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Instructional Materials

Information and resources for instructional materials.

General Information

Selected History-Social Science Topics

Black History
Did You Know About...?
Brown vs. Board of Education
American Bar Association Division for Public Education

Dialogue on Brown vs. Board of Education External link opens in new window or tab.

Lesson Plans
California Legislative Recommendations 2009-10
César E. Chávez
  • César E. Chávez Model Curriculum
    Research Center is now available. Contains several thousand primary source documents and more than 500 pictures from historical archives.
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
  • Background
    Includes recommendations for observing this occasion held on September 17th each year.
  • Resources
    Includes excerpts from the History-Social Science content standards.
Equal Rights 101
  • Equal Rights 101 External link opens in new window or tab.
    The Department of Fair Employment and Housing is making available to California high school students important information about the rights and responsibilities relative to employment discrimination and harassment in the workplace.
Human Rights and Genocide
Presidential Libraries
Ronald Reagan Day
September 11, 2001
Sikhs in California

Additional Resources

  • California: To Statehood and Beyond (PDF; 2MB)
    An annotated bibliography developed by CDE of recommended books, Web sites, materials, and museums. Appropriate for kindergarten through grade twelve, the resources deal with California's history from 1846 to 1850.
  • California Native Americans Supplemental Instructional Materials.
    Authorized by Senate Bill 41, Chapter 870 of the Statutes of 2002.
    (Copy of materials available on request. These materials have not been approved by the State Board of Education).
Questions:   Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division | CFIRD@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0881
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, March 2, 2016

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    Guidelines for implementing the content standards adopted by the California State Board of Education that are developed by the Instructional Quality Commission.
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