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1968: Southern Strategy ll

Following his dismal failure in southern states in the election of 1960, Richard Nixon developed a cunning Southern Strategy for 1968 and for future years.

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1968: Southern Strategy l

In signing the epic 1964 Civil Right bill, President Lyndon Johnson is said to have lamented to one of his aides, Bill Moyer, that “I may have just turned the South over to the Republican Party for the next generation.” His prediction was accurate to the point of being uncanny.

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1968: Southern Strategy lll

In 1968 Richard Nixon ran for President by courting white voters in the south skeptical of African American progress. This so-called “southern strategy” secured for him election as President. It was one of the most brilliant political transformations in American history, but it had its downside.

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History-Social Science

A Cabinet of Wonder

As 104 settlers sought wealth at Jamestown in 1607, Europe collected treasures of another kind.

Grades 3-5
History-Social Science
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A Female Leader

Maggie Walker steps up when no man would lead the St. Luke Grand Council. She would take the Order to great heights in spite of public opposition.

Grades 3-5 | 6-8
History-Social Science
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A is for Apples

Professor Brad explains Virginia is the 6th largest apple producing state in the nation, harvesting apples for such items as apple butter, apple juice, apple sauce, cider and pie fillings.

Grades K-2 | 3-5
Science
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A Legend Dies

Maggie Walker is honored by many as her health deteriorates, and when she finally passes away, she leaves a legacy that will benefit all those that follow.

Grades 3-5 | 6-8
History-Social Science
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A New Voice

In 1969 voters ushered in a change from the conservative past when they elected Virginia’s first republican governor, Linwood Holton, and at age 33 Julian Sargeant Reynolds became the youngest Lt. Governor in Virginia’s history.

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A Scavenger Hunt

The students conduct a scavenger hunt to gather information from tombstones about the lives of people buried in the cemetery.

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English
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A Separation of State

While Virginians went to the polls to vote, some leading men from the western counties were already meeting to consider forming a separate government.

Grades 3-5 | 6-8
History-Social Science
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