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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Learn how a local school district and the UCBHSSP create opportunities for teachers to work together.

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

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Upcoming Events

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.

July 27-31, 2015

Research papers & projects, including National History Day, are a staple in many history classrooms - and now specifically required by the Common Core Standards. Join us to learn how to use collaborative online technologies that drive student success with reading and analysis skills as well as the research and writing process.