Past Events

Teaching the Free Speech Movement

Some of the most prominent student activists from the 1960s will share their experiences with educators, discuss what they feel is most important to share as the history of student activism, and how to inspire student activism today.

Meet the Authors: Inside the Making of a Textbook

UC Berkeley history professors David Henkin and Rebecca McClennan have just authored a textbook, Becoming America. Join them and members of the UCBHSSP community to discuss how they envision teachers using their textbook and what went in to its creation.

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Historical Thinking - Data Analysis and Visualization

Much of our understanding of history come through an analysis of primary source data: population growth and migrations, economic records, military statistics, prison demographics. Historical thinking requires being able to interpret this information. Learn to utilize some simple technology tools to find and make this data come alive. Help your students understand trends and learn to present their own data-augmented research in visually meaningful ways.

Required: laptop computer. Cost: $50/person.

Exploring Ancient Civilizations

This institute is aligned to the 6th grade history-social science curriculum. We will explore the theme of authority and individual through the lens of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Rome, Greece, and the Legion of Honor's associated collections. Participants will create a curricular tool by working with the museum's artifacts and analysis tools.

Registration closed.

Dynamic Technology: Tools for History Research Projects

Research papers & projects are a staple in many history classrooms - and now specifically required by the Common Core Standards. Join us to learn how to use collaborative online technologies that drive student success with reading and analysis skills as well as the research and writing process.

Learn more about our collaboration with tech specialist Devin Hess.

Implementing the Common Core (Advanced)

Take your knowledge of literacy strategies to the next level and develop your skills as a teacher leader! This will be a collaborative institute led by Director of Teacher Development Phyllis Goldsmith. Participants will refine an existing lesson and lead a workshop among institute participants. Previous attendance at our programming and familiarity with our strategies is required. Free for accepted applicants.

Institute focus:

Structured Academic Discussions: Developing Arguments in the American Government Class.

Abstract: Participate in a simulation of a classroom discussion which uses language frames to support all students in developing and presenting arguments concerning students' legal rights in an American Government course.

Objectives: This workshop will present instructional strategies and a model of how teachers can provide opportunities for students to deepen their understanding of civics while sharpening their critical thinking and analysis skills through presentation of claims from evidence, and provide feedback to their peers.


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