Virginia 400




Rosenzweig, Roy
Scheinfeldt, Tom
Hess, Meagan
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Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media


To mark the 400th anniversary of the English settlement of Jamestown, the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University created Virginia 400, a portal for finding, teaching, and learning about Virginia History on the web. Pulling from the extensive resources of award-winning projects such as History Matters, Exploring US History, and the September 11 Digital Archive, and building on lessons learned working directly with Virigina teachers on several Teaching American History grants, VA 400 provides one-stop shopping for teachers, including more than two dozen lesson plans and teaching modules, student polls, and an automated "Syllabus Finder." VA 400 also offers guidance for more casual visitors, including a directory of nearly one hundred websites and reviews of the best online resources for Virigina History. Hosted at


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Pedagogy; digital history