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Teachers Delve into Primary Sources and Explore Huntington Library Collections

This past summer was the tenth anniversary of an institute at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens called Nature, California’s Place, and The American Dream. The institute was organized by William Deverell, professor of history at USC and David Igler, professor of history at UC Irvine.  The primary source workshop portion was led by […]

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New Programs & Resources to Support Framework Implementation

As the Primary Writers for California’s new History-Social Science Framework, the CHSSP is uniquely positioned to support implementation of the new guidelines for instruction. Framework Conferences (2019-20) We’re proud to announce a new series of conferences across California, focused on Framework implementation. Sessions.  Conference participants will enjoy extended sessions with ample time for discussion and sharing with your […]

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Teaching with Primary Sources

Registration through December 1, 2019, is open to Cotsen Mentors and Fellows only To register, contact Lyndon Catayong at lcatayong@cotsen.org Why use primary sources in an inquiry-based classroom? Primary sources are the raw materials of history. They are original documents and objects that were created at the time under study. When you teach with primary sources, […]

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Teaching California

Starting on August 1, Teaching California will offer schools and teachers classroom-ready resources designed to engage students in exciting and inspiring investigations of the past. Funded by a grant from the California State Department of Education, the California Historical Society (CHS) worked with the California History-Social Science Project (CHSSP) to create Teaching California, an innovative, free, online […]