H-SS Framework Resources

The History-Social Science Framework, which was adopted in July 2016, parallels the UCBHSSP approach, asking teachers to develop inquiry-driven courses of instruction that integrate the H-SS Standards and Common Core Standards for Literacy in History while integrating ELD instructional models.

UCBHSSP facilitators work alongside teachers in devising inquiry questions, identifying important course themes, determining where to emphasize content, selecting supplemental materials, and designing learning strategies. Our team can also support district and site leadership as they plan for implementation in their specific context.

Read about our work here. Listen to Academic Coordinator Devin Hess discuss the Framework here. Register for one of our upcoming programs or contact us to customize a program for your site or district. Order a copy of our instructional handbook Access for all Learners: The History-specific Academic Literacy Model.


H-SS Framework References


Curriculum Resources

Historical Thinking References


Grade-specific Chapter (Google Doc Format)

H-SS Framework Questions (By Grade Level)

GRADE

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GRADE

EXCERPT

FULL DOCUMENT

Kindergarten             
 
Full Document
Grade 8
Excerpt
Full Document
Grade 1
Excerpt
Full Document
Grade 9
(Geo)
Excerpt
Full Document
Grade 2
Excerpt
Full Document
Grade 9
(Ethnic Studies)
Excerpt
 
Grade 3
Excerpt
Full Document
Grade 10
Excerpt
Full Document
Appx C-Teaching the Contemporary World
Grade 4
Excerpt
Full Document
Grade 11
Excerpt
Full Document
Grade 5
Excerpt
Full Document
Gov
Excerpt
Full Document
Grade 6
Excerpt
Full Document
Econ
Excerpt
Full Document
Grade 7
Excerpt
Full Document
 
 
 

CHAPTER

TITLE

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1
Introduction to the Framework
Excerpt
Full Document
2
Instructional Practices K-5
 
Full Document
9
Instructional Practices 6-8
 
Full Document
13
Instructional Practices 9-12
 
Full Document
19
Assessment of Proficiency in H-SS
Excerpt:  Short/Long
Full Document
20
Access and Equity
Excerpt
Full Document
21
Instructional Strategies
Excerpt
Full Document
Appendix B
Problems, Questions & Themes
Excerpts: Short/Long
Full Document
Appendix D
Teaching the Contemporary World
 
Full Document
Appendix E
Educating for Democracy: Civic Education
 
Full Document
Appendix F
Religion and History
 
Full Document
Appendix G
Environment Initiative
 
Full Document
Appendix H
Practicing Civic Engagement - Service Learning
 
Full Document
Appendices
Full Appendix (A - H)
 
Full Document

*The H-SS Framework readings were excerpted and/or reformatted as Google Docs by the UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project to aid educators in exploring the shifts encouraged by the Framework. These are not the official documents or excerpts of the California Department of Education. To access the Framework as presented by the CDE, please visit the CDE Framework website.