Teacher Resources

Document-Based Question (DBQ) Exercises Index


Primary Resources

Links to Archives and History digital resources for West Virginia Studies 8th-Grade Standards

Educational Videos

Educational videos on Archives and History YouTube Channel suitable for school use
lesson plans

Lesson Plans and Exercises

Archives and History educational Web site and primary source activities for classroom use

Charts, Graphs, and Maps

Images for use by teachers in developing their own projects
daily trivia

Daily Trivia

The Daily Trivia is a useful tool for students studying for History Bowl.
WV counties

Online Resources by County

A quick way to find resources that Archives and History has online for your county
video clips

Audio-Video Clips

Footage of school integration at Matoaka in 1957, the Farmington mine explosion in 1968, and President Franklin Roosevelt and the Mountain State Forest Festival in 1936 and dozens more clips from the collections of the West Virginia State Archives (not available at present due to server space constraints)

Online Exhibits

Archives and History online exhibits on John Brown, statehood, Buffalo Creek, the 1960 presidential primary campaign, gubernatorial inaugurations, and other West Virginia topics
this day

On This Day in West Virginia History

Did you know that renowned African American scholar Henry Louis Gates graduated from Piedmont High School on June 12, 1968? Or, that President Abraham Lincoln signed the West Virginia Statehood bill on December 31, 1862? "On This Day . . ." presents one or more events for every day of the year with links to additional information.
photo gallery

Photo Gallery

Archives and History photographs and documents that were on display in the gallery area off the Great Hall in the Culture Center

Also Check Out:

West Virginia History Center

The History Center offers links to various features, guides, programs, publications, and history topics. Included are materials on Civil War, Disasters, Education, Government and Politics, Women, and much more.

West Virginia History Bowl

In 2010, the West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH) began an exciting new challenge for eighth graders to test their West Virginia history - the West Virginia History Bowl Tournament. Teams of students from around the state face off in an academic bowl competition that focuses on West Virginia history, literature, arts, architecture, geography and culture.

West Virginia Memory Project Databases

Search databases on John Brown, photographs, Golden Horseshoe winners, West Virginia Veterans Memorial names, highway markers, and more.

West Virginia Archives and History YouTube Channel

West Virginia Archives and History

West Virginia Archives and History