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History and Social Science

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At Charlottesville City Schools, the History and Social Science programming is committed to teaching accurate history and promoting responsive inquiry in our K-12 social studies classrooms. Our classes develop inquiry 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 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:

Family Pacing Guides on K-4:

Use these resource guides to explore your child’s curriculum and stimulate family discussion.

Course Offerings in Grades 5-12:

More Information:

Dr. Alicen Brown, 434-245-2826