P. O. BOX 2120

May 14, 1999


TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Review of the History and Social Science Implementation Resource Documents

As you may be aware, grade-level implementation resource 
documents that delineate important history and social science 
knowledge and skills required by the History and Social 
Science Standards of Learning are under development and will 
be disseminated to school divisions in June.  These 
implementation resource documents will not constitute a 
revision of the History and Social Science Standards of 
Learning, but will serve as a tool to enable classroom 
teachers to teach more effectively the history and social 
science standards.  

The Department of Education would like to extend to you an 
invitation to send one elementary, one middle, and one high 
school classroom teacher to a meeting to review and comment 
on the draft documents.  The forum through which the 
Department will receive teachers? comments on the 
implementation documents will be conducted by Department of 
Education staff from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. following each 
of the upcoming SOL Expositions.  The teachers selected to 
review the documents should have experience and expertise in 
teaching history and the social sciences.  They should arrive 
at the meeting site by 
2:30 p.m.

The dates and sites for the meetings are listed below (see 
attached directions to each site). 

May 24  Abingdon Higher Education Center
June 2  The Hotel Roanoke Conference Center
June 4  Sheraton Fredericksburg Conference Center
June 8  Williamsburg Marriott and Conference Center

Questions regarding the meetings to receive teachers? 
comments about the implementation resource documents for 
history and the social sciences should be directed to Harvey 
R. Carmichael, History and Social Science Specialist, at 
(804) 225-2891 or via e-mail at