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History-Social Science

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


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


  • HSS Professional Learning and Curriculum Resources
    History-Social Science 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 this occasion held on September 17th each year.
  • Standards
    Includes excerpts from the History-Social Science content standards.
  • Resources
    Resources to aid 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. These 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
    MyVote California Student Mock Election and High School Voter Education Weeks information.
  • United States Senate Youth Program
    Annual scholarship competition administered by the California Department of Education.

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Additional Information

Questions: Janet Mann | | 916-323-5818 
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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