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Greater Sacramento Region

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Greater Fresno Region

Orange County Region

Northwest Los Angeles Region

South Los Angeles Region


Greater Sacramento Region

The History Project at UC Davis

January 29 - Level 1 Follow Up (Calaveras County Office of Education)

February 7 - Level 1 (Butte COE)

April 6 - Level 1 (Sacramento COE)

Register by contacting Letty Kraus, Academic Coordinator of the History Project at UC Davis, lkraus@ucdavis.edu

San Francisco Bay Area Region

UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

February 23 - Level 1 (Santa Clara COE)

July 15-19 - Level 2 (UC Berkeley)

Register by contacting the UCBH-SSP at (510) 643-0897 or ucbhssp@berkeley.edu

Greater Fresno Region

The History Project at Fresno State

For future offerings, contact Melissa Jordine, Site Director of the History Project at Fresno State, mjordine@csufresno.edu

Orange County Region

The UCI History Project

May 7 and 14 - Level 1 (UC Irvine)

Register by contacting Nicole Gilbertson, Site Director of the UCI History Project, gilbertn@uci.edu

Northwest Los Angeles Region

The UCLA History-Geography Project

July 10 - Level 1 (UCLA)

Register by contacting Mary Miller, Co-Director of the UCLA History-Geography Project, mmiller@gseis.ucla.edu

South Los Angeles Region

The History Project at CSU Long Beach

April 20 - Level 1 (Reagan Library, Simi Valley)

Jully 22 - 25 - Level 2 (CSU Long Beach)

Register by contacting Dave Neumann, Site Director of the History Project at CSU Long Beach, Dave.Neumann@csulb.edu

The Dominguez Hills History Project

June 17 - Level 1 (Dominguez Hills)

Register by contacting Lisa Hutton, Site Director of the Dominguez Hills History Project, lhutton@csudh.edu

TEACHING WITH PRIMARY SOURCES


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Professional development activities under Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) progress along three program levels. K-12 educators have the option of taking workshops and courses, offered by TPS Consortium members, under all or some of these levels, depending on their interests.

Level I - Participants gain strategies for using primary sources to help students engage in learning, develop critical thinking skills and build content knowledge.

Participants learn:

  • What are primary sources;
  • Why teach with primary sources; and
  • How to teach with primary sources.

Level II - Participants evaluate, create and teach topic-specific, content-informed lessons that integrate primary sources from the Library of Congress and exemplify effective instructional practices.

Participants:

  • Gain a thorough understanding of effective instructional practices with emphases on inquiry-based and student-centered learning using primary sources
  • Learn to identify exemplary learning experiences
  • Create standards-based, content-informed learning experiences integrating primary sources from the Library of Congress that exemplify effective instructional practice
  • Teach, assess and reflect on their experiences using primary sources in instruction
  • Evaluate primary source-based learning experiences
  • Investigate the effects of primary source-based instruction on student learning

Level III - Experienced educators advocate the use of primary sources and help disseminate the ideas, methods and products of the TPS program.

    Participants:

  • Mentor colleagues on the effective instructional uses of primary sources
  • Evaluate learning experiences for widespread dissemination and use
  • Interact and collaborate with other teachers who are using Library of Congress primary sources
  • Conduct research into the effective use of primary sources in education
  • Contribute to the use of effective practices for using primary sources in instruction by leading professional development activities

*Content created and featured in partnership with the TPS Program does not indicate an endorsement by the Library of Congress.

CHSSP REGIONAL SITES

Part of the nine disciplinary networks known collectively as the California Subject Matter Projects (CSMP) administered by the University of California, Office of the President, the CHSSP has seven sites on both University of California (UC) and California State Universities (CSU) across California.

Greater Sacramento Region
The History Project at UC Davis

Greater Sacramento Region
California History-Social Science Project: Statewide Office

San Francisco Bay Area Region
UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project
Greater Fresno Region
The History Project at Fresno State
Orange County Region
The UCI History Project
Northwest Los Angeles Region
The UCLA History-Geography Project
South Los Angeles Region
The History Project at CSU Long Beach
South Los Angeles Region
The History Project at Dominguez Hills