COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 197

September 30, 2005

 

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

New United States History website: United States History Connecting the Past to the Present

 

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce the new website, United States History: Connecting the Past to the Present. The website is designed to support the Standards of Learning for teaching United States History to 1877 and United States History: 1877 to the Present. The website includes content information for students and teachers. Ready resources for the classroom include lesson plans, video clips, pictures, primary documents, Internet links, graphics, and maps.

 

This website will enhance teachers content knowledge and support the development of instructional strategies for teaching United States history.

 

United States History: Connecting the Past to the Present is available at the following Virginia Department of Education website address: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Instruction/sol.html.

 

If you need additional information about the website please contact Betsy S. Barton (Betsy.Barton@doe.virginia.gov), elementary history and social science specialist, at (804) 225-3454.

 

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