Social Studies 6-42

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 6-42


Social Studies

The School Board believes a Social Studies program should provide instruction commensurate with the goals, interests, and abilities of all students. Because the goals of each student vary, the program should be flexible enough to provide for individual interests and abilities through appropriate instruction. Educated, informed, engaged and enlightened citizens are essential to the continuation of a domestic republic as well as the global community. The knowledge, skills, and understandings of Social Studies shape the attitude necessary for responsible, productive and compassionate citizens. The program is committed to help students appreciate their historic and cultural heritage and the culture of others, as well as comprehend developments in an ever-changing society and world.

Adopted by School Board: July 13, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: June 6, 2006
Amended by School Board: June 20, 2017