• Lee Ann Chisenhall

    Coordinator for Social Studies

    P: (757) 603-6460

    F: (757) 253-6722

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The K-12 Social Studies program is an integrated program of History and the Social Sciences which is designed to promote civic competence. The four major strands in the History and Social Science Virginia Standards of Learning – history, geography, civics and economics – provide the framework for the local curriculum. Emphasis is placed on applying knowledge and skills from these four areas through hands-on learning in the classroom and participation in field experiences found in the Historic Triangle and surrounding areas. In addition, students participate frequently in special events such as the National Geography Bee, the state Geography fair, National History Day and mock elections.

Middle School Course Offerings

  • Course ID: 2372

    This course surveys the African American experience from pre-diaspora Africa through today.  Topics include the Transatlantic slave trade, the role of slavery and race in ...

  • Course ID: 2357

    Students in eighth grade social studies conduct a focused, in-depth investigation of the structures and functions of America’s government and economic systems.  Students explore the ...

  • Course ID: 2354

    Students in sixth grade social studies focus on United States History to 1865. Major topics include the geographic regions, American Indians, European exploration, colonial America, ...

  • Course ID: 2355

    Students in seventh grade social studies focus on United States History from 1865 to present day. Major topics include Reconstruction, post-Civil War industrialization, immigration, the ...

High School Course Offerings

  • Course ID: 2804

    AP Economics is a college-level introductory course in the principles of economics.The challenging design of the course is recommended for students with a motivating interest ...

  • Course ID: 2399

    Students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in four historical periods from approximately 1450 to the present.Students develop and use the same skills, practices, ...

  • Course ID: 2446

    This is a challenging college-level course available to juniors and seniors.The curriculum consists of an in-depth, critical, examination of different governments including those of Great ...

  • Course ID: 2445

    This is an advanced course available to seniors.The curriculum consists of a study of American Government that includes extensive reading assignments, knowledge and use of ...

  • Course ID: 2212

    This advanced-level course is open to students in Grades 10, 11, or 12 and may be taken in place of the regular World Geography to ...

  • Course ID: 2902

    The AP Psychology course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental process of human beings and ...

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