DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 162
August 25, 2006
Dr. Billy K. Cannady, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
History Connects, an interactive online course for
will be offered on the Internet at http://historyconnects.pwnet.org/
and is supported with a CD-ROM.
Registration may be completed online at that website. Teachers may register from September 18
through October 13, 2006, and the class starts November 6, 2006. The course ends December 15, 2006. Enrollment will be limited to the first 100
teachers who sign up for license renewal points, although there will be
unlimited registration for those taking the class for credit through
The goals of the course are as follows:
The course consists of five components, each of which is expected to take approximately five hours. Each component includes activities, resource links, a discussion board, and quizzes. The CD-ROM contains videos that explain the subject matter being discussed. Teachers will find many ideas, resources, and links that will assist them in the classroom.
The course includes the following five topics:
Carolyn J. Lawes, a professor
of history at
For more information, please contact Beverly Thurston, coordinator, history and social science, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, by e-mail at Beverly.Thurston@doe.virginia.gov, or by telephone at (804) 225-2893.