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Teaching social studies powerfully and authentically begins with a deep knowledge and understanding of the subject and its unique goals. Social studies programs prepare students to identify, understand, and work to solve the challenges facing our diverse nation in an increasingly interdependent world. Education for citizenship should help students acquire and learn to use the skills, knowledge, and attitudes that will prepare them to be competent and responsible citizens throughout their lives. Competent and responsible citizens are informed and thoughtful, participate in their communities, are involved politically, and exhibit moral and civic virtues. 

SOL Testing

Beginning with the spring 2020 test administration, following tests will be based on 2015 history and social science standards of learning:

  • Virginia Studies
  • Civic and Economics
  • Virginia and U.S. History