DOCUMENTS and OTHER ITEMS for PRINTING
To guide California educators in meeting the goal of preparing students for college, career AND citizenship, the Los Angeles County Office of Education has published an innovative resource, Preparing Students for College, Career and CITIZENSHIP: A California Guide to Align Civic Education and the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects.
California Adopts New Common Core State Standards
What Does It Mean for Social Studies Teachers?
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics were designed to provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn. In this CCSS Occasional Paper, Michelle Herczog, LA County Office of Education H-SS Consultant and former CCSS President describes how this will affect social studies teachers.
CCSS OP Volume 1 Number 1 June 2012 final PDF-1.pdf
Civic Education and Common Core Standards
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CHSSP The Source
Long time California History-Social Science Project teachers are probably aware of this great resources for educators that is published quarterly by the CHSSP. The attached copy features articles about civics, history, and geography education by professors and teachers leaders from the various local project sites. There is always something interesting about new trends and hot topics. Added to that are teacher leader instructional ideas and strategies. CCSS thinks all social studies educators will find The Source a highly valuable tool so have provided a link to the Winter 2012 edition below.History and Memory
Common Core and Literacy in History
California Department of Education
California: Statehood and Beyond
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