Social Studies lessons should include a content standard and a skills standard.

The student will demonstrate skills for historical and geographical analysis and responsible citizenship, including the ability to 

VS.1a) identify and interpret artifacts and primary and secondary source documents to understand events in history; 

VS.1b) determine cause-and-effect relationships; 

VS.1c) compare and contrast historical events; 

VS.1d) draw conclusions and make generalizations; 

VS.1e) make connections between past and present; 

VS.1f) sequence events in Virginia history; 

VS.1g) interpret ideas and events from different historical perspectives; 

VS.1h) evaluate and discuss issues orally and in writing; 

VS.1i) analyze and interpret maps to explain relationships among landforms, water features, climatic characteristics, and historical events.