COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 38

February 20, 2004

 

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

New K-3 History and Social Science website: An Online Resource for the Classroom

 

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce the new website, Teaching and Learning Virginia K-3 History and Social Science Standards of Learning. The website supports the 2001 kindergarten through grade three History and Social Science Standards of Learning with online resources correlated to the history, geography, economics, and civics strands.

 

This website will enhance teachers content knowledge and support the development of instructional strategies for teaching the Standards of Learning. It will also serve as a guide for instructional planning through sample lesson plans, instructional links, school connections, literature links, and resources. Additionally, the site will provide resources for teachers and students to locate information on the history, geography, civics, and economics strands.

 

The Virginia Department of Education will mail a poster with information about the website to each elementary school in Virginia by February 27, 2004. Teaching and Learning Virginia K-3 History and Social Science Standards of Learning is available at the following Virginia Department of Education website address: http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Instruction/sol.html. 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 Teaching and Learning Virginia K-3 History and Social Science Standards of Learning, please contact Betsy S. Barton (mailto:bbarton@mail.vak12ed.edu), elementary history and social science specialist, at (804) 225-3454.

 

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