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2020 Summer Programs

June 14, 2020
Since the early 1990s, CHSSP sites around the state have hosted summer institutes to collaborate with teachers and scholars.

Watsonville Teacher Attends to Student Needs First

June 07, 2020
Ryan Jones, a world history teacher at Watsonville High School in Santa Cruz County, and a teacher leader with the History and Civics Project at UC Santa Cruz, last taught his students in person more than two months ago.

Statement in Response to the Death of George Floyd

June 02, 2020

We value and honor Black lives. The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has sparked national outrage, days of protest, violence, and destruction of property in many cities across the United States, including here in California.  That this is happening in the midst of a pandemic in which communities of color, particularly Black and Latinx Californians, are suffering and dying disproportionately heightens the urgency of the moment.

Cheers to You

May 29, 2020
Teachers, you made it. You made this school year happen regardless of the pandemic.

New Video Explores Filipino American Contributions to the Farm Labor Movement

May 25, 2020
Filipino Americans started the Delano Grape Strike in 1965 that made Cesar Chavez famous. We rightfully celebrate his achievements as a state and national holiday every March 31. Whereas Cesar Chavez is a household name across America, lesser known are the brave farmworkers of many races and nationalities who sacrificed their livelihoods for the greater good of improved conditions in agricultural work.

Teaching and Learning Survey

May 21, 2020

We are interested in hearing from history-social science teachers about how they are doing in this unprecedented time.  Never before in our lifetimes has a pandemic made it so that teachers and students cannot safely gather in one place for school.  Events that we took for granted in February – school assemblies, lunch in the cafeteria, an ordinary day at school with students engaged in project based learning – are now in May unimaginable. 

Challenge Theme One More Time

May 17, 2020
Shennan Hutton is one of our most popular colleagues. Teachers have told us for years that they genuinely appreciate her sense of humor, her practicality, and her understanding of and support for world history teachers.

Choosing a Vice President

May 14, 2020
With Covid-19 dominating the news, it is almost easy to overlook the fact that this is an election year.