COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 17

February 7, 2003

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

2003 Twentieth Century History and Social Science Academy

 

In an effort to assist with implementing the 2001 History and Social Science Standards of Learning, the Virginia Department of Education is sponsoring a summer academy with a focus on twentieth century history. The goal of the academy will be to provide teachers with content knowledge that supports the standards, as well as strategies for incorporating the content into classroom instruction.

 

The academy will be held July 7-11, 2003, at James Madison University and will accommodate 200 teachers. Lodging, meals, and materials will be provided by the Virginia Department of Education.

 

Each school division superintendent may recommend one teacher and an alternate per high school that will be teaching World History: 1500 A.D. to the Present or Virginia and United States History in 2003-2004. To be eligible for the academy, applications must be received by March 31, 2003. Selection will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis based on the postmark or fax date on the application. See the attachment for the application.

 

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

 

JLD/CCB/th

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