Social Studies - 2017-18

VS.9d - 20th and 21st Century Virginians

The student will demonstrate knowledge of twentieth- and twenty-first-century Virginia by

d)  identifying the political, social, and/or economic contributions made by Maggie L. Walker; Harry F. Byrd, Sr.; Oliver W. Hill; Arthur R. Ashe, Jr.; A. Linwood Holton, Jr.; and L. Douglas Wilder.

Bloom's Level: Remember, Understand

Adopted: 2008

BIG IDEAS

Individuals can have a major impact on events and history.

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Many individuals made political, social, and/or economic contributions to life in Virginia in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.


What contributions to life in Virginia in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries were made by Maggie L. Walker; Harry F. Byrd, Sr.; Oliver W. Hill; Arthur R. Ashe, Jr.; A. Linwood Holton, Jr.; and L. Douglas Wilder?

ESSENTIALS

Identify and interpret primary and secondary source documents to understand events in history. (VS.1a)

Make connections between past and present. (VS.1e)

Political, social, and/or economic contributions made by the following citizens

  • ·  Maggie L. Walker was the first African American woman in the United States to establish a bank and become a bank president.
  • ·  Harry F. Byrd, Sr., as governor of Virginia, was known for a “Pay As You Go” policy for road improvements, and he modernized Virginia state government.
  • ·  Oliver W. Hill, a lawyer and civil rights leader, worked for equal rights of African Americans. He played a key role in the Brown v. Board of Education decision.
  • ·  Arthur R. Ashe, Jr. was the first African American winner of a major men’s tennis singles championship. He was also an author and eloquent spokesperson for social change.
  • ·  A. Linwood Holton, Jr., as governor of Virginia, promoted racial equality and appointed more African Americans and women to positions in state government than previous governors.
  • L. Douglas Wilder, as governor of Virginia, was the first African American to be elected a state governor in the United States.

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Updated: Mar 09, 2018