Stephen LegawiecCoordinator for Social Studies
Phone: (757) 603-6460
Fax: (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

Civics & Economics – Grade 8

Course ID: 2357|

Eighth grade social studies is a focused, in-depth investigation of the structures and functions of America’s government systems, and America’s [...]

High School Course Offerings

U.S. and World Affairs

Course ID: 2810SB|

U.S.& World Affairs is an elective course that focuses on the relationships between national and international events while strengthening geography [...]

Sociology

Course ID: 2500SB|

Sociology is the study of human behavior in society.The focus of this course is the shaping of human behavior by [...]

Law and Society

Course ID: 2420SB|

This engaging course aims to promote a more detailed understanding of the laws, rules, and regulations that guide our contemporary [...]

Law and Debate

Course ID: 2421SB|

This course will introduce students to the federal and state judicial systems, Virginia state law, elements of law, speech and [...]

Humanities: Global

Course ID: 1515SB|

This course explores the impact of technology on the social and cultural history of the modern world.Students working independently and [...]

Advanced Placement Economics

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 [...]

Advanced Placement European History

Course ID: 2399|

Students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in four historical periods from approximately 1450 to the present.Students develop and [...]

World Geography – Grade 10

Course ID: 2210SB|

World Geography is the study of human-environment relationships with a special emphasis on cultural regions in Asia, Latin America, Africa, [...]