History and Social Science

History and Social Science

Teaching social studies powerfully and authentically begins with a deep knowledge and understanding of the subject and its unique goals. Social studies programs prepare students to identify, understand, and work to solve the challenges facing our diverse nation in an increasingly interdependent world. Education for citizenship should help students acquire and learn to use the skills, knowledge, and attitudes that will prepare them to be competent and responsible citizens throughout their lives. Competent and responsible citizens are informed and thoughtful, participate in their communities, are involved politically, and exhibit moral and civic virtues.

SOL Testing

Beginning with the spring 2020 test administration, following tests are based on 2015 history and social science standards of learning:

  • Virginia Studies
  • Civic and Economics
  • Virginia and U.S. History

Historic Sites Free Mondays

Historic Sites Free Mondays flyer

Free on Mondays for students and two accompanying adults.

  • Handouts will be provided to students for take home learning opportunities
  • This exciting and engaging activity is a collaborative effort of DPRT and PWCS Student Learning Department
  • One hour tours: Excellent activity for students and families to enjoy and learn together
  • Offered at these locations: Rippon Lodge, Ben Lomond, and Brentsville Courthouse
  • For additional information, please email girvanjm@pwcs.edu or call 703-792-4754