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Teaching the HSS Framework

Programs and Resources for educators to support implementation of California's new HSS Framework

CHSSF 2019Conference Logo.jpgAs the Primary Writers for California's new History-Social Science Framework, the CHSSP is uniquely positioned to support implementation of the new guidelines for instruction.  

Framework Rollout Conferences (2019-20)

Starting in September, 2019, the CHSSP, in partnership with the California Department of Education, various county offices of education, and several additional K-16 educational organizations will host a continued series of Framework conferences. This conference series will engage participants in applications of the Framework.  Sessions will continue to highlight the four components of a well-rounded history-social science education: content, inquiry, literacy, and citizenship.  Slightly longer sessions (75 minutes) will allow for expanded material and depth of coverage.  Among the more than 20 conference sessions, look for sessions about the FAIR Act, world history, Native Californians, and greater attention to the needs of elementary educators and administrators. 

Framework Conference Dates and Locations:

  • September 10, 2019. UC Irvine Conference Center
  • October 17, 2019. Tulare County Office of Education
  • December, 2019 (specific date tba). CSU East Bay
  • February 5, 2020. Riverside Convention Center
  • April 15, 2020. UC Davis Conference Center
  • May, 2020 (specific date tba). CSU Dominguez Hills
  • September 6, 2020. Shasta County Office of Education

 Registration information to be available in the coming weeks.  Click Here for a Downloadable Conference Flier. 

This experience, as both the Primary Writers and leaders of the state rollout, have informed our ongoing work with local schools and districts as they begin their implementation of the new History-Social Science Framework.  To find out how we can support your school's implementation, contact us (chssp@ucdavis.edu; 530-752-0572).

Framework Rollout Conferences (2017-18)

Starting in January, 2017, the CHSSP, in partnership with the California Department of Education, and the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association, hosted nine HSS Framework rollout conferences across California:  at UC Davis, CSU Long Beach, UC Irvine, Santa Clara County Office of Education, Cal Poly Pomona, CSU East Bay, Fresno State, Riverside, and Sonoma State. Click here for a list of workshop sessions.  We also participated in nine other rollout conferences, hosted by the County Offices of Education. 

This experience, as both the Primary Writers and leaders of the state rollout, have informed our ongoing work with local schools and districts as they begin their implementation of the new History-Social Science Framework.  To find out how we can support your school's implementation, contact us (chssp@ucdavis.edu; 530-752-0572).

Framework Resource Collection:

HSS Framework Questions.  Click here to download an excel spreadsheet with Framework inquiry questions organized by grade level.

HSS Framework Blogs. Click here to read a collection of short blog posts detailing what you need to know about the new Framework.

HSS Instructional Materials Adoption.  

Regional Site Support. Our regional sites across California regularly host open and school-based workshops introducing the Framework to local teachers.  to learn more.