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About Us

We are dedicated to providing the highest quality history instruction, with a special focus on meeting the needs of English learners, native speakers with low literacy, and students from economically disadvantaged communities. 

Our Institutions

We belong to a larger network of discipline-specific programs known as the California Subject Matter Projects (CSMP), administered by the University of California, Office of the President. Our headquarters in the Department of History at University of California, Davis, provide support for our six regional sites across the state.  At each site, teachers and scholars work together to improve classroom instruction, student learning, and literacy.

Our Approach

Our approach to instruction integrates content, disciplinary understanding, and explicit support for English language proficiency, framed in an inquiry model of historical investigation. All CHSSP programs and resources are aligned with the Common Core State Standards and both the English Language Development Standards and the History-Social Science Standards for the state of California.

Our People

To learn more about us, visit our Statewide Office at UC Davis, our Teachers and Scholars, our Regional Sites, and our Advisory Board pages.

Recent Blog Posts
Jan 24, 2018
Stakeholders in the drilling debate
This blog is meant to accompany the recent Current Context on offshore oil drilling , A Time to Drill . The Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) includes a history-social science ...
Stakeholders in the drilling debate
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Jan 19, 2018
The Roots of our Immigration Crisis
by Shelley Brooks, Ph.D. Last week, President Trump’s reported use of an expletive during a discussion about immigration reform with members of Congress sparked a firestorm of controversy ...
The Roots of our Immigration Crisis
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Dec 20, 2017
Debating the purpose of public lands
Debating the purpose of public lands     This blog post is meant to accompany the recent Current Context issue that examines the history of public land in the United States, including the ...
Debating the purpose of public lands
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Dec 08, 2017
Teachers Helping Teachers
In response to the terrible fires that devastated parts of Napa and Sonoma Counties this fall, the California Subject Matter Projects (CSMP) are hosting a one-day professional learning and resource ...
Teachers Helping Teachers
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