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Nickname: The "Old Dominion"

 

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(Created on 23/07/2016)

 

 

INFORMATION:

 

  • Inaugural invites for the disadvantaged - 5 December 2008
    Earl W. Stafford : Philanthropist and businessman

    "Virginia businessman Earl Stafford has paid $1 million for more than 300 rooms and an array of amenities to create opportunities for less-fortunate guests to take part in the inauguration of Barack Obama."
    (washingtonpost.com)

  • The Gentleman's Agreement That Ended the Civil War
    "150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War...
    On April 9, 1865, generals Grant and Lee met at the village of Appomattox Court House in Virginia to hash out the terms of the Confederate surrender.
    It was the welcome end of a long and bloody war, but the American government and the Union brass had no desire to punish their defeated enemy further...
    Read the story of the historic meeting at Smithsonian."

    (neatorama.com)

  • lynching: "A form of mob violence that punishes an accused person without a legal trial. The word comes from the American Revolution and a Colonel Charles Lynch of Virginia, who urged crowds to beat and frighten Tories, supporters of Britain."

 

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DEATH PENALTY:

    • Sniper executed with lethal precision - Greenville Correctional Center, Virginia - 11 November 2009
      "The condemned man is injected first with thiopental sodium, which induces a state of unconsciousness. The second chemical, pancuronium bromide, stops the breathing. And the third - potassium chloride - stops the heart...
      Punctually, at 2100 (0200 GMT), he was led into what is called the "death chamber".
      Six state witnesses and three representatives of the media were in an adjacent room watching the execution.
      Relatives of the victims were in another room, this one darkened, "to protect their privacy."..
      "He was strapped to the gurney, first by his legs, then his arms and chest...
      For three weeks (in 2002), Muhammad spread fear and terror around the DC area, targeting random residents with his then teenage accomplice...
      The two had even adapted their car, cutting a hole in its bodywork to fit their rifle."  
      Read the sniper's profile.

      (BBC)

 

 

POSTER:


LISTENING:

  • Shenandoah: A Western-Style Park in the East - Text + Audio + Photos + Video - 22 July 2016
    "This week on our national parks journey, we visit a mountainous landscape on America’s east coast.
    Within the park are rocky peaks, rolling green hills, and spectacular waterfalls.
    It is also home to hundreds of black bears. Welcome to Shenandoah National Park, in the state of Virginia."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Diversity Documented on Streets of Northern Virginia - Text + Audio + Video - 24 April 2016
    "Arlington, Virginia, is home to more than 130 ethnic groups. One small community there is called “the world in a zip code” because there are so many ethnic groups, languages and customs in just one postal code."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Philanthropist Provides Homes for the Homeless - Text + Audio + Video - 24 June 2015
    "Doris Buffett has given one million dollars to provide homeless people with houses to live in.
    The effort has reduced homelessness by more than half in a small city in the state of Virginia.
    Buffett is extremely happy with this project, and plans to donate even more money in the future."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)


STORY:

  • 'A Horseman in the Sky' by Ambrose Bierce - - Text + Audio + Video
    "Carter Druse lived in Virginia, a southern state during the American Civil War.
    He had a tough decision to make - should he join the Confederate Army or the Union Army?
    Read this classic American Story to find out what decision he makes, and what it means to his father and fellow soldiers."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

    'A Horseman in the Sky' by Ambrose Bierce - Video with the text
    (learningenglish.voanews.com)


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VIDEOS:

  • Virginia Tourist Attractions: 12 Places To Visit
    Best Places to visit in Virginia:
    Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Colonial Williamsburg, Monticello, Virginia Aquarium, Shenandoah National Park, Mount Vernon, Jamestown Settlement, Maymont, Shenandoah Valley, Cape Henry Lighthouse, Water Country USA, Luray Caverns

    (YouTube)

 

  • Shenandoah: A Western-Style Park in the East - Text + Audio + Photos + Video - 22 July 2016
    "This week on our national parks journey, we visit a mountainous landscape on America’s east coast.
    Within the park are rocky peaks, rolling green hills, and spectacular waterfalls.
    It is also home to hundreds of black bears. Welcome to Shenandoah National Park, in the state of Virginia."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)