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Free Webinar Series: Environmental Literacy in History-Social Science

Are you looking to tap into your students’ interest in the environment? Are you interested in the new History-Social Framework and its inquiry model? These free webinars are geared toward the history-social science classroom and will highlight elements of the Framework that are supported by California’s Environmental Principles and Concepts (EP&Cs). Teachers receive inquiry-based lesson materials with grade-appropriate content and literacy support.

  • Introduction for all grade level teachers: How Does Environmental Literacy Support Learning in the History-Social Science Classroom? October 25, 4-5 p.m.
    • This 50 minute presentation incorporates California’s Environmental Principles and Concepts into history-social science content and is aligned with the new HSS Framework inquiry model. You will find classroom-ready materials for download, including lessons, images, and recommended questions and classroom activities for promoting environmental literacy.
    • Watch this recorded webinar now. Please note, the swastika in the 1907 San Diego land development advertisement likely represented good luck or fortune. Learn more about the history of the swastika from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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These webinars have been developed in coordination with the Environmental Literacy Steering Committee.

To learn more about California's Environmental Principles and Concepts, including state adopted curriculum that incorporates these principles, visit the California Education and the Environment Initiative.

In 2015, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction published the Blueprint for Environmental Literacy: Educating Every Student In, About, and For the Environment. Click here to read the Blueprint and learn more about the initiative.