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Snapshots in Time: Virginia in the 20th Century

"Snapshots in Time" is an in-depth examination of digitized images from the Virginia Historical Society's collection that can be used to address themes in post–1865 Virginia and American history. These images address historical themes such as education, industrialization, urbanization, transportation, and the changing roles of women.

Students will be introduced to the idea of photographs as an important historical primary source. The instructor will present several photographs, fostering a process of inquiry among the students and providing background information.

During this program, students will learn to:

  • analyze and interpret primary source materials
  • identify and define primary versus secondary sources
  • track social changes in education, industrialization, urbanization, transportation, and the changing social roles for women and African Americans in Virginia and the south in the early 20th century
  • understand the role ordinary Americans played in the making of American history

Scheduling for this program is available through the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) website.

Evan Liddiard

Evan Liddiard, Senior Education Specialist

Are you interested in learning more about our interactive video conferencing programs? I can help you schedule a program or answer any questions you may have. Feel free to contact me at eliddiard@vahistorical.org or 804.342.9689.

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