What is the Golden Horseshoe Test?

What is the Golden Horseshoe Test?

And Can Homeschoolers Participate? ~the first in a series of articles from CHEWV~ In 1716, the lieutenant governor of Virginia, Alexander Spotswood, gathered a group of men and set out to discover the land beyond the mountains. The group experienced both great times...

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Preparing for the Golden Horseshoe Test

Preparing for the Golden Horseshoe Test

~the 2nd in a series of articles~ Click here to read the 1st article in the series. Learning about West Virginia in the 8th grade is both a valuable academic opportunity and essential preparation for the Golden Horseshoe exam, a prestigious statewide competition. ...

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Why Bother Studying WV History?

Why Bother Studying WV History?

(plus cool geography games!) ~the 3rd in a series of articles~ Click here to start at the beginning of the series. As parents and teachers, we are preparing our children for the future - a future which they will have a vital role in shaping. Understanding the forces...

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Video Resources, Member Resources…

Video Resources, Member Resources…

...New Edition of the Textbook, and a Field Trip! ~the 4th in a series of articles~ Click here to start at the beginning of the series. The new edition of West Virginia: 150 Years of Statehood has arrived! We have looked through the new book and most of the changes...

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December 1: Golden Horseshoe Registration Deadline

December 1: Golden Horseshoe Registration Deadline

~the 5th in a series of articles~ Click here to start at the beginning of the series. Homeschooled students who want to take the Golden Horseshoe exam must register by Sunday, December 1st. The online multiple-choice test consists of 50 questions. Students have 40-45...

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WV History on a Cold, Snowy Day

WV History on a Cold, Snowy Day

~the 6th in a series of articles~ Click here to start at the beginning of the series. Did you know that a shy furniture maker from Randolph County rode for days on horseback to Richmond, Virginia, where he entered and won a contest to build a bridge over the Tygart...

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HSDC:  A Golden Opportunity

HSDC: A Golden Opportunity

~the 7th in a series of articles~ Click here to start at the beginning of the series. Home School Day at the Capitol on February 4th, a combination of history and civics, is a golden opportunity for those students studying West Virginia History. What better time to...

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Golden HORSEshoe Prep for the Final Stretch

Golden HORSEshoe Prep for the Final Stretch

~the 8th and last in a series of articles~ Click here to start at the beginning of the series.   The “mane” event, the Golden Horseshoe test, is coming up this month!  As you race down the home stretch of study, we recommend some practice quizzes and daily trivia...

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8th Grade WV History

8th Grade WV History

Studying WV History in 8th grade is part of the fabric of our great state, and CHEWV has made it easy for homeschoolers to study for the Golden Horseshoe Exam with our series of articles and helps. While we have given away our last WV History text, there are still...

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