COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 9

March 1, 2005

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Linda M. Wallinger

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

George C. Marshall Foundations 20th Century Virginia Role Models Program

 

I am pleased to bring to your attention the 20th Century Virginia Role Models program sponsored by the George C. Marshall Foundation. The materials in this program support the Virginia Standards of Learning for middle schools in English and history and social science.

 

The Role Models program is a five volume curriculum set with accompanying audio CDs designed to enhance students understanding of 20th century history and to support character education. The program features Maggie Walker, Woodrow Wilson, George C. Marshall, and other notable figures. These materials are supported with an interactive website that may be accessed at www.20thcenturyrolemodels.org.

 

For more information, please contact Beverly Thurston (Beverly.Thurston.@doe.virginia.gov), coordinator, history and social science, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, at (804) 225-2893.

 

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