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Current Programs



Summer 2015


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.