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History-Social Science

Information that defines the knowledge, concepts, and skills students should acquire at each grade level.
Content Standards
All of the state content standards, including history-social science. Content standards were designed to encourage the highest achievement of every student, by defining the knowledge, concepts, and skills that students should acquire at each grade level.
Curriculum Frameworks
Guidelines for implementing the content standards adopted by the California State Board of Education that are developed by the Instructional Quality Commission.
Education & the Environment Initiative Curriculum
Development and review of an environment-based curriculum for kindergarten through grade 12 in the subject-matter areas of history-social science and science.
External Resources
Outside Web sites providing information regarding History-Social Science.
Instructional Materials
Information and resources for instructional materials.
Professional Learning
Resources and information for enhancing the content knowledge and teaching skills of classroom teachers and links to foundational documents which guide California's History‒Social Science instruction.
Recommended Literature for Pre-K Through Grade 12
Collection of outstanding History-Social Science (HSS) and Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) literature for children and adolescents in grades kindergarten through grade twelve.
Recently Posted in History-Social Science
  • History-Social Science Publisher Briefing Webinar (PDF) (added 01-Aug-2016)
    2017 California History–Social Science Instructional Materials AdoptionPublisher Briefing Webinar July 28, 2016
  • History-Social Science Framework Table of Contents (added 27-Jul-2016)
    2016 History–Social Science Framework Adopted by the State Board of Education on July 14, 2016.
  • Appendices (DOC) (added 26-Jul-2016)
    Appendices of the History-Social Science Framework for California Public School.
  • Grade Seven (DOC) (added 26-Jul-2016)
    Instructional Practice for Grades Six through Eight Chapter of the History-Social Science Framework for California Public School.
  • Grade Eight (DOC) (added 26-Jul-2016)
    Instructional Practice for Grades Six through Eight Chapter of the History-Social Science Framework for California Public School.

  • Instructional Practice Grades 9 through 12 (DOC) (added 26-Jul-2016)
    Instructional Practice for Grades Nine through Twelve Chapter of the History-Social Science Framework for California Public School.
  • Grade 9 Curriculum Frameworks (DOC) (added 26-Jul-2016)
    Instructional Practice for Grades Nine through Twelve Chapter of the History-Social Science Framework for California Public School.
  • Grade Ten (DOC) (added 26-Jul-2016)
    Instructional Practice for Grades Nine through Twelve Chapter of the History-Social Science Framework for California Public School.
  • Grade Eleven (DOC) (added 26-Jul-2016)
    Instructional Practice for Grades Nine through Twelve Chapter of the History-Social Science Framework for California Public School.
  • Grade Twelve Government (DOC) (added 26-Jul-2016)
    Instructional Practice for Grades Nine through Twelve Chapter of the History-Social Science Framework for California Public School.