Making History: the UCBHSSP Summer Program

Making History: A UCBHSSP Summer Program for High School Students, July 5-28, 2017

During the winter of 2018, we will begin posting instructional materials that were developed for Making History. We hope that they will be used broadly in history classrooms.

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"Beyond Truths that Are Self-Evident," a blog post about Making History, July 2017.
Making History was a summer program for rising juniors and seniors held at UC Berkeley. It aimed to increase student connection to the historical narrative, the history of their communities, and themselves.
Topics Covered:
  • Im/migration Stories in the Bay Area
  • The New Deal
  • Women in World War II
  • Japanese Internment
  • Student Activism in the Bay Area
Hands-On Experiences:
  • Participate in field studies to the Oakland Museum of California, San Francisco New Deal sites, Rosie the Riveter Memorial and Visitors Center, and San Francisco Japantown
  • Research issues that have historically affected your community
  • Hear lectures and have lunch with UC Berkeley history professors
  • Interview members of the community who experienced the Bay Area in the 1960s
  • Work with UC Berkeley graduate students on projects
  • Collaborate with students from around the Bay Area as you learn about historical issues and current events
  • Improve reading, writing, presentation, and communication skills
  • Learn more about UC Berkeley campus life, financial aid, and admissions
Sample Daily Schedule:
9:00-10:00 Breakfast and work with graduate students on researching immigration demographics
10:00-11:30 Lesson and discussion of Mexican immigration
11:30-12:30 Lunch and games on the Quad
12:30-2:00 Scavenger Hunt around UC Berkeley
2:00-3:00 Collaborative work time to develop a community migration mapping project
Program Dates: July 5-28, 2017
Time: 9 am-3 pm, Monday-Friday
Where: UC Berkeley, Dwinelle Hall
Cost: Free!  Breakfast, lunch, and BART tickets are provided.
Requirements for Applying:
  • Students must be entering 11th or 12th grade in the fall of 2017
  • Students must have a google account to fill out the application. (The application includes 1-2 paragraphs on why students wish to attend this program.)
  • Students will be notified by May 15, 2017 if they are accepted into the program.
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