20th Virginia Political History Project Virginia’s 8 Presidents

Since 1998, the University of Virginia Center for Politics has hosted the annual Virginia Political History Project. This year's theme is “Virginia's 8 Presidents.” Each activity is related to at least one of the presidents and there is a themed lunch related to favorite foods of the presidents. Activities will...

19th Virginia Political History Project Happy 100th Birthday JFK

Since 1998, the University of Virginia Center for Politics has hosted the annual Virginia Political History Project. This year's theme is “Happy 100th Birthday JFK.” Activities will include the race to the moon, When JFK was elected in 1961, he went to congress and asked to put a man on...

Kid Power

The theme was “Kid Power.” Activities  included a mock election ; an obstacle course with lessons on the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and Bill of Rights; Bracelet-making as part of a lesson about cultural diversity in the United States; a reading of Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand, with...

Unknown Virginians

The theme was "Prominent People in Virginia History You May Not Know About". Actors portrayed characters through historical interpretation and some of the actors were U.Va. graduate students from the Drama department.

Out of Order

The event began with a screening of the Emmy award winning documentary Out of Order, which explores partisanship and the growing lack of civility in the U.S Congress.  Prof. Larry Sabato moderated a discussion with US Senator Mark Warner (D) and former US Senator John Warner (R), both of whom...

Living History

The theme was "Living History" for K – 12 students learned about Virginia history in an entertaining and interactive environment. The day featured historic re-enactors covering Jamestown through the 20th century as well as fun activities that include a Virginia trivia booth and making political buttons.