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Teaching the Framework.  Join us as the CHSSP team will introduce the new California History-Social Science Framework to educators and administrators throughout the state.   Stay tuned and check back often as we schedule many more events to begin helping California’s teachers implement the new HSS Framework. 


HSS Adoption Resources.  As you prepare to review, pilot, and adopt instructional materials that align with California’s new History-Social Science Framework, we hope to provide you with the tools you’ll need to conduct a review of available instructional materials.


2019 Summer Programs.  Each of our regional sites will offer a variety of programs this summer for K-12 teachers, such as UCD's Developing Historical Thinking institute, UCI's Native American History program, and UCB's Ethnic Studies program.


LeadLearn2018.  On February 27-28, CHSSP leadership joined California Subject Matter Project colleagues to host LeadLearn2018:  Education for Civic Responsibility at UC Davis.  Click here to see pictures and videos from the special event.

Teach the Election offers classroom-ready original content, carefully selected primary sources, and teaching suggestions to support student learning about the 2016 presidential election.


The History Blueprint aims to revolutionize history instruction. It combines curriculum, assessment tools, student literacy support, and teacher professional development, aligned to the Common Core State Standards.



Teaching the Common Core Teaching the Common Core is a series of webinars for teachers and administrators seeking to align their instruction with the Common Core State Standards.  In addition, each of the CHSSP's regional sites offers Common Core programs for local schools and districts.

TPS Consortium MemberTeaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress includes both introductory and advanced programs designed to promote the use of inquiry-based lessons using primary sources, aligned with the Common Core State Standards.

Environmental Literacy Webinars highlight elements of the  California HSS Standards and recently adopted Framework that relate to the development of environmental literacy. The webinars will run from October 2016-February 2017 and will introduce the California Environmental Principles and Concepts and provide examples of how the EP&Cs are appropriate and useful tools for addressing the history-social science discipline.

War Comes Home: In Schools is a 2014-2015 teacher professional development program designed to encourage young people to explore U.S. history through the lens of veteran experiences.

Teaching Democracy provides Standards-aligned and research-based curriculum and resources designed to promote an engaged citizenry. Developed in partnership with Cal Humanities in 2012, the series is archived here.