West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

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Form two rows that meet at a right angle.
Classify different living things.
Illustrate the question, "What is x groups of (y + 2) things?" by placing an x piece along the vertical side and a y piece combined with 2 green cubes along the horizontal side.
This content resource is an interactive tour of Ellis Island.
A checklist of items to consider when making purchases.
Your neighborhood has may people who are there to help you.
Creating the Bill of Rights.
Graph/plot ordered pairs on a first-quadrant grid.
Match the correct blood with the patients to help them stay alive.
The first step in restoring the Branches of Power is to put the President, members of Congress, and the Supreme Court Justices into the buildings.
The first step in restoring the Branches of Power is to put the President, members of Congress, and the Supreme Court justices into the buildings.
This resource offers an opportunity to discover how a bill is created and then passed to become a law.
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Eric has smashed his calculator.
How to calculate the area in different scenarios.
What issues do you want to ask candidates about?
Build a cell, fight off viruses, survive harsh worlds, and save the platypus species!
What will your DNA do today?
An interactive explaination of cell membranes.
Build a cell, fight off viruses, survive harsh worlds, and save the Platypus species!
Why do people celebrate Cesar Chavez's birthday?
Estimating fractions
Pay close attention to the clues, do your research, and you will turn out to be a super historical detective!
We've all gotten into fights. So what happens when countries and other large groups of people fight?
Create your own rollercoaster without getting stuck or crashing.
Interactive tour of the Colonial Williamsburg experience
Learn how forces and simple machines can work together to create the Compound Machine.
Creating the Constitution.
Various Mathematical Games
Graphs and charts are great because they communicate information visually.
Graphs and charts are great because they communicate information visually.
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An activity that highlights three ways of displaying information: Tables, Graphs, and Maps.
Complete nine group assignments with fractions, decimals, and percents as you organize players on teams.
Creating the Declaration of Independence.
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The game Digging for Answers tests your research skills as well as your expertise.
Explore the National Archives collection in the Digital Vaults.
You can do simple division in your head. Division using larger numbers can be written down using long division.
In Do I Have a Right?, you'll run your own firm of lawyers who specialize in constitutional law.
Run a firm of lawyers who specialize in constitutional law.
Doing What Works (DWW) is an exciting new website sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. DWW is dedicated to helping educators identify and make use of effective teaching practices.
Make sums of 1 and prevent your opponent from making sums of 1.
There are a number of programs offered to promote and educate the arts in West Virginia classrooms. Learn more about these programs here.
Daily life in ancient Egypt revolved around the Nile and the fertile land along its banks.
What do you need to be elected President?
What do you need to be elected President?
ERIC - the Education Resources Information Center - is an online digital library of education research and information.
An interactive learing area that enables you to view the bones of a human, chimpanzee, and baboon.
This interactive mathematics resource allows students to explore and interpret the mean, median, and mode of a created data set.
This interactive mathematics resource allows the user to explore the order of operations.
This interactive mathematics resource allows the user to explore the outcomes resulting from tossing a coin, rollinig a die, and using a spinner to perform single and double event probabilities.
Eyes on Bullying offers a variety of tools that can help you look at and understand bullying in a new way, reexamine your own knowledge and beliefs about bullying, and shape the beliefs and behaviors of the children in your care.
Type a factor into a tree. Repeat to find all prime factors.
Find the Face is a game where you match African American heroes with the events that made them famous.
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Help Rex solve mysteries about rocks, fossils and minerals!
If you're studying Global Population at Higher or Intermediate level, this site is for you. When you go into the site you'll find an introduction to the topic and an overview of how and why population distribution has changed over time.
Solve word problems about rate. Select formulas to solve problems about rate, distance, and time.
Click on the grid to find bones for the dog.
Hop aboard our time machine!
Separate hydrogen and oxygen from water (H2O).
Separate hydrogen and oxygen from water (H2O).
Learning Games for Pre K-2
Stories for Grades Pre K-2
Click on the state that matches the state name given.
Can you do any better than the real colonists?
History Mystery - Solve the Mystery in the Fewest Clues
Reading the Periodic Table, Building Atoms, Atomic Models, Elements in Common Items
HyperHistory Online navigates through 3,000 years of World History with links to important persons of world historical importance; civilization timelines; events and facts; and historical maps.
Guide seeks to provide educational practitioners with user-friendly tools to distinguish practices supported by rigorous evidence from those that are not.
Website on a curriculum of environmental history. This 10-module, middle school curriculum gives teachers the opportunity to download social studies activities that are based upon archival materials. The centerpiece of each module is a compilation of primary resources--documents, maps, newspaper articles, oral histories or photographs--from which students will be asked to gather, examine, and analyze information, and synthesize insights.
The West Virginia Library Commission provides statewide databases to assist West Virginian's with research projects.
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Click on each child to find out their favorite hobby to tally the totals.
On this website, you will discover clues about what really happened at the 1621 harvest celebration.
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If you need help with or want to review your geometry knowledge, this resource features more than 40 videos that explain topics ranging from the Pythagorean Theorem to similar triangles.
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Learn about position, velocity, and acceleration vectors.
Drag the states to the map until you have done all of the states.
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You're a soldier in George Washington's Continental Army.
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We need you to travel back in time to the summer of 1787 and learn what you can from the delegates of the Constitutional Convention.
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Math Resources for Grades 3-5
Math Resources for Grades 6-8
Math Resources for Grades 9-12
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Prepare the body of Ramose, officer to the king, for burial.
Your brain hears what it expects to hear, so what happens when a familiar song has some notes scrambled?
Our country's heritage owes a lot to Native American cultures.
An info-graph of Nobel Prizes awarded alongside conflicts and wars.
