Virginia’s academic standards, known as the Standards of Learning (SOL), are available in all subjects [history & social science, English, math, science, technology, fine arts, world language, health and physical education, and driver education] from kindergarten through twelfth grade.  There is an established 7-year schedule for when the SOLs for each subject are reviewed and updated.


The History & Social Science SOLs were updated in 2008 and are being fully implemented and assessed starting in the 2010-11 school year.  The link below will take you to materials available from the Virginia Department of Education in each grade level.  First, we have provided an explanation of some of the terminology to understand prior to looking at the history resources.



Online Resources:


Virginia Department of Education - homepage

SOLs and Instructional Resources for History & Social Science