Past Events

Using Children's Books to Teach History

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.

Implementing the CA History-Social Science Framework

In partnership with the Contra Costa County Office of Education, UCBHSSP staff will provide a one-day orientation to the History-Social Science Framework, based on their vast experience working with teachers on integrating new approaches to learning.

Implementing the CA History-Social Science Framework

The UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project (UCBHSSP) will introduce participants to the new History-Social Science framework, which was adopted in July 2016. A central aspect of both efforts is to support teachers in developing inquiry-driven courses that integrate the H-SS Standards (content and historical analysis) and Common Core Standards for Literacy in History while integrating ELD instructional models.

Remembering WWI: Exploring NARA's Digital Archive with Historypin

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.

UCBHSSP at the National Council for the Social Studies Conference

UCBHSSP led a pre-conference workshop and a number of sessions at NCSS 2017, which was held in San Francisco, CA.

Developing Academic Language through Oral Discourse: A Four-Part Series

This 4 part professional learning series will use history and science content to provide district teams tools and strategies to plan instruction for English Learners (EL). 

Santa Clara County: H-SS Framework Workshops

Join teachers at the Santa Clara County Office of Education to develop H-SS Framework-aligned materials. Sign up for one or all three.

FAIR Act: Charley Parkhurst

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This lesson was created for the 2016 UC Berkeley Library of Congress: Teaching with Primary Sources Level II Institute and presented at the 2017 CCSS Conference. 


Why Study History?

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Historical Thinking: Historical Significance

·         Narratives are constructed

·         Interpretations vary, according to time and place

Lesson Focus Question: Why should we study history?


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