History & Social Science: Community of Practice

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    This is an exciting opportunity to participate in the shifts from the History-Social Science Framework, which include:

    • A Focus on Inquiry at the Core
    • A Community of Practice Network
    • An engaged and knowledgeable citizenry using the C3 Framework
    • An approach that integrates culturally and linguistically responsive teaching to ensure that ALL students thrive.

    Click here to register for the 2019-2020 HSS Community of Practice

    Click here to view the CLIC - Region 4 Padlet of Resources


    Content Standards & Curriculum Framework

    Content standards encourage the highest achievement of every student, by defining the knowledge, concepts, and skills that students should acquire at each grade level.  The curriculum framework provides guidelines for implementing the content standards.

    C3 Framework

    The National Council for the Social Studies' College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework has four Dimensions: 1) Developing Questions and Planning Inquiries, 2) Applying Disciplinary Concepts and Tools, 3) Evaluating Sources and Using Evidence, and 4) Communicating Conclusions and Taking Informed Action.

    Common Core Standards

    The CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy help build creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving, collaboration, and communication.


    The California History/Social Science project is dedicated to providing the highest quality history instruction, with a special focus on English learners, native speakers with low literacy, and economically disadvantaged students.


    Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) provides U.S. and World history resources, including formative assessment, and a document-based curriculum that can be taught to middle school and high school students.

    FAIR Education Act

    Includes additions to the Ed. Code sections dealing with the course of study, classroom instruction, and instructional materials. Specifically, Ed. Code section 51204.5

    California Council for the Social Studies

    The California Council for the Social Studies is non-profit, professional organization committed to strengthening the teaching and learning of history/social sciences through standards-based professional development, resource sharing, and public awareness.

    External Resources

    The California Department of Education provides a list of linked resources for history-social science teachers. Additionally, the list below provides outstanding instructional resources promoting diversity and equity.