COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

PRINS. MEMO NO. 53

September 17, 2002

 

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Virginia Studies website: An Online Resource for the Classroom

 

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to provide teachers and school divisions with the website Virginia Studies: Ready Resources for the Classroom. The website supports the 2001 Virginia Studies History and Social Science Standards of Learning and provides online resources correlated to the skills, history, geography, economics, and civics strands of Virginia Studies.

 

The purpose of the Virginia Studies website is to enhance teachers content knowledge and their use of instructional strategies for teaching the Virginia Studies Standards of Learning. The website is designed for elementary teachers as a guide in the instructional planning process that includes sample lesson plans, maps, pictures, literature connections, and resources designed to support the 2001 History and Social Science Standards of Learning. The site will be a resource for teachers and students to find information on Virginia.

 

Virginia Studies: Ready Resources for the Classroom is available at the following Virginia Department of Education website address: http://vastudies.pwnet.org. These materials are copyrighted, and all rights are reserved. Reproduction of these materials for instructional purposes in Virginia classrooms is permitted.

 

If you need additional information about the Web site: Virginia Studies: Ready Resources for the Classroom, please contact Betsy S. Barton (mailto:bbarton@mail.vak12ed.edu), elementary history and social science specialist, at (804) 225-3454; Beverly Thurston (mailto:bthursto@mail.vak12ed.edu), middle history and social science specialist, at (804) 225-2893; or Colleen Bryant (mailto:cbryant@mail.vak12ed.edu), secondary history and social science specialist, at (804) 786-4640.

 

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