Fairfax 275 Lesson Plans and Activity Ideas Celebrating the County's 275th Anniversary
Browse our suggestions below and see if there is anything that you can incorporate into your lesson plans or daily activities.
- interview residents of the county
- host an art show with various student artwork, including photographs
- create travel brochures of our county historical sites/buildings
- create maps of your neighborhood
- play or create period music
- develop dramas/skits/songs
- host a fashion show through the years
- host a historical talent/variety show
- prepare history exhibits/pop-up museums
- create time capsules
- invite guest speakers
- create driving/walking tours
- write poems
- research the history of the county's places/names
- write birthday cards for the county
- collect 275 things that students like about the county
- create a "This Day in Fairfax County" newspaper, website, power point presentation
- create infographics using data for the county
We've assembled a collection of materials and resources for you to use to gain a better understanding of the county's history and how you can apply it to your educational efforts.
Lesson plans that encourage students to explore the past of their own backyards.
Worksheets, lesson plans, and educational tools all designed for high school students.
Examine George Mason and his political contributions to Virginia and the nation by studying the lessons found on the Gunston Hall website.
Tours and activities focus on the food, clothing, slave life, and schooling of Sully's past residents.
Downloadable Civil War informational brochure created for the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War in Virginia.
Lessons about what our local and state governments do and how it affects your everyday life.
Worksheets, lesson plans, and educational tools all designed for middle school students.
Utilize these resources that are designed to support further exploration into George Washington’s world.
A classroom without walls for PreK-12 students to study a variety of subjects.
This comprehensive children's reading list is compiled of books available at Fairfax County Public Libraries for you to check out.
Learn more about George Mason’s ideas that helped shape the country in this downloadable lesson plan.
Here you'll find a curated list of craft ideas and various projects for students to illustrate life in the early American colonies
A great children's activity where you make a replica of George Washington’s wig to celebrate this founding father and resident of Fairfax County.
Explore educational resources developed by the Fairfax County History Commission to explore Fairfax County's amazing Civil War history.
This project based learning challenge is aimed at creating short videos telling the story or history of local people or events.