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Current Programs

 

2014-15

Sites of Encounter: Empires in World History

October 29, November 12, February 11, April 22

This year-long workshop series at CSULB explores the nature of empires throughout world history in a comparative framework. The workshop is designed for teachers in 6th, 7th, and 10th grade classrooms, as well as US history teachers in 8th and 11th grade.
To register for this program click here. Please specify the workshop date for which you are registering.

California in Context
November 19, January 28, February 25, April 29
This year-long workshop series at CSULB explores the Golden State in its environmental, regional, national, and international contexts. The workshop is designed primarily for teachers in 11th grade and those who teach state or local history.
To register for this program click here. Please specify the workshop date for which you are registering.

 

Summer 2015

The Modern Presidency

June 15-18, 2015

This four-day program is a partnership between The History Project and the Annenberg Presidential Learning Center at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. This workshop explores the changing role of the presidency in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries through dynamic talks by prominent scholars of the presidency. It also provides guidance in developing inquiry-based CCSS lessons and model lessons that use the outstanding resources available at the library.

Location: The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley

Fee: $500

To register for the program, please click here.  You are not registered for the program until we have received your payment. We accept purchase orders.

 

Common Core and World History

June 23-25, 2015

This program is presented by the Southern California sites of the History-Social Science Project.  This institute will provide teachers with content knowledge in world history and allow teachers to plan with grade-level colleagues to implement an inquiry-based approach to their curriculum. The institute will bring world history teachers together to learn about inquiry-based instruction, formative and summative assessment, and how to best support English language learners. Teachers will also participate in grade-level historical content presentations by leading historians. Working in grade-level groups, teachers will receive model lessons, learn strategies, and have time for planning to support instruction in history content and Common Core literacy skills.  Teachers will have an opportunity to follow-up with colleagues and teacher leaders to reflect on implementation and consider next steps in fall 2015.

School teams are encouraged to apply.

Location: CSU Long Beach

Fee: $500

To register for the 10th grade program, please click here.  You are not registered for the program until we have received your payment. We accept purchase orders.

To register for the 6th or 7th grade strand of this program, please contact the individuals below.

6th grade—Emma Hipolito hipolito@gseis.ucla.edu

7th grade—Nicole Gilbertson gilbertn@uci.edu

 

Teach India Summer Workshop

July 6-10, 2015

This week-long workshop examines the history and culture of India. The workshop includes presentations by historians and other scholars on specific themes in South Asia. Readings include novels, primary sources, and secondary texts relevant to teaching about India. Teacher leaders model standards-based lessons focused on historical thinking skills that support CCSS, and participants have time to develop their own lessons.

Location: CSU Long Beach

Fee: There is no fee to participate

To register, please click here.

 

The Eugene & Eva Schlesinger Endowed Teacher Workshop on the Holocaust

July 13-17, 2015

This one-week workshop features talks by noted Holocaust historians, presentations by teacher leaders, talks by Holocaust survivors, and high-quality classroom resources focused on the history of the Holocaust. The institute provides teachers with information about the historical context and major events of the Holocaust, as well as more detailed examination of particular themes that change each year. This summer’s workshop will focus on patterns of genocide in comparative context.

Location: CSU Long Beach

Fee: There is no fee to participate; participants receive a $200 stipend

To register, please click here.

 

The Cold War: Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress

July 20-23, 2015

This program is presented by the Southern California sites of the History-Social Science Project.  Teachers will delve into the many resources of the Library of Congress through hands-on historical investigation activities.   Teachers will also increase their knowledge of the Common Core and the Cold War’s global and domestic impact through readings, presentations by historians, and an exploration of the History Cold War Blueprint. The program kicks-off on May 9th with an overview of the History Blueprint: Cold War curriculum and a content presentation by a leading historian. In July, pedagogy sessions will focus on learning history content and academic literacy skills. The program will also include an academic year follow-up meeting in the fall of 2015 and spring of 2016.

Participants will receive primary sources and lessons for use in their classroom as well as an enhanced understanding of a critical period in world and U.S. history.

Please complete our application by clicking on the link below.  You will be notified by April 1 if you are accepted.

Location: CSU Long Beach

Fee:  There is no fee to participate

To apply, fill out the form here.