Parents and Teachers: Many of you have been using my "divide pal" activity to guide students through long division. I have recently launched Fractions Pal and Equations Pal as well. Please check them out and let me know what you think!
West Virginia, originally called “Kanawha” was created after the state of Virginia seceded from the United States in 1861. Citizens in the western portion of Virginia opposed secession and subsequently formed their own government called the “Loyal Government of Virginia” which gave legitimacy to the formation of one state within another. President Lincoln approved the formation in 1862 and West Virginia officially became a state June 20, 1863.