California's History-Social Science Project
California’s History-Social Science Project (CHSSP)
CHSSP is one of California's Subject Matter Projects. They provide high quality professional development for educators at the pre-kindergarten through post-secondary levels. Participation in CHSSP fosters the development of knowledgeable history-social science educators who take responsibility for the development and implementation of standards-based comprehensive and sequential programs in history-social science and at every educational level. Their programs and activities are designed to deepen teachers' knowledge of history, geography, civics and economics, and enhance teachers' instructional strategies in the teaching of those disciplines.
Local Subject Matter Projects
History Project at UC Davis
The project serves more than 450 teachers in more than 100 separate events each year in the greater Sacramento Valley. As teachers of history and of lively and challenging students in a state with rigorous content standards, we give ourselves permission to continue to learn, to ask questions, and to experiment with curriculum and teaching approaches. We aim to increase student achievement by teaching history in challenging and exciting ways, which expand content knowledge and develop a literate citizenry.
University of California (UC) at Berkeley History-Social Science Project
The project is dedicated to providing professional development opportunities for history-social science educators in California. We provide intensive, discipline-specific professional development programs designed to enhance teacher content knowledge and to expand classroom teaching techniques, thereby improving student learning.
History Project @ Fresno State
Based in the History Department at California State University, Fresno, the serves Central Valley kindergarten through grade twelve teachers, students, schools, and school districts by supporting the development of curriculum based on the California History-Social Science Standards. Our objective is to foster student achievement by equipping teachers with the content knowledge and teaching models necessary to promote academic literacy and renewed interest in history and the social sciences.
UCLA’s History-Geography Project
The UCLA History-Geography Project is committed to building a network of teacher-scholars devoted to enhancing history-social science education in the Los Angeles region. As one of the sites of the California History Social Science Project (CHSSP), our community includes individuals from different school districts, institutional settings, disciplines, and grade levels. By using the complimentary fields of history and geography, we bring together educators, who often work in separate worlds and professional cultures, to build bridges between groups. This is particularly important in a city as diverse as Los Angeles.
CHSSP Long Beach and Dominguez Hills
This is a part of the CHSSP is a kindergarten through post-secondary collaborative dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in history and social science education. Part of the larger network of discipline-specific sites known as the California Subject Matter Projects, CHSSP Long Beach and Dominguez Hills is housed in the Department of History at CSU Long Beach and in the College of Education at CSU Dominguez Hills.
California History Social Science Project at UC Irvine
This is an educational partnership between Orange County school teachers and the UC Irvine. The primary focus of the CHSSP is to provide an institutional framework for collaboration between History Department Faculty at UC Irvine and kindergarten through grade twelve history social science teachers in Orange County. The core of our project is the series of teacher-training institutes we offer in the subjects of literacy, world history, and American history. These institutes provide the basis for our ongoing development of grade-appropriate curriculum that responds, among other things, to the challenges that teachers face in answering to district and state standards.