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


General Resources

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

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 External link opens in new window or tab.
    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).

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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 External link opens in new window or tab. (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.

Additional Information

  • 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.

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Questions:   Professional Learning Innovations Office | | 916-323-6269
Last Reviewed: Monday, September 11, 2023