COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 22

March 26, 2002

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

History and Social Science Sample Instructional Activities

 

The Virginia Department of Education, in collaboration with Newport News City Public Schools, has developed sample instructional activities that support instruction in history and social science. These sample instructional activities have now been added to the Department of Educations website. The activities contained in this document are presented as examples only. While some activities offer a broader scope than that required by the History and Social Science Standards of Learning, all of the standards for each grade level or course have not necessarily been addressed. Teachers should rely on the 2001 History and Social Science Curriculum Framework when developing lessons that align with the History and Social Science Standards of Learning to ensure that all critical content has been taught.

 

This document, entitled Sample Instructional Activities for History and Social Science, is located on the Department of Educations website at: http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Instruction/History/hsslessons.html.

 

For further information, please contact Colleen C. Bryant (mailto:cbryant@mail.vak12ed.edu), history and social science specialist for secondary instructional services, at (804) 786-4640.

 

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