Virginia Studies: Thinking Historically About Virginia is an engaging, self-paced, asynchronous course for teachers. The course is taught online through a series of interactive modules. Each module guides teachers through Virginia history with primary sources as well as video, audio, and text analysis.
Participants learn about the history of Virginia, practice historical thinking skills, and develop strategies for using course resources and techniques in the classroom.
Since the site launch in 2012, more than 250 teachers have completed the course for either graduate credit or recertification points. RRCHNM developed the course material, researched primary sources, and created the videos. Center-affiliated instructors provide individualized feedback and monitor student progress throughout each session.
The online course was funded by the Virginia Department of Education.