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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 We are dedicated to increasing the achievement of all students through a research-based approach which focuses on historical content and disciplinary understanding, critical thinking, and the development of student literacy, all aligned with the Common Core State Standards and the California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
      Nov 16, 2017
      In Search of a Better History Book
      by Nancy McTygue The first time I sat on a textbook adoption panel I spent 45 minutes deliberating.  I remember that a significant part of my consideration was the quality of the lunch that the ...
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      Nov 07, 2017
      6 Strategies to Guide your Adoption of New Textbooks in History-Social Science
      Download a PDF version of this post. by Beth Slutsky, Ph.D. The California State Board of Education appears poised to adopt history-social science instructional materials at its ...
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      Nov 06, 2017
      CHSSP Seeks New Regional Site
      The Executive Office and the Advisory Board of the California History-Social Science Project (CHSSP) at the University of California at Davis invites proposals from four-year institutions of higher ...
      CHSSP Seeks New Regional Site
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      Oct 24, 2017
      Teaching about Nuclear Energy
      The recent Current Context issue, “Iran and Nuclear Energy,” situates the Iran nuclear deal within the larger context of the use of nuclear energy today, and in the past. Page 5 of the resource ...
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