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 was also in kindergarten at... 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 first through paper-based and... 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

Friday, October 20, 2017

In this centennial year of remembering WWI, join UCBHSSP and Historypin to explore digitized resources available through the National Archives, assemble source sets using the Historypin-designed app, and draft instructional supports based on UCBHSSP's H-SS Framework-aligned learning strategies.

Thursday, November 2

Join children's book author Laura Atkins, co-author of Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, to learn more about the children's book industry and how to access diverse, justice-oriented texts for your classrooms. UCBHSSP teacher leader Jennifer Brouhard will share lessons she developed to support use of Fred Korematsu Speaks Up.

November 3, 2017 - April 14, 2018

Are you intrigued by the new H-SS Framework and interested in exploring how it encourages a shift in your instructional planning and teaching? The UCB History-Social Science Project in partnership with the SCCOE is offering professional development to support teachers in the implementation of the new California History-Social Science Frameworks.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Join UCBHSSP for its annual fall follow up! This follow up session to our 2017 summer institutes is open to all Bay Area teachers. Seventh grade teachers, in particular, are encouraged to attend.

The day will begin with a talk from young adult author Pamela Turner, who will discuss Samurai Rising:The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune. Teachers who attended our summer institutes will bring student work to share. 

November 9, 2017 - March 15, 2017

The UCB History-Social Science Project is partnering with the Santa Clara County Office of Education to provide an ongoing and collaborative space for Administrators and TOSAs to learn and share strategies for implementing the new CA H-SS Framework.