History Blueprint

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History has been under-emphasized in recent years given the national testing focus on English / language arts and mathematics. The History Blueprint initiative is designed to address the marginalization of the discipline by providing teachers, administrators, and parents research-based and Standards-aligned resources to develop student critical thinking, literacy skills, and historical content knowledge.  

Goals

  • To increase student achievement and engagement
  • To improve student literacy and critical thinking in order to address the achievement gap
  • To provide formative and summative data on student content knowledge, critical thinking, reading and writing

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All History Blueprint materials are Copyrighted by the Regents of the University of California, Davis.  These materials, however, are designed for K12 educational purposes, and as such, teachers have the right to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format.  This use is predicated on the assumption that educators will give appropriate credit, provide a link to our site (http://chssp.ucdavis.edu), and indicate if any changes were made.  Educators may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the University or the California or the California History-Social Science Project endorses said teacher, school, or related organization.  Finally, educators or any members of the public may not apply any legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from accessing the materials or doing anything that this agreement permits.

Recent Blog Posts
Sep 18, 2017
Watching Whales and Thinking about Environmental Literacy in HSS
by Shelley Brooks We couldn’t have asked for a better setting for our environmental literacy retreat. Thanks to Ten Strands and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, regional site directors from ...
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Sep 01, 2017
Teaching with Fire
This week, students across California may very well be experiencing first-hand the effects of fire, or at least smoke, in their local environment. From the North to the South, and all through the ...
Teaching with Fire
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Aug 14, 2017
We Can Do Better: Lessons from Charlottesville
by Nancy McTygue, Executive Director The images are horrifying – angry white men with torches lit marching through a southern town on a summer night.  Bodies flying in the air after being ...
We Can Do Better:  Lessons from Charlottesville
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Aug 11, 2017
$5 Million Grant to Transform California History Education
We are thrilled and honored to announce the launch of Teaching California, in partnership with our wonderful colleagues and friends at the California Historical Society  (CHS), and funded by a new ...
$5 Million Grant to Transform California History Education
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