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    programs.jpgThe California History-Social Science Project (CHSSP) belongs to a larger network of discipline-specific programs known as the California Subject Matter Projects, administered by the University of California, Office of the President. Headquartered in the Department of History at University of California, Davis, the CHSSP and its six sites are housed in UC and CSU departments of history and schools of education throughout the state. At each site, teachers and scholars work together to improve classroom instruction, student learning, and literacy.

    The CHSSP is 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 We are dedicated to increasing the achievement of all students through a research-based approach which focuses on historical content and disciplinary understanding, critical thinking, and the development of student literacy, all aligned with the Common Core State Standards and the California Standards for History-Social Science.

    To learn more about us, visit the following links:

    Our Regional Sites

    Our Advisory Board

     


      Recent Blog Posts
      Jan 24, 2018
      Stakeholders in the drilling debate
      This blog is meant to accompany the recent Current Context on offshore oil drilling , A Time to Drill . The Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) includes a history-social science ...
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      Jan 19, 2018
      The Roots of our Immigration Crisis
      by Shelley Brooks, Ph.D. Last week, President Trump’s reported use of an expletive during a discussion about immigration reform with members of Congress sparked a firestorm of controversy ...
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      Dec 20, 2017
      Debating the purpose of public lands
      Debating the purpose of public lands     This blog post is meant to accompany the recent Current Context issue that examines the history of public land in the United States, including the ...
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      Dec 08, 2017
      Teachers Helping Teachers
      In response to the terrible fires that devastated parts of Napa and Sonoma Counties this fall, the California Subject Matter Projects (CSMP) are hosting a one-day professional learning and resource ...
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