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May 9 (and July 20-23) - Cold War: Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress (10th-11th Grade)
May 20 - Bowers Museum Educators' Open House

June 29-July 2 - Common Core Writing in the History Classroom

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Curriculum and Resources

The California History/Social Science Project at UC Irvine offers curriculum resources for K-12 history/social science teachers in the areas of content-based literacy, U.S. history, and world history.

Our curriculum support for K-12 teachers, consists of supplemental curriculum handbooks, teacher training institutes in the fields of content-based literacy, American history, and world history, and suggested internet resources for advanced curriculum development.

Curriculum by Grade Level

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5th Grade Curriculum 7th Grade Curriculum 11th Grade Curriculum
  8th Grade Curriculum English/Language Arts

Humanities Out There (HOT)

Humanites Out There is an educational partnership between UCI's School of Humanities and the Santa Ana Unified School District, in cooperation with UCI's Center for Educational Partnerships and UCI's California History-Social Science Project. The HOT curriculum has been aligned with both the California content standards and the Common Core State standards for History and Social Science. The lessons include a rich variety of primary and secondary sources and reflect the Common Core standards’ emphasis on high level comprehension skills, textual and visual analysis and writing instruction. The materials are designed to be user-friendly, ready to be photocopied and distributed to students. The packets also include lists of books, films, and internet resources that provide either practical background information or materials that can be adapted easily for use in classrooms. Due to copyright restrictions on website availability, the CH/SSP cannot offer the entire curricula on this site. However, you may request a free copy of the curricula by contacting our site director Nicole Gilbertson. In your message, please specify which grade-level curricula you would like to receive. The materials are now available on CD-ROM as well as on paper. For more information, please visit the page below.

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