The 2016 California History-Social Science Framework emphasizes four shifts in California’s classrooms: content, literacy, inquiry, and citizenship. Download the Framework at this link or individual chapters here. The entire Framework pdf includes the Content Standards for each gradeĀ  and chapters addressing important topics such as civic education, criteria for evaluating K-8 instructional materials and more.

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A short list of other resources to help you navigate these relatively new policy documents includes:


Searchable Bank of Literature to support history instruction

Help with adopting textbooks