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Teaching the HSS Framework

Instructional resources and programs for educators to support implementation of California's new HSS Framework

As 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 (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 (; 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.

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