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
Constitution Day Virtual Conference for K-12 EducatorsConstitution Day Virtual Conference for K-12 Educators
Saturday, September 12, 2020 This year's Conference will focus on the importance of the U.S. Constitution during critical times and the need for informed, voter education. Resources and keynote panel discussion will prepare you for this important election season....Read more
Beyond the Project: How National History Day Transforms Your Curriculum and Student EngagementBeyond the Project: How National History Day Transforms Your Curriculum and Student Engagement
Sept. 23-24, 2020 This two-part webinar series with Whitney Olson, National History Day California Co-Coordinator provides new and experienced teachers the opportunity to learn more about how NHD supports literacy, inquiry, and civic engagement expectations of the CA HSS Framework. ...Read more
Navigating Social Media in an Election Year: A Book Talk with Sam WineburgNavigating Social Media in an Election Year: A Book Talk with Sam Wineburg
Oct. 1, 2020 As the Presidential Election nears, information abounds! This webinar with Sam Wineburg, Founding Director of the Stanford History Education Group will equip us with tools to develop civic online reasoning through a guided discussion of his book, Why Learn History....Read more
Reflection on Teacher Practice in this Moment of Change: Understanding Implicit Bias, Engaging in CrReflection on Teacher Practice in this Moment of Change: Understanding Implicit Bias, Engaging in Cr
October 8, 15, & 22, 2020 - The goal of this three-part no-cost webinar series is to engage in a conversation about this moment of change and potential implications for our practice. We will focus on understanding implicit bias, how to have difficult conversations, and construct a civil society....Read more
Online Professional Development and Resources for HSS Distance Learning
A number of online lesson plans, teaching guides, videos, and other resources are available for at-home teaching for history-social science....Read more
Virtual Networking Meetings
Supporting History-Social Science Back-to-School Learning
This August 6 meeting featured Chelsea Bonilla from Fresno USD who shared a number of virtual reality resources and ideas. Participants shared their strategies for distance learning....Read more
Supporting History-Social Science At-Home Learning: Summer Activities for Students
This June 11 Zoom meeting featured presentations from iCivics, Constitutional Rights Foundation, and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute with fun and engaging summer activities for students....Read more
Supporting History-Social Science At-Home Learning
This May 14 Zoom meeting features news and updates from LACOE and presentations from Rob Vicario, Coordinator, History-Social Science at Irvine USD; Rebecca Valbuena, TOSA at Glendora USD; and Scott Petri, Teacher at John F. Kennedy Medical Magnet in LAUSD....Read more
Supporting History-Social Science At-Home Learning
This April 23 Zoom meeting featured the NAEP 2018 Scores for Civics, Geography, and U.S. History; presentations from Kieley Jackson of LAUSD and Esmeralda Flores, Census Program Specialist for LACOE; and resources and strategies from the field....Read more
Online Professional Development Webinars
The Learning Continues: Elementary Social Studies in the Distance Learning ClassroomThe Learning Continues: Elementary Social Studies in the Distance Learning Classroom
WEBINAR: Rebecca Valbuena, TOSA/Academic Coach at Glendora USD and LACOE CLIC Team Lead guides elementary teachers through simple, do-able tips and tools to support distance learning social studies instruction for young learners....Read more
History-Social Science Distance Learning Tips for Secondary ClassroomsHistory-Social Science Distance Learning Tips for Secondary Classrooms
WEBINAR: Dr. Scott Petri, History Teacher at John F. Kennedy Medical Magnet in LAUSD guides viewers through a number of tips and tools to actively engage learners in social studies content through student choice, voice, rigor, and multiple options to demonstrate learning....Read more
Overview of the California History-Social Science Framework and Inquiry-Driven InstructionOverview of the California History-Social Science Framework and Inquiry-Driven Instruction
This webinar provides a brief overview of the California History-Social Science Framework and guides participants through an inquiry-driven approach to enliven social studies instruction in classrooms....Read more
Breaking Down the Silos in History-Social Science: Civics - Economics - Geography - HistoryBreaking Down the Silos in History-Social Science: Civics - Economics - Geography - History
If History is to be a “story well told,” it must draw on the breadth of social studies disciplines. This four-part webinar series delves into the disciplinary principles of civics, economics, geography, and history as lenses for understanding the American Revolution and any lesson of the past....Read more
The FAIR Act in Practice: Disability HistoryThe FAIR Act in Practice: Disability History
WEBINAR: This interactive webinar led by Facing History and Ourselves provides instructional strategies and resources to effectively implement the FAIR Act, with a focus on disability....Read more
The FAIR Act in Practice: LGBTQ+The FAIR Act in Practice: LGBTQ+
WEBINAR: This webinar led by Facing History and Ourselves provides instructional strategies and resources to effectively implement the FAIR Act, with a focus on LGBTQ+. ...Read more
Difficult Decisions in Dangerous Times: Hope and Agency during the Armenian GenocideDifficult Decisions in Dangerous Times: Hope and Agency during the Armenian Genocide
This webinar led by Sara Cohan, Education Director of The Genocide Education Project and Dr. Dikran Kaligian at Worcester State University will help you teach about the Armenian Genocide while providing students examples of personal choices of common citizens they can relate to in their own lives....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
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
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
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
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