COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 47
March 10, 2000

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: JoLynne DeMary
Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Geographic Regions of Virginia Map for History and Social Science Standards of Learning 4.2


 In response to educators' concerns about the difficulty of locating maps that match 
History and Social Science Standards of Learning 4.2, the Department of Education 
has developed a map showing the geographic regions of Virginia.  The map depicts the 
four geographic regions of Virginia referred to in the History and Social Science 
Standards of Learning 4.2.  The Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy in the 
Virginia Division of Mineral Resources assisted in developing the map.  

The purpose of this map is to provide a clear demarcation of the regions as 
delineated in the standard and in the History and Social Science Standards of 
Learning Teacher Resource Guide.  In addition to the regional boundaries the map 
also shows political boundaries in Virginia.

Enclosed is a copy of the map, which may be reproduced as necessary to address the 
needs of your teachers and administrators.  The map may also be downloaded from the 
Department of Education website at www.pen.k12.va.us by clicking on SOL Resources.

Questions about uses of the geographic regions of Virginia map may be directed to 
History and Social Science Specialist K-8 Joan L. Spence at (804)786-7076.

JLD/JLS/jms

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