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Educational Resources for Families

The following learning links include general resources for families and students, including those provided by the Virginia Department of Education.

English Language Arts



Social Studies

  • US Census 2020 Student Resources
  • Have students view any primary source or access any article using an APS Database.  As students view the primary resources/articles click here to view questions to help students process their thinking. A few places to find primary sources are:
  • Older learners can explore  New American History where they will find
    • Bunk History:  Bunk is a shared home for the web’s most interesting writing and thinking about the American past. Join us to explore the multi-dimensional connections between past and present.
    • American Panorama: An interactive, historical atlas of the United States for the 21st Century
    • Students can journal reactions and responses or use some of the visible thinking routine strategies to process their learning.  Here is a link to the core visible thinking routines.  For additional ideas you can explore the left hand menu.
  • Free Virtual Tours of Museums:  Please note that parents/guardians should preview the content to make sure that the content available from the museum is appropriate for your student.

Library Resources

  • APS Library Databases – Use this link to access all of the APS databases
  • E-books and e-audiobooks can be checked out from Destiny Discover and MackinVIA. Students log in by clicking the blue APS MyAccess button and using their student ID and password. Families can download the app onto personal devices as well. Please note that individual schools may limit how many resources can be checked out. Contact your school librarian for more information.

General e-Learning Activities