Social Studies

HISTORY AND SOCIAL SCIENCE

The History and Social Science Standards of Learning are designed to:

  • develop the knowledge and skills of history, geography, civics, and economics that enable students to place the people, ideas, and events that have shaped our state and our nation in perspective;

  • instill in students a thoughtful pride in the history of America through an understanding that what “We the People of the United States” launched more than two centuries ago was not a perfect union, but a continual effort to build a “more perfect” union, one which has become the world’s most successful example of constitutional self-government;

  • enable students to understand the basic values, principles, and operation of American constitutional democracy;

  • prepare students for informed, responsible, and participatory citizenship;

  • develop students’ skills in debate, discussion, and writing; and 

  • provide students with a framework for continuing education in history and the social sciences.

SKILLS

History and social science skills are a key component of understanding historical, geographic, political, and economic events or trends. They are the tools used to increase student understanding of the history and social science curriculum. The development of these skills is also important in order for students to become better-informed citizens. Note: The skills will not be assessed in isolation; rather, they will be assessed as part of the content in the History and Social Science Standards of Learning.
 


BCPS SOCIAL STUDIES PACING GUIDES AND RESOURCES

Kindergarten      4th Grade - VA Studies    8th Grade - W. History I
1st Grade     5th Grade - US History I    9th Grade - W. History II
2nd Grade     6th Grade - US History II    11th Grade - VA/US History 
3rd Grade     7th Grade - Civics & Econ    12th Grade - VA/US Gov't
        African American History


UNPACKING THE STANDARDS

Unpacking the Standards PPT               

ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENT INFORMATION

Alternative Assessment Tasks (must be signed into Bedford Google account)


VDOE EDITS TO CURRICULUM FRAMEWORKS 2020
These edits made changes to the curriculum frameworks for kindergarten, first grade, second grade, Virginia Studies, US History I, US History II, and VA & US History: Summary of Changes, Resources, and Materials for the Updated 2015 History and Social Science Curriculum Frameworks.

Crosswalk Document 2020

VDOE Teaching Black History Conference and Education Equity Summer Institute Links:

Recorded Sessions on VDOE YouTube Playlist

VDOE CROSSWALK DOCUMENT 2008-2015

Crosswalk Document 
Showing changes from 2008 to 2015 standards

Assessment Supplement 
Showing 2008 content that must be taught with 2015 standards for Virginia Studies, Civics, WHI, WHII, WG, and US/VA History


For more information contact:
Crystal DeLong
Supervisor of History, Fine Arts, & World Language
cgdelong@bedford.k12.va.us

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