COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 9

February 19, 2008

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Linda M. Wallinger

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Dominion's Strong Men and Women: Excellence in Leadership Online Teaching Guide

 

The Department of Education is pleased to bring to your attention Dominion's Strong Men and Women: Excellence in Leadership Online Teaching Guide. Dominion has partnered with the educational community to provide youth with positive role models, African American men and women whose accomplishments and determination demonstrate true excellence in leadership. The Strong Men and Women program began in 1991 and its goal is to help raise awareness and inspire youth with concrete examples of people who have excelled through courage, determination and effort.

 

In the teaching guide, you will find activities for primary and secondary teaching levels as well as lesson plans to go along with suggested readings from the website. This guide will help you and your students explore the achievements of the Strong Men and Women who have played such vital roles in history. The online teaching guide is available at http://www.dom.com/about/education/strong/teacher_resources.jsp

 

For more information, please contact Cindy Balderson, Dominion Volunteer and Educational Partnerships, by e-mail at Cindy.Balderson@dom.com or by telephone at (804) 771-3723; or Betsy Barton, specialist for history and social science, Office of Elementary Instructional Services, by e-mail at Betsy.Barton@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 225-3454.

 

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