COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO.175

August 1, 2008

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Update on Curriculum Framework for 2008 History and Social Science Standards of Learning

 

The Virginia Board of Education adopted the proposed revised Curriculum Framework for the 2008 History and Social Science Standards of Learning on July 17, 2008. The attached document reflects the changes approved by the Board. The key that has been used is single underlines and single strikethroughs for changes that went to the Board for first review in June 2008. Double underlines and double strikethroughs were used for additional changes based on public comments from May 23 through June 27, 2008, and were included in the document that went to the Board for final review on July 17, 2008. The adopted proposed revised Curriculum Framework for the 2008 History and Social Science Standards of Learning can be found at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Instruction/sol.html#history.

 

Distribution of the 2008 History and Social Science Standards of Learning and Curriculum Framework is anticipated by fall 2008. Full implementation of these documents is scheduled for the 2010-2011 school year, as outlined in Superintendent's Memorandum Number 49, at the following link:

http://www.doe.virginia.govsuperintendents_memos/2008inf049.html

 

For further information, please contact Dr. Beverly Thurston, coordinator of history and social sciences, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, by e-mail at Beverly.Thurston@doe.virginia.gov or telephone at (804) 225-2893; or Betsy Barton, specialist, history and social sciences (K-5), Office of Elementary Instruction, by e-mail at Betsy.Barton@doe.virginia.gov or telephone at (804) 225-3454.

 

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