2024 CHSSP Summer Institutes

It's not too late to join a summer institute!

This summer, teachers in California can collaborate online and in-person at a variety of summer institutes.  Teachers can visit UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Davis, and even Yosemite to discover new approaches to teaching history-social science.  Below, you'll find an overview of the summer institutes, but click through the links to learn more about each institute.

Resource Spotlight: Environmental History

Happy Earth Day & Happy Environmental History Week

Environmental history is the often inherently interdisciplinary study of how human beings have interacted with and shaped the natural world around us over time. It grew largely out of the conservation and environmental movements in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s, and it continues to grow and adapt to respond to present-day climate concerns and science.  

CHSSP at the 2024 conference of the California Council for the Social Studies

This weekend the California Council for the Social Studies (CCSS) will meet in Orange County, California for its annual conference which promises to deliver participants with "engaging strategies, a growing professional network, and new ideas to share with colleagues at your site." CHSSP leaders across the state are proud to participate in this conference through the following offerings.

César Chávez Youth Leadership Conference at UC Davis

The César Chávez Youth Leadership Conference and Celebration will be taking place on UC Davis’s campus next month. This free motivational event seeks to help students feel empowered to pursue higher education — particularly students from marginalized communities who may not yet be considering attending college due to a lack of information, insufficient financial resources, or other factors. 

Teaching About Political Participation and Community

“Women were rarely mentioned in history books,” which, according to Beverly Fitch McCarthy, one California’s delegates who was selected to attend  the 1977 National Women’s Conference, made her come to the realization that she might be a feminist.

Back-to-School Resources for the 2023-24 School Year

September means the start of a new school year for students, teachers, and school administrators throughout California. While the start of a new school year can be both hectic and exciting for all involved, it's also a good time to reflect on goals for the year ahead. For example, how are we making sure all students feel supported in the classroom this year? How can we advance equity and center accessibility in TK-12 education this school year?

An Unexpected Source at a Summer Institute

This summer has been a busy one for us at the California History-Social Science Project! We have had the pleasure of hosting a number of summer institutes for educators across the state and have benefited from the shared knowledge and experiences of the teachers, teacher leaders, graduate and undergraduate students, and academic specialists who have joined us.

Join the CHSSP Team as an Event Coordinator!

Under the direction of the Executive Director and Administrative Manager, provide event support for California Subject Matter Project (CSMP) operations at UC Davis, including but not limited to the California History-Social Science Project (CHSSP) and the Area 3 Writing Project (A3WP).

Responsible for program and event coordination and marketing. Assist with planning and scheduling events, workshops, meetings, and conferences. Coordinate event packets and handouts and arrange catering. Collect participant data for reporting requirements.