COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 132

May 23, 2008

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Public Comment on the Proposed Revised 2008 History and Social Science Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework

 

On May 21, 2008, the Virginia Board of Education accepted for first review the proposed revised 2008 History and Social Science Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework. This document is being reviewed and revised to reflect the new History and Social Science Standards of Learning adopted by the Virginia Board of Education on January 10, 2008.

 

The Board is now seeking public comment on the proposed revised 2008 History and Social Science Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework. The Standards of Learning at the top of each page have already been approved by the Board of Education, with changes indicated by text that has been underlined or stricken. The proposed changes to the curriculum framework are indicated with underlines for additions and strikethroughs for deletions.

The Department of Education has posted links to the proposed revised 2008 History and Social Science Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework on the Department of Education's website at

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/boe/meetings/2008agenda_items/item_f.pdf

 

Public comment will be taken until June 27, 2008, and can be submitted via e-mail using the link below:

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/SOLcommentforms/hist-ss_curriculum_frmwrk.html

Comments for the proposed revised 2008 History and Social Science Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework may also be sent via mail or fax to:

 

Dr. Beverly Thurston

Coordinator for K-12 History and Social Sciences

Office of Middle and High School Instruction

Virginia Department of Education

P.O. Box 2120

Richmond, VA 23218-2120

FAX: (804) 786-1597

 

The Department of Education requests that this information be shared with members of your education community and local board of education. For additional information about the proposed revised 2008 History and Social Science Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework, please contact Beverly Thurston by e-mail at Beverly.Thurston@doe.virginia.gov, or by telephone at (804) 225-2893, or Betsy Barton by e-mail at Betsy.Barton@doe.virginia.gov, or by telephone at (804) 225-3454.

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