Past Events

Power and Authority - Challenges to Colonialism in Africa

Join us for the final of three sessions exploring the theme of Power and Authority. This program will include a scholar lecture, model lesson, and collaborative planning time. Lunch will be provided.

Theme: Power and Authority -- Challenges to Colonialism in Africa

Institute Follow Up/Fall Teacher Open House

This program will  include a scholar lecture on the Black Panther Party and the opportunity to explore the Oakland Museum of California's exhibit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party. Teachers are invited to bring student work from lessons they developed during summer programming. Teachers who signed up for credit at 2016 summer institutes are required to bring student work to meet the requirements of course credit.

Introduction to the H-SS Framework (Teachers)

UCBHSSP staff will provide an orientation to the newly adopted History-Social Science Framework, based on their collective experience working with teachers on integrating new approaches to learning.

Participating teachers will be introduced to:

Election 2016: Where do we start?

This evening session will include a scholar lecture by Professor Robin Einhorn placing the 2016 presidential election in historic context and discussion about how to engage students in academic conversations during this contentious election cycle. A reading from the Trump 2.0  syllabus will be shared with participants prior to the event.  Refreshments will be provided.

Introduction to the H-SS Framework (Admin)

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UCBHSSP staff will provide an orientation to the newly adopted History-Social Science Framework, based on their collective experience working with teachers on integrating new approaches to learning.

Participants will be introduced to:

LGBTQ Histories: What You Didn’t Learn in Your K-12 Social Studies Classes!

Learn about the FAIR (Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful) Act, the opportunities it has presented, how the way gender and sexuality is being taught is becoming richer and go through a curriculum module ourselves! Everyone welcome!

Scholar Talk and Lesson Share (Institute Follow Up)

Professor Stephanie Jones-Rogers, a scholar on American slavery, will present a talk on how we can use history to make sense of contemporary events. Following the lecture, teachers who participated in the 2015 summer institutes will share student work that emerged from the lessons they created. All are welcome to stay and participate in these structured lesson shares.

Teacher Presenter Academy (Advanced Common Core)

The Teacher Presenter Academy (previously Advanced Common Core) is an invitation-only program for teachers and instructional leaders who work closely with UCBHSSP. Participating teachers will workshop ideas that can be developed into presentations for colleagues at school sites, UCBHSSP programming, and conferences.
If you would like to participate in this institute but have note received an invitation to apply, please email us at

California and the Nation - Summer 2016

California and the Nation: Exploring the Broader Significance of Local History is funded through the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program. The 5-day institute will offer teachers the opportunity to create lessons that explore how studying events in California can amplify and augment the study of United States History. You can read more about our approach here.

Historical Perspectives

This session will focus on how to build  context and schema so that students can better understand the people of the past.

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