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

January 20, 2017

Join UCBHSSP and Bay Area educators for this one day workshop to explore how we can increase student connection to the historical narrative, the history of their communities, and themselves through a focus on project-based learning and historical thinking concepts.

Monday, March 12, 2018

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

Saturday, May 5, 2018

May 5, 2018

9am-12pm

Join UCBHSSP for its annualy spring follow up! This follow up session to our 2017 summer instittues is open to all Bay Area teachers. Teachers who attended our summer institutes will bring student work to share. We have yet to schedule our speaker for this event.