GradeGroups

Fifth-Grade Group to Integrate Curriculum

September 13, 2020

“Teachers thrive on person-to-person contact. We all want to feel connected during this unprecedented school year. The Fifth Grade Group will strive to create a community of dedicated educators, while providing content and strategies that are ready to use in a distanced or traditional classroom.”  This is how Kate Bowen, a veteran 5th-grade teacher from Davis and long-time CHSSP teacher leader, described one of her goals for the Grade Group.

Centering Race in 11th Grade U.S. History

September 11, 2020

“We only need to read the news to see that we are in a critical moment in U.S. History.  11th grade US History allows us to directly enter the exploration of this current reality with our students by making their history class relevant and up-to-date.” This is how Devin Hess, Program Coordinator at the UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project recently explained the urgency, the substance, and the goals of the 11th Grade Group.  To lead the modern-U.S.

Interdisciplinary Approach to Guide 3-4 Grade Group

September 09, 2020

Stella Nagac D’Arceaux believes that, “…there is a need to amplify indigenous voices and diverse perspectives to history.”  The elementary school teacher at Westwood Charter in Los Angeles is especially excited to address indigenous history and modern-day civil rights efforts as she partners with CHSSP historian Shelley Brooks as together they lead the 3rd and 4th series in our newest online program, Grade Groups.

Race and Social Inequality in 7th Grade World History

September 04, 2020

Shennan Hutton and Stacey Greer are excited about 7th Grade.  The two longtime world history leaders are eager to explore how to “teach about race and social inequality in 7th grade world history,” according to Hutton, a former high school world history teacher, current UC Davis lecturer, and writer of the 7th grade Framework chapter along with the Sites of Encounter Blueprint Unit (including this fantastic map).  Hutton is partnering with

Award-Winning Neuroscientist, Psychologist, and Former K-12 Teacher to Kickoff Grade Groups Series

August 28, 2020
USC Professor to Discuss Impact of Trauma on Student Learning and Psychological Development Free registration limited to first 150 participants.

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Ed.D.,an award-winning scientist, psychologist, and former K-12 teacher, will serve as keynote speaker to kick off the California History-Social Science Project’s 2020 Grade Groups online professional learning series, scheduled to begin September 24, 2020.