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Utilizing the History-Social Science Framework to Prepare ALL Students for Citizenship

Utilizing the History-Social Science Framework to Prepare ALL Students for Citizenship:

This session will begin with an examination of the “citizenship” theme as it is described in the History-Social Science Framework with particular attention to the need and urgency of citizenship education as part of a well-rounded history-social science program.  Attendees will discover how a focus on the themes of content, literacy, and inquiry prepares young people to acquire the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become responsible, engaged citizens by examining civic inquiries in specific chapters of the Framework in their grade level descriptions.

 We will explore the various components of civic learning as described in the Framework and engage participants in an activity to practice reading specific content and utilize strategies to deepen content understanding and strengthen deliberation skills.  A number of engaging resources and opportunities including the Judges in the Classroom program and California Civic Learning Award program from the Power of Democracy, based on research-based best practices for civic learning, led by California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye will be showcased as will the California State Seal of Civic Engagement and the Civics Digital Chalkboard from the California Department of Education.

Presentation Team:

  • Yvonne Contreras, Los Angeles County Office of Education
  • Deborah Genzer, Judicial Council of California
  • Michelle Herczog, Los Angeles County Office of Education
  • Janet Mann, California Department of Education
  • Frank Pisi, Sacramento County Office of Education