The UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project (UCBHSSP) is committed to increasing academic achievement by strengthening history content knowledge, academic literacy, and critical thinking skills of all students. UCBHSSP's work with teachers is informed by current scholarship, engages communities of teachers, and fosters collaboration between K-12 teachers and the university.
Congratulations to Jennifer Brouhard, Oakland Unified School District teacher and 2009 Gilder Lehrman Preserve America California Teacher of the Year, for her feature on the Teaching Channel as she demonstrates the "Keep It or Junk It" reading strategy with her 5th grade students. Click here to watch the video.
Congratulations to Mona Lisa Ricard, Mt. Diablo Unified School District Teacher of the Year!
Congratulations to Phyllis Goldsmith for receiving the San Mateo County Reading Association's Celebrate Literacy Award for 2010, for her exemplary efforts to further the cause of literacy, as a result of her professional development work with Capuchino High School teachers.
Develop strategies that teachers can use to help students "act as historians";
Provide content lectures by university professors to enhance teacher content knowledge;
Promote academic literacy, particularly among English Learners and low level literacy students, through reading and writing strategies for history-social science;
Incorporate the History-Social Science Content Standards and California Common Core State Standards into classroom practice;
Establish a network of teacher leaders by providing support and space for ongoing professional discourse among educators.