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2017 History–Social Science Instructional Materials Adoption (K–8)

The 2017 History-Social Science instructional materials adoption was conducted under the authority of Article IX, Section 7.5, of the California Constitution External link opens in new window or tab. and in accordance with the applicable provisions of the California Education Code and the California Code of Regulations, Title 5. State law describes the process for the adoption of K–8 instructional materials and the requirement that submitted materials be evaluated for consistency with the SBE-adopted academic content standards and evaluation criteria External link opens in new window or tab..

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Reviewer Information

  • Application to Serve on the Review Panel was closed on October 31, 2016.

  • List of Appointed IMRs
    State Board of Education appointed Instructional Materials Reviewers (IMRs) on January 11, 2017.


2005 History-Social Science Adoption
Grades 9– 12 Standards Map Template and Instructions
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. (PDF)

Lesson Plans
César E. Chávez
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.
Human Rights and Genocide
Presidential Libraries
September 11, 2001
Sikhs in California
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Last Reviewed: Monday, November 21, 2022
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