COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 82

April 22, 2005

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Virginia Indian History and Social Science website: An Online Resource for the Classroom

 

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to provide teachers and school divisions with the new website, Virginias First People Past and Present. The website highlights the Virginia History and Social Science Standards of Learning (K.1a, 2.2, 2.4b, c, d, VS.2d, e, VS.3g, VS.4b, USI.3a, b, USI.4b, WHII.4d, VUS.2, and VUS.6a) and provides information about the Virginia Indians, past and present.

 

Virginias First People Past and Present is designed for elementary, middle, and high school teachers as a guide in the instructional planning process for teaching the history, geography, and economics of the Virginia Indians. The website includes information, pictures, maps, lesson plans, links, and resources to support the Virginia History and Social Science Standards of Learning.

 

Virginias First People Past and Present is available at: http://virginiaindians.pwnet.org.

For additional information about the website, Virginias First People Past and Present, please contact Betsy S. Barton (Betsy.Barton@doe.virginia.gov),

elementary history and social science specialist, at (804) 225-3454.

 

JLD/BSB/vdg