We are dedicated to providing the highest quality history instruction, with a special focus on meeting the needs of English learners, native speakers with low literacy, and students from economically disadvantaged communities.
We belong to a larger network of discipline-specific programs known as the California Subject Matter Projects (CSMP), administered by the University of California, Office of the President. Our headquarters in the Department of History at University of California, Davis, provide support for our six regional sites across the state. At each site, teachers and scholars work together to improve classroom instruction, student learning, and literacy.
Our approach to instruction integrates content, disciplinary understanding, and explicit support for English language proficiency, framed in an inquiry model of historical investigation. All CHSSP programs and resources are aligned with the Common Core State Standards and both the English Language Development Standards and the History-Social Science Standards for the state of California.