Local History

Arlington has a unique history relative to the history of the nation and the world.  The Social Studies Office has worked in partnership with others to bring this history to life for our students.  Some of these initiatives include the following:

A is for Arlington – This ABC book, authored by Arlington Public School teachers Jennifer Burgin and Elizabeth Kuleski, highlights important events and landmarks in our county.  Used in elementary schools, this book aligns with the VDOE social studies standards which focus on the local community. Copies of the print book can be ordered through the APS Social Studies Office.

Through the Doors of Stratford– In partnership with George Mason University’s Center for New Media Literacy, a series of online modules designed for secondary students uses the landmark integration of Arlington Public Schools in February 1959 as a foundation for studying the Civil Rights Movement.

Arlington Historical Marker Videos – Featuring a variety of APS staff and community leaders, these short videos highlight some of the numerous historical markers located throughout the county.

Links to Other Local History Resources
Arlington Historical Society
Arlington Public Library Center for Local History