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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
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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Dec 08, 2017
Teaching about Land Use
This post is meant to accompany the recent Current Context issue, People and Predators . There are many great EEI lessons to get your students thinking more deeply about how and why we use land ...
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Dec 05, 2017
Seeking New Director for UCLA History-Geography Project
The California History-Social Science Project (CHSSP), Center X , and the UCLA History Department are currently seeking applications for the position of Regional Site Director for the UCLA ...
Seeking New Director for UCLA History-Geography Project
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Nov 16, 2017
In Search of a Better History Book
by Nancy McTygue The first time I sat on a textbook adoption panel I spent 45 minutes deliberating.  I remember that a significant part of my consideration was the quality of the lunch that the ...
In Search of a Better History Book
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