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History-Social Science Framework Under Revision

In September, California State Superintendent Tom Torlakson announced that revisions would begin for the History Social-Science Framework for K-12 classrooms.  The framework was last revised in 2005, and will now include more recent history, the passing of new laws, and an emphasis on teaching students 21st century skills.  A first draft is currently up for public review, and teachers are encouraged to take the field survey and give their feedback.  After that feedback has been incorporated, another public survey will take place in February of 2015 before the document receives final approval.  Teachers should expect to see a new framework published at the end of 2015.

The current draft of the History Social-Science Framework can be reviewed at: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/hs/cf/hssfwforfieldreview.asp

Teachers can take the survey at: http://surveys2.cde.ca.gov/s.asp?k=141114546680

Common Core Workshops

Teachers who attend these workshops will learn how to implement the Common Core State Standards in the history classroom. Each session will be organized around a unit question and offer teachers a content presentation from a historian, primary and secondary sources, reading and writing strategies, online resources for student exploration, and time to collaborate with colleagues.

For 6th Grade:
Ancient India - December 2
Mediterranean World - March 4

For 8th Grade:
American West - February 4
Reconstruction - March 19

For 10th Grade:
The end of the Cold War/1989 - January 13

All workshops will be at UCI from 8:45-3:00 each day. Teachers will receive parking, breakfast, and materials, as well as the opportunity to receive UCI Extension Credit. The cost is $125 for each workshop or $300 for all three in the series.

Click here for our registration form. If you have questions, contact Nicole Gilbertson at gilbertn@uci.edu or 949-824-2057.