Revising the History and Social Science Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework
Resolution Number 2001-35
July 26, 2001
WHEREAS, in March 2001, the Board of Education approved the revised History and Social Science Standards of Learning and requested a review of the companion 1999 History and Social Science Teacher Resource Guide; and
WHEREAS, the History and Social Science Teacher Resource Guide was revised primarily in two specific areas: (a) sequencing for effective instruction and assessment and (b) quantity of material for effective teaching within available instructional time; and
WHEREAS, the History and Social Science Teacher Resource Guide has been supplemented to recognize additional contributions and experiences of men and women of diverse racial, ethnic, cultural and religious groups in the history of Virginia, the United States and the world; and
WHEREAS, the Board has conducted public hearings on the revised Teacher Resource Guide for the History and Social Science Standards of Learning and comments from those hearings have been incorporated into the final document; and
WHEREAS, the name for the Guide has been changed to Curriculum Framework to reflect the intended use of the document for school divisions; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Education that the revised Curriculum Framework for the History and Social Science Standards of Learning will be approved for implementation in Virginia’s public schools.
Adopted in Richmond, Virginia, This Twenty-Sixth Day of July in the Year 2001.
Kirk T. Schroder, President
Board of Education
Adopted in the Minutes of the Virginia Board of Education
July 26, 2001