History graphic with William Bennett quote: History is part of that 'social contract' that binds our generations to those who have come before and those who are yet to be born.

Social Science and History

History graphic with William Bennett quote: History is part of that 'social contract' that binds our generations to those who have come before and those who are yet to be born.Social Science and History

At Charlottesville City Schools, the History and Social Science programming develops skills in analysis, writing, critical reading, research, and collaboration. These skills support students in their academics as they become citizens for a democratic society.

Through real-life and virtual field trips, guest speakers, original research, project-based learning, and special resources such as the National Geographic Giant Maps, our students engage with history, culture, geography, government, current events, and more.

In recent years, Charlottesville City Schools has made a commitment to incorporating more diverse and local voices in our social science classes. We are presently one of six Virginia school divisions participating in a “Changing the Narrative” project with Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, Virginia Humanities, and other partners. To learn more, consider these articles:

Course Offerings in Grades 5-12:

More Information:

Neeley Minton, 434-245-2400
MintonN1@charlottesvilleschools.org