ERIC Number: ED472973
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
History and Social Studies Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools.
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
In 1995, the Virginia Board of Education published Virginia state Standards of Learning in English, mathematics, science, and history and social science for kindergarten through grade 12. The Standards of Learning provide a framework for instructional programs designed to raise the academic achievement of all Virginia public school students. The History and Social Science Standards of Learning in this booklet are not intended to encompass the entire curriculum for a given grade level or course or to prescribe how the content should be taught. They do not prescribe the grade level at which the standards must be taught or a scope and sequence within a grade level. The Board of Education recognizes that local divisions will adopt a K-12 instructional sequence that best serves their students. The design of the Standards of Learning assessment program, however, requires that all Virginia school divisions prepare students to demonstrate achievement of the standards for elementary and middle school history and social science by the grade levels tested. The booklet provides an introduction to the standards that sets out goals and briefly discusses, separately, the disciplines of history, geography, civics, and economics. The booklet addresses standards for each discipline beginning with kindergarten and concluding with grade 12. It also addresses standards for Virginia studies; U.S. history to 1877; U.S. history: 1877 to the present; civics and economics; world history and geography to 1500 A.D.; world history and geography: 1500 A.D. to the present; world geography; Virginia and U.S. history; and Virginia and U.S. government. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizenship Education, Economics, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, History, Public Schools, Social Studies, State Standards
Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Education, 101 N. 14th St., P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23219. Tel: 800-292-3820 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.pen.k12.va.us/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia