History-Social ScienceHistory-Social Science resources for administrators, educators, parents, and students.
- History–Social Science (HSS) Instruction
Content standards and framework guidance to assist students in mastering historical facts, historical themes, and the connections between the past and present.
See the Quality Professional Learning Standards in action! Professional Learning Stories is a collection of videos and resources showcasing high quality professional learning systems in California schools and districts.
Learn how Kern High School District partnered with the California HSS Project to create a strong professional learning system to implement collaboration and shared accountability.
- 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 HSS.
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
- Constitution Day and Citizenship Day Background
Includes recommendations for observing Constitution Day annually on September 17th.
- Constitution Day and Citizenship Day Standards
Includes excerpts from the HSS content standards.
- Constitution Day and Citizenship Day Resources
Aids educators in implementing Constitution Day activities.
Programs for Students
- California Serves
California Serves will promote access to effective service learning for students in grade twelve, with the goal of expanding access for high school graduates in obtaining a State Seal of Civic Engagement (SSCE) through service learning.
- National History Day—California
This year-long educational program 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.
- State Seal of Civic Engagement (SSCE)
General information about the SSCE, and links to additional resources to support local implementation.
- 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 (CDE).
Electronic Mailing List
Join the HSS Professional Learning electronic mailing list by sending a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe, send a blank email to email@example.com
California Educators Together Platforms
The CDE is curating resources to support HSS educators through a variety of collections and groups on the California Educators Together (Login Required) platform. Create a free account to join and gain access to these expanding collections of resources in a highly supportive and collaborative atmosphere.
- Archived CDE HSS Newsletters
- Kindergarten through Grade Twelve (K–12) Financial Literacy Resources (Login Required)
- SSCE (Login Required)
- High School Graduation Requirements
Outlines the minimum state requirements to graduate from high school in California and receive a diploma.
- Recommended Pre-K–12 Literature List
This searchable list of books supports, students, teachers, and parents in finding books that will engage readers of varying skill levels in HSS, mathematics, science, arts, and general literature.