BBC NI Learning Website with video clips, maps, and animations exploring the Northern Ireland landscape for KS3 students and adults.
Crack the code on the safe to open it!
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Go on an interactive journey with Captain John Smith to discover Jamestown and the year 1607!
Orbit Integers is a multiplayer racing game that allows students from anywhere in the world to race one another.
Orbit Integers is a multiplayer racing game that allows students from anywhere in the world to race one another.
Parentheses first, then multiplication and division, followed by addition and subtraction.
Paint the Map is a map puzzle. Paint the map of the U.S.A. to show if each state is above or below the national mean or median for a selected data set.
This virtual manipulative allows you to solve simple linear equations through the use of a balance beam.
This virtual manipulative allows you to solve simple linear equations through the use of a balance beam.
Use pictures, models, tables, and number sentences to interpret mathematical relationships.
Someone has stolen an archeological treasure of extreme importance and international consequence.
Rotate, reflect, and translate the shapes.
A variety of different activities made by the Potomac Highlands Watershed School.
Mathematical reasoning level 1
Mathematical reasoning level 2
Mathematical reasoning level 3.
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Do you know their properties?
Information and links you can use to help your children not only learn to read better but to develop of a love of reading that will serve them well.
Learn how to read a map.
Resources for Grades Pre K-2
An animated outline of RNA Translation into protein.
Rock Hopper needs your help to reach the large rock on the other side of the pond!
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Find out the characteristics of rocks.
Deal a deck of cards, and find the difference between the two numbers.
Learn about equations and the lines they create as you rescue the Zogs and leave the Duplicators behind.
How much fun in the sun can you have?
My Savings Quest is a free interactive online game that teaches kids all about personal finance.
Science Resources for Grades 3-5
Science Resources for Grades 6-8
Science Resources for Grades 9-12
Do you have guts? Dissect a perch and crayfish to find out!
Shoot the arrow through the balls.
Learn about simple and compound machines while you explore the house and tool shed.
Slam the ball into the sides of the game board, and use your knowledge of angles, symmetry, and reflections to choose the best path.
Match a variety of vehicles with their destinations and time periods to learn how much transportation in America has changed over time.
Social Studies Resources for Grades 3-5
Social Studies Resources for Grades 6-8
Social Studies Resources for Grades 9-12
Spartan boys had to complete a very tough programme of education which moulded them into good soldiers. You must complete a number of tasks to progress through the programme. Your aim is to complete the programme successfully, scoring as many points as you can, and so be elected into a mess and made a member of the Spartan army.
Students identify the missing number in a number pattern.
State Archives provides nearly 100 video resources relating to historical events ocurring in West Virginia. If you are interested in learning more about West Virginia history these video files are a wonderful resource.
Whether you want to relive a previous visit to the Statue of Liberty, you've never been to the park and want to get an idea of what it's like, a virtual tour is the way to go.
Telling time to the minute.
Drag and drop the number cards to make sense.
Click on each shape to reveal their lines of symmetry.
This site was designed by teachers to assist colleagues in planning and delivering effective 21st century instruction in West Virginia Classrooms. It enables educators to quickly access 21st Century Content Standards, Learning Skills and Technology Tools for WV Schools, as well as other resources that exemplify rigorous and relevant instructional design and delivery.
Explore the world of the Ancestral Pueblo people of New Mexico.
Information and images on several important historical American documents including the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights.
Matching and puzzle games.
Visit sites about the Pilgrims, the Wampanoag, and the famous harvest feast, and learn new facts along the way.
Celia Cruz was an enormous talent who had an impeccable sense of rhythm and an inimitable style.
In 'Shipwreck," you'll go back in time to the Late Bronze Age and have a chance to take a ship on a successful journey along its trade route.
The Oregon Trail website provides a virtual tour of landmarks along the historic trail.
Take a peek at the colorful world of plant pollination.
Follow a runaway slave to freedom along the Underground Railroad in 1860.
Test your geography knowledge.
The West Virginia Department of Education has partnered with the Verizon Foundation to roll out Thinkfinity which provides 21st century learning resources. • Thinkfinity has been rated the #1 site for free educational downloads two years in a row (2006, 2007) by Edutopia, from the George Lucas Foundation; • Thinkfinity offers over 4,000 lesson plans that will soon be aligned to the new West Virginia Content Standards and Objectives; • Thinkfinity offers over 55,000 student interactivities, movies, websites and other educational content provided by a number national organizations.
Follow a team as they reconstruct how the pyramids of Egypt were built on NOVA's "This Old Pyramid."
How many different ways can you help the ball reach its goal?
Top Marks is one of the largest independent educational websites in the UK.
Complete eight group assignments with equivalent fractions and representation of fractional parts as you organize players on teams.
Help Ziff fix buildings in Cyberspace by making sure parts fit by measuring different supplies.
The stories of passengers on the St. Louis reveal details of the plight of Jewish refugees during the 1930s, the implications of American foreign policy toward these refugees, and the Holocaust in general.
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This field trip integrates mathematical experiences and high adventure into a fun learning experience for middle school math students.
A virtual tour of the history of Jamestown.
Grampy will hide behind the hedge somewhere between 0 and 1. To find him, you must enter a fraction in lowest terms.
Follow along with the Weather-Tron 3030 to help Report the Weather!
Old Photographs give us a look at what life was like in another time and place.
Interested in learning more about West Virginia's history? Test your knowledge through this interactive online quiz focused on West Virginia History.
Investigating angles and the use of protractors.
Match the President with the corresponding bill.
Be the first to pilot your weather airship from San Francisco, California, USA, all the way around the world and back across the USA to Miami, Florida.
Find Professor Wigglesworth, the worm hiding under the garden using the grid.