History & Social Science Resources
Standards of Learning Assessment Resources
- SOL Sample Items – Sample items that reflect the increased rigor and higher cognitive level items that appear on the 2008 History and Social Science Standards of Learning tests.
- Virginia Electronic Practice Assessment Tool (ePAT) – Released tests presented through the Electronic Practice Assessment Tool (ePAT) application, to closely simulate the online Standards of Learning assessment experience for students
- Released Standards of Learning Test Items – Sample sets of Standards of Learning (SOL) tests that were administered to Virginia public school students
- Library of Virginia – educational material on Virginia's history, culture and people including lesson plans in the Virginia Memory Online Classroom
- Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center – curriculum materials, educational audio, video, podcasts and programs for educators
- Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – student and teacher resources including online art and lesson plans
- Virginia Museum of Natural History – information on professional development opportunities for teachers and resources for students
- Virginia Association of Museums – a resource list of museums in Virginia that includes many online resources for teachers and students
- Encyclopedia Virginia – in partnership with the Library of Virginia Encyclopedia Virginia includes online reference work about the Commonwealth
- Virginia Historical Society – outreach programs, SOL tours, hands-on history options and more
- Colonial Williamsburg Foundation – tools for educators related to the restored capital of Britain's largest, wealthiest and most populous 18th-century outpost
- Virginia Holocaust Museum – educational materials and resources for students and teachers
- Virginia Foundation for the Humanities – connects people and ideas to explore the human experience and inspire cultural engagement.
- National History Education Clearinghouse - teachinghistory.org – designed to help K–12 history teachers access resources and materials to improve U.S. history education in the classroom
- WorldNet Virginia - A Web Resource for SOL – standards-based resources for students and teachers, as well as opportunities to participate in study seminars in selected foreign countries
- Geography Connects – a series of self-paced courses for Virginia teachers taught by Dr. Don Zeigler, professor of geography at Old Dominion University; may be taken to earn recertification points or for graduate credit
- Virginia Government Matters – a free online teaching and learning resource highlighting active citizen involvement, the impact of state and local government on daily life, and how individuals shape their communities in the Commonwealth.
- Online U.S. History Course: Hidden in Plain Sight – an online U.S. history course created for teachers. This course may be taken for recertification points or for graduate credit. 45 Recertification Points Participants
- Virginia Studies: Thinking Historically about Virginia – an online course for teachers may be taken for recertification points or for graduate credit.
- Virginia Consortium of Social Studies Supervisors and College Educators (VCSSSCE)
- Virginia Council for the Social Studies (VCSS)
- Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE)
- Virginia Geographic Alliance (VGA)