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History-Social Science Framework

The State Board of Education adopted the History-Social Science Framework on July 14, 2016. This is the final digital version of the Framework.
History-Social Science Framework – Whole Document

2016 History-Social Science Framework (PDF; 11MB) (Note: this is a large file, allow time to load or save the file to your computer before opening.)

History-Social Science Framework – By Chapter

Table of Contents (PDF)

Chapter 1: Introduction (PDF)

Chapter 2: Instructional Practice for Kindergarten through Grade Five (PDF)

Chapter 3: Kindergarten – Learning and Working Now and Long Ago (PDF)

Chapter 4: Grade One – A Child’s Place in Time and Space (PDF)

Chapter 5: Grade Two – People Who Make a Difference (PDF)

Chapter 6: Grade Three – Continuity and Change (PDF)

Chapter 7: Grade Four–California: A Changing State (PDF)

Chapter 8: Grade Five – United States History and Geography: Making a New Nation (PDF)

Chapter 9: Instructional Practice for Grades Six through Eight (PDF)

Chapter 10: Grade Six – World History and Geography: Ancient Civilizations (PDF)

Chapter 11: Grade Seven – World History and Geography: Medieval and Early Modern Times (PDF)

Chapter 12: Grade Eight – United States History and Geography: Growth and Conflict (PDF)

Chapter 13: Instructional Practice for Grades Nine through Twelve (PDF)

Chapter 14: Grade Nine – Elective Courses in History–Social Science (PDF)

Chapter 15: Grade Ten – World History, Culture, and Geography: The Modern World (PDF)

Chapter 16: Grade Eleven – United States History and Geography: Continuity and Change in Modern United States History (PDF)

Chapter 17: Grade Twelve – Principles of American Democracy (One Semester) (PDF)

Chapter 18: Grade Twelve – Principles of Economics (One Semester) (PDF)

Chapter 19: Assessment of Proficiency in History–Social Science (PDF)

Chapter 20: Access and Equity (PDF)

Chapter 21: Instructional Strategies (PDF)

Chapter 22: Professional Learning (PDF)

Chapter 23: Criteria for Evaluating Instructional Materials: Kindergarten Through Grade Eight (PDF)

Appendix A: Capacities of Literate Individuals (PDF)

Appendix B: Problems, Questions, and Themes in the History and Geography Classroom (PDF)

Appendix C: History–Social Science Content Standards (PDF)

Appendix D: Teaching the Contemporary World (PDF)

Appendix E: Educating for Democracy: Civic Education in the History–Social Science Curriculum (PDF)

Appendix F: Religion and History–Social Science Education (PDF)

Appendix G: California Education and the Environment Initiative (PDF)

Appendix H: Practicing Civic Engagement: Service-Learning in the History–Social Science Framework (PDF)

Works Cited (PDF)

Selected Primary Sources (PDF)
Note: one of the primary sources is the essay, "Why Teach Economics in the Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade?" (PDF) by Jim Charkins.

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