Network News

Cindy Mata Joins UC Irvine History Project

The CHSSP is excited to welcome Cindy Mata as the new Site Director at the UC Irvine History Project.  Most

recently, Mata has served as the Associate Director of the UCLA History-Geography Project, though she brings to UC Irvine years of experience in K-12 history-social science education, educational research, and teacher leadership. 

CHSSP and California Revealed Launch Educator Fellowship Program

California Revealed (CA-R), in partnership with the California History-Social Science Project (CHSSP), invites California educators to apply for its inaugural Educator Fellowship program. This is a special opportunity for K-12 educators to research and create curricular materials in history and the social sciences using CA-R’s digital collections, of which sound and moving images are especially vast. 

Tom Adams Appointed to CHSSP Advisory Board

The CHSSP is excited to announce that Tom Adams has been appointed by Governor Newsom to serve on the CHSSP Advisory Board.  Currently a Board Trustee for the Davis Joint Unified School District, and formerly Deputy Superintendent of the Teaching and Learning Support Branch at the California Department of Education (CDE), Adams is well versed in history-social science education.  Adams holds a Ph.D.

LEADE Releases State Seal of Civic Engagement Report

As one of only five states in the nation that offer a high-school diploma seal focused on civic engagement, California has been working to lead the way for students to graduate from high school with a robust civic education.  And researchers have been looking closely at how the California State Seal of Civic Engagement (SSCE) has been rolling out since its initial adoption just over a year ago.  One of the CHSSP’s close partners, Leveraging Equity and

In Memoriam: Gary Hart, Co-Founder of CSMP Network

Editor’s note:  In 2018, at the CSMP Lead Learn conference, Executive Director Claudia Martinez presented Gary K. Hart with a special award in recognition of his “many years of leadership, service, and dedication to the California Subject Matter Project.” With his passing on January 27, 2022 we wanted to share her comments as a way to say thank you again to Gary and to hopefully inspire others to continue his legacy of good work and public service.

Monthly Highlights and Focused Resources

Starting this September, we are launching a new feature on our website called Monthly Highlights. We plan to use this page as a central location for resources related to an identified monthly theme. On the page, you will find resources ranging from blog posts, featured lesson plans, teacher highlights, featured scholarship, and picture book resources. Our goal is to provide you with ready-to-use resources that will allow you to connect with our theme for the month.