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West Virginia Dept. of Education

West Virginia Dept. of Education
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Links and more information for the Golden Horseshoe test and the WV History Bowl are on a separate page: "Golden Horseshoe." See the menu at the top of the page.

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New pages for "Museums" and "African-Americans." The former "History/Research" page has been divided into 2 pages: "History" and "Research Resources."
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Information on the WV State Capitol Building and Complex now has its own page. See menu above.
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"Sites of the Civil War Trails Signs" added.
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Much additional material about Covered Bridges added to "Transportation" page.
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AT LAST!! The return of the "Experience West Virginia" video--see "Other" page
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Revised Poster and Bookmark/Brochure now on the State Symbols Page
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West Virginia has a new State Symbol!
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Oct. 11, 2017
Links to 2015-2016 WV Blue Book added to History/Research page. Info on the newest Official State Symbol added to State Symbols page.
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July 8, 2017
2017-2018 Golden Horseshoe information added.
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May 10, 2017
2017 Golden Horseshoe Ceremony video added.
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May 6, 2017
Golden Horseshoe winners list added. Waiting for video of the ceremony to be posted by the Dept. of Education.
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April 26, 2017
History Bowl results links added. More information on each State Symbol added. Several more pages checked/updated.
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March 17, 2017
Transportation page updated--broken links fixed and information from deactivated WV Tourism websites added--also moved transportation history related articles from History/Research page.
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March 6, 2017
Information and links added for all State Symbols.
Updates for Statehood/Civil War, including info from deactivated WV Tourism websites.
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February 14, 2017
Golden Horseshoe Online Test Schedule has changed--see the Golden Horseshoe page.
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February 6, 2017
"Walking Tour of the WV State Capitol" brochure scan is now on the "Special Places" page.
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November 6, 2016
Added National Park Service's "Teaching with Historic Places" which includes Arthurdale and Thurmond in WV, to Educator Resources
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October 3, 2016
Added to Educator Resources: WV Dept. of Natural Resources' "For Teachers" and WV State Museum's "A Digital Primer"
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August 21, 2016
2017 WV History Bowl schedule added.
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August 15, 2016
Video News! Most videos no longer need a YouTube connection to play on MH3WV!
You will NOT see comments, thumbnails for "related videos," nor advertisements.
A decreasing number of videos still need the connection; they are notated with "[YouTube connection required to watch this video]."

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August 8,2016
Added WV Public Broadcasting's "Inside Appalachia: WV's 1000 Year Flood" video to History/Research page.
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July 29, 2016
Added WV Public Television info and links for new WV STEAM video for "Advanced Manufacturing Technicians are In-Demand" to Possibilities/Opportunities and to Educator Resources pages.
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July 14, 2016
Dates and other information for 2016-2017 Golden Horseshoe Test have been added.
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May 13, 2016
The Golden Horseshoe Induction Ceremony video is now on the Golden Horseshoe page.
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May 10, 2016
History Bowl Results also added.
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May 7, 2016
Golden Horseshoe Winners List now on the Golden Horseshoe page.
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February 6, 2016
Due to a revamp of their website, most WV Tourism links on MH3WV no longer work. We are trying to develop a "work-around."
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January 30, 2016
Links and information for the new PBS documentary "The Mine Wars" is now on the History/Research page, including a link to watch it on the PBS website. Teacher guides also added to Educator Resources page.
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January 27, 2016
A new page for Golden Horseshoe and History Bowl brings together info and links, including Practice Tests.
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December 12, 2015
In addition to regular updates, we will be working over the next few weeks to make it possible to view videos even if your school/county has blocked access to YouTube.
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November 14, 2015
Sheet music for 'The WV Hills', 'This is My WV', and 'WV My Home Sweet Home' added to the "Music" page.
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September 24, 2015
Table of Contents issue resolved--Thanks for your patience!
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September 17, 2015
A technical problem with the "table of contents" list on each page means the list is not appearing. We are working on it.
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August 31, 2015
Major updates to "History/Research" page and to "Educator Resources."
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Aug. 22, 2015
Info on student organizations and the WV STEAM videos added to Possibilities/Opportunities page.
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Aug. 17, 2015
2015-2016 Testing Schedules for Golden Horseshoe and WV History Bowl added to "Other" page.
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Aug. 12, 2015
A new page added: "National Forests/Parks/More" which also includes National Heritage Areas, Wildlife Refuges, Flood Control Dams, Watersheds and other Natural Features.
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Aug. 1, 2015
Many updates and additions, including Railroad History, Civil War, Possibilities/Opportunities, County Quizzes and more.
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May 27, 2015
updated and added to "Possibilities/Opportunities" page, including information on US Military Academies.
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May 12, 2015
A new page added: "State Parks and Forests" with links to websites and brochures for all Parks, Forests, Trails and selected Wildlife Management Areas.
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WV Encyclopedia


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WV Division of Natural Resources

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This website, "The One Stop Start" for Golden Horseshoe Test and other WV Studies information, was launched on June 20, 2014, and regularly updated since then, most recently on March 11, 2019.

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