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The first California History-Social Science Project (CHSSP) activity began in 1989 at UCLA, shortly after the California Subject Matter Projects (CSMP) was created in 1988. Other campus sites arose beginning in 1991. CHSSP sites are located in departments of history and education at universities across the state. Scholars and K-12 teachers, current and former, collaborate to lead engaging professional development programs for the teachers in their region. You can find information about each on their individual webpages, linked below.Currently, the CHSSP has sites at:

UC Images Courtesy of: Color photographs © 2003 by Alan Nyiri, courtesy of the Atkinson Photographic Archive.

Each site’s leadership team is generally composed of at least one site director (usually a former K12 teacher or historian) and one or more faculty advisors.

Recent Blog Posts
Oct 16, 2017
Advisory Board Meeting Scheduled for 10/20
The CHSSP Advisory Board will meet via conference call on Friday, October 20 from 9:30 - 11 am.  The Board Agenda for this meeting includes: 1.  Public Comment 2.  CHSSP Update 3.  ...
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Oct 02, 2017
Teaching after Terror - Las Vegas
by Nancy McTygue, Executive Director I can’t believe I’m writing another one of these posts in response to a horrific terrorist attack.  In 2015, I wrote two – one in response to the massacre ...
Teaching after Terror - Las Vegas
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Sep 26, 2017
Teaching about California's Water Supply
by Shelley Brooks The recent Current Context issue on the Challenge of California’s Water Supply provides students with the opportunity to think about the importance of California’s water ...
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Sep 18, 2017
Watching Whales and Thinking about Environmental Literacy in HSS
by Shelley Brooks We couldn’t have asked for a better setting for our environmental literacy retreat. Thanks to Ten Strands and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, regional site directors from ...
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