Inland Empire Council for the Social Studies
        Bringing Social Studies to Teachers in the Inland Empire

              A California Council for the Social Studies Affiliate


    Bringing Social Studies to


A California Council for the Social Studies Affiliate                          

  • 10 Feb 2017 4:24 PM | Dr. Margaret Hill (Administrator)

    Getting Rid of Them is in the News but What is a Sanctuary City?
    by Naomi Tsu, Deputy Legal Director, Immigrant Justice Project, Southern Poverty Law Center

    February 1, 2017, Teaching Tolerance

    The definition of "sanctuary city" might surprise some people. The format is Q & A and the questions are important to understand.

  • 08 Feb 2017 1:06 PM | Dr. Margaret Hill (Administrator)

    Professional Development Opportunities this Summer

    Here is a list of Summer Programs from California’s History-Social Science Project. These programs are outstanding and will increase your content knowledge, as well as support the instructional shifts in our newly adopted H-SS framework.

      History-Social Science Summer Programs 2017.pdf

    For additional information you can visit the CHSSP website at
  • 03 Feb 2017 7:22 PM | Dr. Margaret Hill (Administrator)

    California Department of Education
    H-SS February News Update

    What is happening in the California H-SS education world? This pdf file from Janet Mann, Literacy, History, & Arts Office of the California Department of Education provides a summary of social studies events across the state.
    Please download and share the newsletter with colleagues.


  • 24 Jan 2017 10:20 AM | Dr. Margaret Hill (Administrator)

    Ford's Theater Summer Teacher Programs in Washington DC

    Applications are due April 3, 2017.

    Apply Now at
    Explore the nation’s capital as President Lincoln would have known it
    during the Civil War.

    Learn about the Lincoln assassination and the roots of Reconstruction
    in the nation’s capital.

    Take your teaching to the next level when you participate in an invigorating, week-long summer institute at Ford’s Theatre. Learn to use place as the basis for studying the Civil War and Reconstruction as you visit historic sites throughout Washington, D.C., network with teachers from around the country and collect an array of engaging primary source materials and teaching strategies to take back to your class. For 3rd through 12th grade teachers.

  • 13 Nov 2016 7:10 PM | Dr. Margaret Hill (Administrator)

    NewseumED offers 14 teacher resources for constructive classroom conversations after the anger, angst and roaring rhetoric of this historic presidential race.

    This set of resources from the Newseum ED provides support for teachers to talk about the recent presidential election in the classroom. The fields include: MEDIA LITERACY RESOURCES, HISTORICAL CONNECTIONS, and CIVICS AND CITIZENSHIP. 

  • 14 Jul 2016 2:47 PM | Dr. Margaret Hill (Administrator)

    Social Studies Teachers in California Now Have a Curriculum Framework

    Hurray!  The California State Board of Education approved the new California H-SS Curriculum Framework unanimously this afternoon.  To the very end, there were a large number of public comments, over 300 today alone. Many history-social science leaders have worked tirelessly and intelligence and dedication. As special THANK YOU to the Instructional Quality Commission and to Dr. Nancy McTygue, Director of the California History-Social Science Project and the incredible team of historians who worked so hard with you to research and verify the thousands of public comments. It simply could not have happened without the thousands of hours you spent. Thank you also to the H-SS Framework Committee of teachers selected from across that worked so hard and then saw your work embargoed to save money during the recession. Hopefully you are a joyous as the rest of us that finally your efforts have come to fruition.  

    Keep the tape on your textbooks a while longer. Very soon the materials development phase will start.

  • 27 Jun 2016 4:16 PM | Dr. Margaret Hill (Administrator)

    Kids Discover Egypt: 2-Day Art Workshop

    Workshop 1: July 25-26, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Workshop 2: July 27-28, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Each Year, the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA) at CSUSB organizes Kids Discover Egypt: 2-Day Art Workshop, for ages 9-12. This popular program brings in 4th-6th grade students from neighboring communities throughout San Bernardino County. The workshop includes many educational and hands-on activities, including a special tour of the museum's extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities.

    $40 General Registration
    $30 Friends of RAFFMA, CSUSB Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumni Association members
    FREE for Friends of RAFFMA with Family Membership (Up to 2 children)
    The registration fee includes lunch and all materials.

    To Download a Registration Brochure Please Visit
    For more information, please contact Ashley Lothyan, Education & Outreach Assistant at<> or (909) 537-7208

  • 12 Jun 2016 8:10 PM | Dr. Margaret Hill (Administrator)

    Better Together - California Teachers Summit 2016
    July 29, 2016
    Location: 36 California universities including CSU San Bernardino (main and desert campuses), and Cal Poly Pomona

    As California embraces new ways of teaching and learning, you deserve more opportunities to connect with and learn from your fellow teachers.

    On Friday, July 29, join thousands of teachers across the state for the second annual Better Together: California Teachers Summit to share ideas, build your networks, and learn concrete strategies to implement the new California Standards in your classroom.

    Building on momentum from last year’s event that attracted 15,000 teachers, the summit will be even bigger and better, featuring keynote addresses by education leaders, TED-style EdTalks presented by local teachers, and Edcamp discussions led by teachers, for teachers.

    You will walk away from the free summit with:

    • Insights from fellow teachers about innovative strategies and the latest, proven best practices to implement the California Standards in English/Language, Arts and Math and the Next Generation Science Standards

    • A powerful and lasting network of colleagues from your home region to support future collaboration

    • Access to the latest resources and concrete tools that are already working in classrooms across the state

    The event is free to all California PreK-12 teachers, teacher candidates, school administrators, and other educators.

    Register online at 
    Download & share the flierTeacherSummit_flier.pdf

  • 10 May 2016 9:27 PM | Dr. Margaret Hill (Administrator)

    Places and Time:  L.A. History and Geography

    July 11 to July 15
    9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    This institute is held in partnership with the Automobile Club of Southern California.  We will spend 5 days using the exceptional maps and photos of Southern California housed in the Auto Club Archives.  In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service the theme of the program will be conservation and environmental justice.  Teachers will receive a $300 stipend upon completion of a lesson.  3.5 UCLA Extension credits are available for a fee. 

    Priority is given to 3rd, 4th, 8th and 11th grade teachers.

    Location:  Auto Club Headquarters (just south of downtown Los Angeles).

    To apply:  Click here to download the application.

    The deadline to apply to Places and Time has been extended to May 13th.  If you have questions, please contact our program coordinator, Estela Diaz.  She can be reached at 310-206-9796.


  • 10 May 2016 8:25 PM | Dr. Margaret Hill (Administrator)

    Teaching Third Grade Local Community History
    June 27-30, 2016

    • Learn about the history of Los Angeles and Southern California, as well as how to teach local community history within the larger historical context of California and U.S. history.
    • Expert teacher leaders from the History Project will demonstrate inquiry-based lessons and activities designed to develop knowledge and skills in history-social science as well as language and literacy aligned to the new CCSS/ELD standards
    • Participants will explore the amazing collection of resources of the Library of Congress and learn how to use primary sources in the classroom to develop knowledge and skills.
    • The workshop is provided at no cost to the participating teachers and two semester units of continuing education units will be available for a $100 fee (register for credit during the institute).

    Location: CSU Dominguez Hills        
    Dates and Times: June 27-30, 2016 from 8:30am - 2:30pm
    Follow-up Day: Saturday, February 4, 2017
    For more information: Contact Lisa Hutton at

    To Register access

    Download flier

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