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1 Civics Education in the Virginia Standards of Learning

2 Provide the framework for teachers and students to explore history and the social sciences. Virginia 2001 History and Social Science Standards of Learning:

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7 The Curriculum Framework amplifies the Standards of Learning and defines the content knowledge, skills, and understandings that are measured by the Standards of Learning tests.

8 Teachers can use the Essential Questions to develop and frame the unit of study. Essential Knowledge provides the identified minimum content that all teachers should teach and all students should learn for the course assessment.

9 The Curriculum Framework amplifies the Standards of Learning and defines the content knowledge, skills, and understandings that are measured by the Standards of Learning tests.

10 Teachers can use the Essential Questions to develop and frame the unit of study. Essential Knowledge provides the identified minimum content that all teachers should teach and all students should learn for the course assessment.

11 The Enhanced Sample Scope and Sequence provides sample instructional activities, sample assessments, follow-up extensions, and related resources.

12 Organizing Topics for Civics and Economics

13 Each topic has sessions and instructional activities to support the content of the Standards of Learning.

14 Each organizing topic has extension activities to support the content of the Standards of Learning.

15 Each organizing topic has sample assessments for students to review the content of the Standards of Learning.

16 Test Blueprints The blueprints serve as a guide to teachers, parents, and students in that they show Standards of Learning covered by a test, reporting categories of test items, number of test items, and general information about how the test questions are constructed.

17 Teachers and students need to become familiar with the Test Development Guidelines. The test development guidelines can be found at: gov/VDOE/Assessment/ History Blueprints03/

18 Civics and Economics Blueprint Summary Table

19 The Virginia Department of Education offers online resources for teachers, students, and parents. Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework Enhanced Scope and Sequence Test Blueprints Documents of American History Civics Education Instructional Resources Teacher Resource Catalogue

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21 Look for the blue SOL

22 Scroll down to History and Social Science Standards of Learning Resources.

23 History and Social Science Standards of Learning Resources include the Curriculum Framework, the Enhanced Scope and Sequence, and Test Blueprints.

24 Documents of American History AmericanDoc99.pdf

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30 Documents in the Teacher Resource Catalogue

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38 Code of Virginia - Character Education

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40 If you have any questions please contact us. Betsy Barton Joel Dexter Beverly Thurston


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