Center for History-Social Studies Education

Center for History-Social Studies Education

This website provides a number of professional development opportunities and resources to assist K-12 teachers with implementing the Framework in preparing all students to be informed, responsible, and engaged citizens in our democratic society.

The newly adopted California History-Social Science Framework provides instructional guidelines focused on content, literacy, inquiry, and citizenship. This website provides a number of professional development opportunities and resources to assist K-12 teachers with implementing the Framework in preparing all students to be informed, responsible, and engaged citizens in our democratic society.

For more information, please contact Michelle M. Herczog, Ed.D., Coordinator III, at (562) 922-6908 or at Herczog_Michelle@lacoe.edu

Upcoming Events
2020 Census Curriculum Rollout - January 15!2020 Census Curriculum Rollout - January 15!
New California curriculum to educate and empower students to support a Complete Count of the 2020 U.S. Census is being rolled out across the state. Register for this FREE event today!...Read more
Teaching About the Armenian GenocideTeaching About the Armenian Genocide
January 14, 2020 This training, led by The Genocide Education Project will assist educators meet the requirements of AB1915/SB1380 to provide instruction in human rights issues which may also include particular attention to the study of the inhumanity of the Armenian Genocide. ...Read more
Inquiry-Driven History-Social Science Instruction for the Elementary Classroom Inquiry-Driven History-Social Science Instruction for the Elementary Classroom
January 21, 2020 The California History-Social Science Framework calls for an inquiry-driven approach to teaching social studies.  What does that look like in a K-5 classroom?  Acquire strategies and techniques to make history "come alive" for young learners! ...Read more
Introduction to Project Based Learning for the 21st CenturyIntroduction to Project Based Learning for the 21st Century
January 22-23, 2020 Learn how to utilize Project Based Learning as an instructional approach to implement Common Core State Standards and prepare students for college, career and citizenship in the 21st century. ...Read more
Teaching About Religion in the History-Social Science ClassroomTeaching About Religion in the History-Social Science Classroom
February 11, 2020 This important training provides techniques and strategies to help teachers build students' content knowledge about world religions in respectful, appropriate ways without promoting or denigrating various religious beliefs. ...Read more
Support for English Learners in the History-Social Science Classroom!Support for English Learners in the History-Social Science Classroom!
March 16, 2020 This one-day workshop will provide strategies and tools to help English Learners of various proficiency levels meet the goals of the California History-Social Science Framework as they develop English Language proficiency in the social studies classroom. ...Read more
History and Beyond! An Integrated Approach to History-Social ScienceHistory and Beyond! An Integrated Approach to History-Social Science
March 23, 2020 What does it look like to integrate economics, geography, and civics into a history lesson?  This training will showcase a model curriculum that can be easily adapted for any grade level.  Help students become geographic, economic, civic, and historically literate! ...Read more
Teaching LGBT and Disability HistoryTeaching LGBT and Disability History
May 7, 2020 This training led by Facing History and Ourselves will provide instructional strategies and resources to effectively teach about the contributions of LGBT Americans and individuals with disabilities....Read more
DBQ for Elementary Schools!DBQ for Elementary Schools!
May 20-21, 2020 This two-day training will provide teachers, grades 3-5 with instructional strategies, sample lessons, and practices to utilize the document based question approach to inspire great teaching and learning while meeting the goals of the new Framework.  ...Read more
DBQ for Secondary Schools!DBQ for Secondary Schools!
May 20-21, 2020 This two-day training will provide teachers, grades 6-12 with instructional strategies, sample lessons, and practices to utilize the document based question approach to inspire great teaching and learning while meeting the goals of the new HSS Framework.  ...Read more
CLIC Specialized Topic TrainingsCLIC Specialized Topic Trainings
Professional Development and Resources You Can Use to Meet NEW Legislative Mandates at NO COST for Regions 8 - 11. Learn more in the attached flyer. ...Read more
Colonial Williamsburg 2020 Teacher Institute!Colonial Williamsburg 2020 Teacher Institute!
The Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute for Los Angeles County 5th Grade Public School Teachers is scheduled for July 18-24, 2020. More information can be found in the application packet now available....Read more
Online Professional Development Webinars
Support for English Learners in the HSS ClassroomSupport for English Learners in the HSS Classroom
Explore how to use the key elements of the ELA/ELD Circles of Implementation to select content that increases discipline specific knowledge and literacy skills, help students develop language and effectively express their ideas, and help students put into practice critical civil and civic action. ...Read more
The FAIR ActThe FAIR Act
The FAIR Act requires California schools to include the contributions of persons with disabilities and members of the LGBT community in history instruction. Learn more in these webinars for teachers and administrators....Read more
Universal Design for Learning in the HSS ClassroomUniversal Design for Learning in the HSS Classroom
This webinar will outline the need for flexible, proactive learning design and guide participants through the UDL backwards planning process. Finally, we will examine a sample lesson for opportunities to begin implementing Universal Design for Learning....Read more
Preparing a Source for Student InquiryPreparing a Source for Student Inquiry
This webinar, led by Michael Sabin, Los Angeles County CLIC Team Member, will help teachers implement the steps for historical inquiry as they prepare students for deep analysis and understanding of complex primary and secondary sources...Read more
History-Social Science Framework Overview for AdministratorsHistory-Social Science Framework Overview for Administrators
This brief archived webinar will acquaint you with the four themes of the California History-Social Science Framework and provide tips on what to look for when you visit classrooms and how to support implementation...Read more