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?
The CHSSP is here to help support your school year goals and ease your transition back into the classroom! Check out this list of ready-to-use resources that can help with framework alignment, curriculum design, and developing students' skill sets:
- The CHSSP Writing Guide provides students with a framework for crafting an argument (thesis statement) and ensuring that their argument is well-defended with historical evidence
- Getting Started with Primary Sources helps students to discuss the difference between primary and secondary sources and for tips on how to teach with primary sources.
- Environmental Literacy Resources for History-Social Science reflect our understanding of the importance of using an environmental lens to investigate the past and to build an environmentally sustainable and just future with a number of materials to support the integration of California’s Environmental Principles and Concepts into your classroom.
- Lost LA Curriculum Project uses Lost LA episodes to present culturally relevant teaching materials centered on local history with primary sources, documentaries, and more.
- The CHSSP served as the primary writers of the History-Social Science Framework. Please visit the link for some of the most popular resources we've developed about Implementing the California History-Social Science Framework.
- UC Berkeley HSSP helped develop Global History Resources. This set of resources is designed for 6th, 7th, and 10th-grade classrooms.
- CHSSP helped develop new micro-learning videos to support substitute teachers, paraeducators, and non-certificated instructional staff in the classroom.
- The 6 C’s of Primary Source Analysis offers a strategy for analyzing primary sources in multiple modalities, developed by UC Irvine History Project.
- The CHSSP, through the Yolo County Youth Civics Initiative, has helped design a comprehensive list of units to help students better understand and engage with their local government and foster life-long civic engagement.