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With Much Appreciation

created Jun 28, 2018 10:59 AM
by Nancy McTygue, Executive Director Earlier this month, we met with two groups of teachers from the Central Valley to talk about California’s History-Social Science Framework .  We met ...

In Search of a Better History Book

created Nov 16, 2017 01:14 PM
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 ...

6 Strategies to Guide your Adoption of New Textbooks in History-Social Science

created Nov 07, 2017 10:56 AM
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 ...

Watching Whales and Thinking about Environmental Literacy in HSS

created Sep 18, 2017 09:57 AM
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 ...

We Can Do Better: Lessons from Charlottesville

created Aug 14, 2017 01:41 PM
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 ...
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