By Virginia Historical Society
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The Virginia Studies podcast is produced by the Virginia Historical Society and based on the Standards of Learning (SOL). In this video series, the Virginia Historical Society animates primary source documents to produce a video that is appropriate for a K-12 audience and even more appropriate for students preparing for the Virginia Studies SOL. Each video includes a question at the end that will require a student to demonstrate historical and analytical analysis.
|1||VideoWhat Caused the Civil War?||VA SOL VS.1d; VS.1e; VS.7a; VS.7c This video looks at the question "What caused the Civil War?" and specifically at differences between the North and South and the outbreak of the Civil War.||12/5/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||VideoThe Civil War in Virginia||VA SOL VS.1; VS.1b; VS.1d; VS.7b; VS.7c; VS.8a This video discusses the Civil War in Virginia and focuses on some of the major battles, generals, and themes.||12/5/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||VideoThe Battle of the Ironclads||VA SOL VS.1a; VS.1d; VS.1e; VS.7b This video describes the battle between the Monitor and the Merrimack. On March 8, 1862, the world's first ironclad ship, CSS Virginia, destroyed two wooden-hulled U.S. warships at Hampton Roads. This battle revolutionized naval warfare by proving that wooden vessels were obsolete against ironclads. The next day the Union's first ironclad—the USS Monitor—arrived and fought the Virginia to a draw, ensuring the safety of the Union blockade fleet.||12/5/2013||Free||View in iTunes|