One of the great benefits of CCSS membership is a subscription to our publications, including several online newsletters (Sunburst), an annual professional journal (Social Studies Review), the new CCSS Occasional Papers, and the CCSS Website, all written specifically for California social studies educators. In addition, CCSS offers several valuable Special Publications to support history-social science leaders in planning professional development, designing curriculum, and selecting instructional materials.
California Assembly Concurrent Resolution AR97 Sikh Awareness ACR97 Text.doc designates the month of November 2012 as California Sikh American Awareness and Appreciation month in acknowledgement of the significant contributions made by Californians of Sikh heritage to our state, and by adoption of this resolution, seeks to afford all Californians the opportunity to better understand, recognize, and appreciate the rich history and shared principles of Sikh Americans.
Resources for Teaching About Sikhism.pdf
Sikh Migration to CA _ West Coast.pdf
This annotated list of reviewed websites with lesson plans, primary sources, and children's literature features some of the top history resource providers such as the Library of Congress, the Teaching History Clearinghouse, the National Women's History Project. There is something for every grade level.
Civic Education and Common Core Standards
To guide California educators in meeting the goal of preparing students for college, career AND citizenship, the Los Angeles County Office of Education has published an innovative resource, Preparing Students for College, Career and CITIZENSHIP: A California Guide to Align Civic Education and the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects.
Click here to read the full document
CHSSP The Source
Long time California History-Social Science Project teachers are probably aware of this great resources for educators that is published quarterly by the CHSSP. The attached copies feature articles about civics, history, and geography education by professors and teachers leaders from the various local project sites. There is always something interesting about new trends and hot topics. Added to that are teacher leader instructional ideas and strategies. CCSS thinks all social studies educators will find The Source a highly valuable tool.