History/Social Studies



Dr. Marvin McGinnis

Supervisor of Innovation, Learning, History, and Elementary School Improvement

[email protected]

434-946-9386 x 9563



Beginning in kindergarten, students are taught specific content related to history, geography, civics, and economics. Once they reach the 4th grade, social studies courses become more focused in nature, usually emphasizing a particular place and/or time. High school students seeking more challenging content can elect to take Advanced Placement (AP) courses. In order to graduate, all high school students are required to successfully complete the Economics and Personal Finance Course.

  • ACPS History Dashboard

    ACPS Staff, want to view and access resources at a glance? Click here for the ACPS History Dashboard where various resources are linked by topic.  This resource is regularly updated, so be sure to check back often.
  • ACPS History Instructional Resources

    ACPS team, visit our Google Drive folder to access resources to help support your instruction.
  • VDOE History Instructional Page

    Visit the VDOE English page for updates and resources specific to the Virginia History Standards of Learning.
  • ACPS Curriculum and Pacing

    For information about our curriculum and pacing, visit our curriculum and pacing page.
  • K-2 Social Studies/History

    Visit to learn more about K-2 History.
  • 3-5 Social Studies/History

    Click to learn more about 3-5 History.
  • 9-12 Social Studies/History

    Visit to learn more about 9-12 History.