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Teaching the H-SS Framework Beyond K-12: Possibilities for Pre-Credential and Credential-Level Programs

Teaching the H-SS Framework Beyond K-12: Possibilities for Pre-Credential and Credential-Level Programs:

 This session will focus on the available opportunities for pre-credential and credential-level college students to expose them to the instructional shifts in the H-SS Framework. The Framework was published several years ago, yet teacher preparation programs inconsistently expose student to the instructional shifts outlined in the Framework. Teaching with the Framework serves to ground credential and pre-credential students’ practices in engaging and inclusive methods through hands-on exposure to the inquiry process, interdisciplinary understandings of historical content, inclusion of multiple perspectives, and the various ways to develop critical literacy skills among diverse student populations. Exposure to the instructional shifts in the framework further works to develop stronger analytical skills in future History-Social Science teachers who learn to understand shifts in historiography, develop critical media literacy skills, and explore various ways to present framework-aligned content to students. Moreover, teachers who are trained in using the Framework may increase the likelihood of implementation and adoption in the future.

This session will use the topic of Spanish Colonization in California to engage participants in a sample lesson that instructors and HSS coaches may adopt to expose teachers to the instructional shifts in the Framework. This lesson will include a short introduction to the historiography of the topic as a metacognitive exercise. It will also include time to analyze primary sources, secondary sources, and inquiry questions related to the topic that are relevant to instructors at primary and secondary levels. Participants will have time to explore example content generated by pre-credential History-Social Science college students developed in connection to this topic.    

Presentation Team:

  • Michelle Lorimer, CSU San Bernadino