How can we use history classrooms to arm students with the skills and knowledge to make sense of their world in light of the current protests across the nation and #blacklivesmatter movement?

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Colorado Springs District 11 puts students at the center of the instructional circle, in a long-term professional development program with UCBHSSP. Read more about the project and the great work teachers are doing!

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Local teacher Bryan Shaw helps students connect to Bay Area history.

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Upcoming Events

May 1-2, 2015

Join us at this conference as we explore how to teach historical thinking across the K-16 continuum.

June 22-26, 2015

Participants will gain a toolbox of literacy strategies to help students meet the demands of the Common Core and sharpen disciplinary thinking. This institute is designed for educators looking to revise lessons for a stronger focus on reading and writing in in the content areas.

June 30, 2015

In ​this ​one-day ​workshop, ​we ​will ​utilize ​the ​archival ​resources ​found ​on ​Calisphere ​to ​explore ​how ​California's ​history ​can ​help ​students ​better ​understand ​the ​nation's ​history.

July 7-10, 2015

Take your knowledge of historical thinking and literacy strategies to the next level! Teachers who have participated in previous UCBHSSP programming are invited to apply.

July 13-17, 2015

This institute offers the opportunity for teachers to develop lessons that provide an historical lens to contemporary issues, with an eye towards engaging students whose histories are often absent from grand narratives.