Social Studies

Students who understand the world will be the adults who change the world

Helping you create advantageous learning experiences that place students at the center of the historical and cultural excitement is what Virginia Social Studies is all about. Motivated students no longer expect to simply read about historical events, influential people, and diverse cultures — they want to experience them. Virginia Social Studies programs foster critical thinking by delivering engaging learning opportunities for every learner.


The McGraw-Hill Social Studies programs empower teachers to revitalize civic education with a call to action! In print, digital, and in combinations of both, Networks™ encourages inquiry and prepares students for democratic decision making and active citizenship in their classrooms, communities and in the global economy. Networks provides materials to nurture productive and responsible members of society, while preparing them for success on SOL testing.

Check out content for:

  • Analyzing primary sources and Supreme Court cases
  • Teaching students to think like an Historian
  • Engaging students through project-based learning with increased critical thinking and academic skill development.


Personalize Learning Like Never Before

At McGraw-Hill, we recognize that no two students are alike, and the need for personalized solutions could not be greater. Using revolutionary adaptive technology, LearnSmart® builds a learning experience unique to each student’s individual needs. LearnSmart is an integral part of the Networks Learning System.