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History-Social Science

History-Social Science resources for administrators, educators, parents, and students.


  • History-Social Science Instruction
    Content standards and framework guidance to assist students in mastering historical facts, historical themes, and the connections between the past and present.


  • Professional Learning and Curriculum Resources
    Professional learning opportunities and curriculum resources that focus on effective implementation of the state content standards and creating engaging and dynamic curriculum in all areas of History-Social Science.

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

  • Background
    Includes recommendations for observing Constitution Day on September 17th each year.
  • Standards
    Includes excerpts from the History-Social Science content standards.
  • Resources
    Aids educators in implementing Constitution Day activities.

Programs for Students

  • National History Day – California External link opens in new window or tab.
    National History Day, is a year-long educational program that encourages students to explore local, state, national, and world history. Student projects can be entered into a series of competitions, from the local to the national level, where they are evaluated by professional historians and educators. National History Day – California, takes place in 34 counties and reaches some 44,000 students each year, culminating in an annual state wide contest with nearly 1,000 participants.
  • Student Voter Engagement
    Information about MyVote California Student Mock Election and High School Voter Education Weeks.
  • United States Senate Youth Program
    Annual scholarship competition administered by the California Department of Education.

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Additional Information

Questions:   Professional Learning Innovations Office | 916-323-6269
Last Reviewed: Friday, April 9, 2021
Related Content
  • History-Social Science Framework
    Guidelines for implementing the content standards adopted by the California State Board of Education that are developed by the Instructional Quality Commission.
  • Instructional Materials for History-Social Science
    Information and resources for instructional materials.
  • Quality Schooling Framework
    The Quality Schooling Framework (QSF) is the California educator’s destination for timely tools and practices to guide effective planning, policy, expenditure, and instructional decisions at all schools and districts.
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