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The West 
Virginia Classroom


e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia is a valuable reference resource. With 2,300 articles and thousands of photos, maps, and other illustrations, e-WV has the answers to nearly any question about the Mountain State. This e-WV Classroom section offers a selection of lesson plans designed by West Virginia teachers on a variety of topics. e-WV Classroom also directs students to useful articles and interactive quizzes.

e-WV has a number of other features that are valuable in the classroom:

  • Interactive Maps that display aspects of the state during different time periods
  • Portfolios where teachers and students can store items from e-WV
  • Forums where teachers, students and anyone with a free account can discuss anything of interest


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The Grave Creek Mound at Moundsville is a product of
this prehistoric culture.

Teaching West Virginia Studies

e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia offers a selection of lesson plans designed by West Virginia teachers on a variety of topics. Plans are available for eighth grade and elementary students and make use of the resources found in e-WV. Try our featured lesson plans below, or click here to view the full selection of plans.


For eighth grade


Explorers of Western Virginia


For elementary:


Music by Mountaineers



Do you have questions or comments about the West Virginia Classoom? Please email Mike Keller at


Reviewed by the National History Education Clearinghouse



Test your knowledge about West Virginia

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What is the official West Virginia state bird?

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