RCOE is committed to providing resources to help History Social Science teachers follow the recommendations of the California History Social Science Framework. The framework provides guidance for teaching California’s History Social Science standards and the literacy standards in History Social Science. Each resource below provides a brief introduction followed by links to grade-level resources provided by the external site.
Vignettes by Grade Level
These Vignettes are model lessons taken straight out of the CA HSS Framework. Each grade level is hyperlinked to the grade level chapter of the framework to provide context in addition to further reading opportunities. Each vignette has the traditional hSS framework coversheet, followed by the essential questions to be answered via grade level disciplinary ventures into History Social Science. The following pages contain the vignette. You’ll be able to see the title for the vignette in a blue box as well as the rest of the vignette with a blue line surrounding it.
- The Divine Monarch
- Connecting Ancient Philosophies with Revolutionary Political Principles
- World History and World Literature
- The End of the Cold War
- Working Children
- The Harlem Renaissance
- Containing Communism at Home, a Museum Exhibit
- The Vietnam War
The California History-Social Science Project (CHSSP) partnered with the California Historical Society (CHS) to furnish grade level appropriate sources to help students understand the Compelling Questions that are posed in the California’s HIstory-Social Science Framework This site provides “the what” to teachers who are looking to improve student reading, writing and critical thinking while inspiring them to discover the past.
- Teaching California Homepage
- Inquiry Sets: This is a brief explanation to how the site is set up and what resources you can expect to find within each lesson.
Grade 9 (Ethnic Studies)
- What is the story of our community? In what ways have members of my community engaged in political activism?
- In what ways have members of my community engaged in political activism?
Grade 10 (World History)
Grade 11 (US History)
- Why did women want the right to vote, and how did they convince men to grant it to them?
- How did World War II serve to advance movements for equality at home and abroad, and how did the American government change because of World War II?
Grade 12 (Econ)
- How and why do workers organize?
- How does globalization affect international and national economies and individuals?