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Teaching the Framework.  Join us as the CHSSP team will introduce the new California History-Social Science Framework to educators and administrators throughout the state.   Stay tuned and check back often as we schedule many more events to begin helping California’s teachers implement the new HSS Framework. 


2017 Summer Programs.  Each of our regional sites will offer a variety of programs this summer for K-12 teachers, such as UCD's Exploring the Ancient through Early Modern World institute for 6th and 7th grade teachers, UCI's Native American History program, UCB's Civic Engagement and Inquiry institute, and UCLA's Muslim Cities in the Medieval World program.  

Teach the Election offers classroom-ready original content, carefully selected primary sources, and teaching suggestions to support student learning about the 2016 presidential election.

The History Blueprint aims to revolutionize history instruction. It combines curriculum, assessment tools, student literacy support, and teacher professional development, aligned to the Common Core State Standards. 

Teaching the Common Core Teaching the Common Core is a series of webinars for teachers and administrators seeking to align their instruction with the Common Core State Standards.  In addition, each of the CHSSP's regional sites offers Common Core programs for local schools and districts.

Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress includes both introductory and advanced programs designed to promote the use of inquiry-based lessons using primary sources, aligned with the Common Core State Standards.

Environmental Literacy Webinars highlight elements of the  California HSS Standards and recently adopted Framework that relate to the development of environmental literacy. The webinars will run from October 2016-February 2017 and will introduce the California Environmental Principles and Concepts and provide examples of how the EP&Cs are appropriate and useful tools for addressing the history-social science discipline.

War Comes Home: In Schools is a 2014-2015 teacher professional development program designed to encourage young people to explore U.S. history through the lens of veteran experiences.

Teaching Democracy provides Standards-aligned and research-based curriculum and resources designed to promote an engaged citizenry. Developed in partnership with Cal Humanities in 2012, the series is archived here.


Recent Blog Posts
Mar 23, 2017
Got (Framework) Questions?
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The California Way: Content, Inquiry, Literacy, & Citizenship
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Feb 21, 2017
Will there be a Test? Part 2
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