Professional Learning, Instructional Resources
The State Board of Education has adopted the Framework for History-Social Science that we wrote! Join us as the CHSSP team will introduce the new California History-Social Science Framework to educators and administrators throughout the state. We will be hosting online and in person events in the coming months. Our first day-long event will happen at UC Davis on January 31. Stay tuned and check back often as we schedule many more events to begin helping California’s teachers implement the new HSS Framework. And please get in touch with your regional sites for local Framework support. Find a PDF version of "What You Need to Know about California’s New History-Social Science Framework" here.
2016 Summer Programs: In-depth institutes for teachers hosted by our regional sites on a variety of topics, including local, California, US, and world history, teaching history-social science in elementary school, ethnic studies, the Common Core and ELD Standards, and the use of technology in history-social science classrooms. Click here to learn more. Click here for a one-page printable flyer.
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 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.
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.