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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.  

History-Social Science Framework Launch Conferences, hosted by the CHSSP: 

Conference Partners:  California Department of Education and the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA).  Click here for additional conference dates, hosted by CCSESA.

Each conference will begin at 8:30 am and conclude by 3:30 pm; registration fee:  $225. Click here for a list of session descriptions.

Participants at each of the CHSSP-hosted events will receive free parking, continental breakfast, box lunch, instructional materials, a special primary source collection aligned to the new Framework, and a hard copy of the 2017 Framework edition of The Source.

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.

Recent Blog Posts
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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Nov 07, 2017
6 Strategies to Guide your Adoption of New Textbooks in History-Social Science
Download a PDF version of this post. by Beth Slutsky, Ph.D. The California State Board of Education appears poised to adopt history-social science instructional materials at its ...
6 Strategies to Guide your Adoption of New Textbooks in History-Social Science
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Nov 06, 2017
CHSSP Seeks New Regional Site
The Executive Office and the Advisory Board of the California History-Social Science Project (CHSSP) at the University of California at Davis invites proposals from four-year institutions of higher ...
CHSSP Seeks New Regional Site
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Oct 24, 2017
Teaching about Nuclear Energy
The recent Current Context issue, “Iran and Nuclear Energy,” situates the Iran nuclear deal within the larger context of the use of nuclear energy today, and in the past. Page 5 of the resource ...
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