FAIR Act Workshop at SCCOE

California FAIR Act

Curriculum Development of History Inclusive of LGBTQ and People with Disabilities

Saturday, May 12, 2018 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

The FAIR Education Act requires that California K-12 schools provide Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful representations of people with disabilities and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender in history and social studies curriculum. Aided by Professor Rouse from the Social-Science Education Program at San Jose State University, this session will explore the FAIR Act and present sample FAIR Act units and lessons. Teachers will be supported during work-time to explore these and other FAIR Act resources and lesson plans that can be easily incorporated into your history curriculum.

Join other Bay Area teachers in this workshop sponsored by the Santa Clara COE in partnership with the UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project. The Saturday session will help teachers explore and start implementing the FAIR Act, with an emphasis on the Framework’s encouragement of inquiry and student engagement. The session will be held at the Santa Clara County Office of Education.

Teaching to the FAIR Act is now mandated by the California History-Social Science Framework. This Framework presents an approach to standards-based instruction that encourages the inclusion of social justice themes and civic engagement in your curriculum. Its inquiry-based orientation invites studen tcentered exploration of important issues and topics, and its emphasis on ‘citizenship’ (broadly defined) helps make the study of history relevant to students’ lives and provides a launching point for meaningful service learning and community engagement.

Register: http://santaclara.k12oms.org/1055-148507



Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 9:00am
Santa Clara County Office of Education

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May 12