Virginia Facts

Virginia Facts
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State of Virginia

Virginia State Guide

By Lauren Ayube

Virginia is a state full of history, amazing parks, and more! Take a trip with students as they learn all about this interesting state. A state research project is the perfect summative activity for any U.S. Region, Geography class, or general research unit of study. Students will love learning about state landmarks, mottos, fun facts, history, and so much more!




Virginia State Guide

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General facts for Virginia. Spider map

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  • FAMOUS CITIZEN
  • CITIES
  • Richmond
  • Alexandria
  • Newport News
  • Chesapeake
  • Arlington
  • Norfolk
  • Old DominionThus always to tyrants
  • STATE MOTTO and NICKNAME
  • Gymnast Gabby Douglas was born in Newport News, Virginia in 1995, and grew up in nearby Virginia Beach. She is well known for being on 2012 U.S. Olympic gymnastics team. She is the first African American to win the Olympic Gold all-around title.
  • The capital of Virginia is Richmond. Other large cities include Virginia Beach, Arlington, Chesapeake, Newport News, Norfolk, and Alexandria.
  • Virginia Beach
  • Massachusetts' nickname is Old Dominion. Its state motto is: Thus always to tyrants.
  • DATE OF STATEHOOD
  • Virginia became a state on June 25, 1788.
  • VIRGINIA
  • STATE TREE, FLOWER, and BIRD
  • MUST SEE TOURIST SPOT
  • Virginia was the 10th state admitted into statehood on June 25, 1788.
  • Virginia's state tree and its state flower is the American Dogwood, also known as the Flowering Dogwood. Its state bird is the Northern Cardinal.
  • Shenandoah National Park lies along the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. It includes 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail, and is a very popular recreational spot for families, hikers, and more!
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  • 12060572 - Skyler Ewing - (License Free To Use / No Attribution Required / See https://www.pexels.com/license/ for what is not allowed )
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