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West Virginia University Libraries – Teacher Resources Guide at the West Virginia & Regional History Center

“The West Virginia & Regional History Center collects, preserves, and provides public access to materials that show the history and culture of West Virginia and the central Appalachian region.”

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“Activities, lesson plans, and other resources for teachers using the collections of the West Virginia & Regional History Center”

“Welcome to the Teacher Resources Guide for the West Virginia & Regional History Center at WVU Libraries.  This digital guide currently contains selected digitized photographs from the history of West Virginia divided into time eras for ease of use.  These primary sources provide an enrichment to West Virginia Studies lessons and a means to demonstrate national trends at the local level in US and world history. 

“The tabs to the left provide easy navigation between time eras and include a tab for the Photo Analysis worksheet.  This worksheet will help students focus on the details of the photograph as they place them in the context of topics they may be studying.  Click on the title below each photograph to see any additional information we have on the photograph.  If we haven’t selected a digitized photograph of the topic you are studying, check ‘West Virginia History OnView’  to search and view all 50,000+  available photographs.”

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    “West Virginia History On View”

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“54,000 Images and Counting…

“West Virginia History OnView (WVHOV) in the West Virginia & Regional History Center’s online database that includes over 50,000 images digitized from our rich and diverse collections. While not every image we have has been scanned into this database, it showcases a small selection of our many photographs, glass plate negatives, tintypes, prints, and other still images. The images portray a variety of topics connected to West Virginia and the Appalachian region.”

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