APS News Release

APS Debuts New Historical Markers Video Series

July 21, 2016 — In the inaugural episode of Arlington Public Schools new video series Historical Markers, Superintendent Dr. Pat Murphy takes a look at Arlington’s Charles Drew House.

We are fortunate to live in an area with such a rich history, and Arlington County offers some really interesting historical landmarks right here where we live, learn, play and work. APS wants to encourage you and your family to explore Arlington history and keep the learning going over this summer.

To help get you started, APS is pleased to debut our Historical Markers video series, which highlights just a few of the more than 80 historical markers highlighting important sites in our past. Each week, we invite you to tune in and watch a brief video about one of these locations. Students will then be invited to do additional research and visit the site to learn more, and respond to questions in the video using a designated hashtag on any social media platform.

We will compile responses and share the collective learning later this summer. We hope you will join us in exploring this incredible history throughout Arlington and look forward to learning more from our students and the perspectives they bring.

To see the video and for a complete list of episodes, visit aps2016.apsva.us/historicalmarkers.