. 

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“These lessons were carefully created alongside teachers and include asynchronous and synchronous activity options for remote, virtual, and in-person learning. The activities included here are not to be an end in and of themselves, they are only the beginning. They offer students and educators an opportunity to better understand their world so that they might begin to change it.

“Each of the lessons below are aligned with West Virginia State curriculum standards,
and offer additional primary and secondary sources.”

Explore WV Mine Wars Museum’s “Lesson Plans and Teacher Resources” Webpage – includes:   8th Grade Lessons; 11th Grade Lessons;  4th/5th Grade Lessons; Coloring Book; Other Teaching Resources

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