Social Studies - 2019-20

1.2c - Life in Virginia Today

The student will demonstrate knowledge of Virginia history by describing important events and people in the history of the Commonwealth, including

c) life in Virginia today, including food, clothing, shelter, transportation, and recreation.

Adopted: 2015


Places and people change over time.

Every person is important and special.

One person can make a difference.

Knowing what people did in the past can help us make good decisions today.


Virginia’s diverse environment has affected the way people interact with their surroundings.


The location, climate, and physical surroundings of Virginia affect the way people meet their basic wants today. This includes the

  • foods they eat
  • clothing they wear
  • types of houses they build.

Communities in Virginia use various types of transportation to meet their needs.

The geography of Virginia affects how people travel from one place to another and determines what is available for recreation.


Updated: May 18, 2018