Curriculum/Instruction and Research
Frank Pisi, Director
The K-12 History/Social Studies Department provides resources to schools, districts, students and parents with respect to history/Social Studies instruction for all grades. The department disseminates information related to the Common Core Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies and California Content Standards for History/Social Studies. The department will provide resources and information related to next-generation standards for History/Social Studies. The department highlights various resources available to teachers and schools in order to promote deeper understanding of the concepts related to History/Social Studies relevant to today's current events and trends. The department will develop partnerships with local school districts and higher education institutions to create resources, professional development, and networking opportunities for schools and districts.
California Common Core Standards
California's Common Core for Literacy in History and Social Studies: For grades K-5, these standards are embedded in the standards for reading informational text, literature and writing. In grades 6–12, there are separate standards that help teachers see the cross-curricular applications to History and Social Studies.
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