2016 History & Social Science SOL Institutes

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The K-12 History and Social Science SOL Institutes provided training that focused on deepening participants’ understanding of the Standards of Learning review and revision process, progression of the history and social science skills, use of information sources, and application of the history and social science skills through engaging experiences. The institutes used various information sources to provide participants with experiences to change history and social science instruction.  In each content session, teachers were provided explicit examples as an opportunity to deepen student understanding of history and social science content.

2016 Institute Materials

(Many of the links below point to websites outside the Virginia Department of Education website.)

Opening Session

Application Session

  • Teaching with Primary Sources, Northern Virginia (PDF)
    Sherry Levitt, Executive Director                
    Cynthia Szwajkowski, Ph.D., Assistant Director      

    Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress

Course Content Sessions

Content sessions further discussed the new Standards, Curriculum Framework, the progression of the history and social science skills, and modeled experiences allowing for the use social science skills.