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.
2012 Constitution Day and the Jewish High Holy Days
This CA3Rs Project article describes the 2005 law that initiates the mandatory observanceConstitution Day on September 17inpublic schools that receive federal money. This year, September 17 is also that first day ofRosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Since the law allows for moving the celebration date in case of weekends or holidays, the CA3Rs Project recommends holding the school observance of Constitution Day either the Friday before or in the latter part of the week following September 17. Resources and suggestions for implementing Constitution Day and teaching about the Jewish High Holy Days are provided.
Constitution Day _ Jewish High Holy Days.pdf
California Adopts New Common Core Sate 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 chssp.ucdavis.edu/pics-pdfs/spring-2012-source