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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. 

 

HSS Adoption Resources.  As you prepare to review, pilot, and adopt instructional materials that align with California’s new History-Social Science Framework, we hope to provide you with the tools you’ll need to conduct a review of available instructional materials.

 

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
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 ...
In Search of a Better History Book
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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 ...
6 Strategies to Guide your Adoption of New Textbooks in History-Social Science
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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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