I moved to the Bay Area twenty years ago this summer to teach kindergarten at an elementary school in West Oakland. That decision was the beginning of my making the Bay Area my home. I’m not in touch with students from that class, who are now twenty five, but I do maintain a relationship with a student who... Read More

For the last two years, UCBHSSP academic coordinator Devin Hess and UCBHSSP Co-Director Phyllis Goldsmith have been leading a cross-district collaboration among the secondary social studies teachers in the San Jose Unified School District. During the initial phase, teachers were introduced to literacy strategies... Read More

How do we know about the past? How do we remember our past? How does the past affect our present?... Read More


Upcoming Events

Monday, February 26, 2018

In partnership with the Contra Costa County Office of Education, UCBHSSP staff will provide a one-day orientation to the History-Social Science Framework, based on their vast experience working with teachers on integrating new approaches to learning.

March 3, April 3, and April 25

Join teachers at the Santa Clara County Office of Education to develop H-SS Framework-aligned materials. Sign up for one or all three.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Join UCBHSSP for a day of content learning and planning about the Black Panther Party for Self Defense! 

April 17, 2018

Participate in a learning session about what to consider when adopting H-SS textbooks.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

This follow up session to our 2017 summer instittues is open to all Bay Area teachers.