History-Social Science Learning Links - Secondary
The Online Learning Links are designed to be successfully completed with little advance preparation. The Learning Links can be completed individually or as a group. We recommend that if you plan to work through the Learning Link as a group, that someone from your site prepare ahead of time to facilitate the group.
Defining Inquiry in the History-Social Science Classroom
California's new History-Social Science Framework, K-12 addresses the importance of teaching students content through a conceptual lens so that they build knowledge and understanding that transfers from one grade level to the next and that they can take with them throughout their lives. We will support students to reach conceptual understanding through inquiry, providing students with opportunities to make meaning of sources and arrive at their own conclusions about current and historical matters. This Learning Link provides educators with the opportunity to co-construct what inquiry is and what it looks like in our classrooms.
Sites and teachers who need a refresh can visit our introductory Learning Link, What's in the new California Framework for History/Social Science? And what are the implications for planning and instruction?, found below. The updated Learning Link covers content shared at the in-person PD that was offered to teacher in August 2016.
What's in the new California Framework for History-Social Science? And What are the Implications for Planning and Instruction?
This updated module provides an introduction to the new California Framework for History-Social Science and its implications for planning and instruction. The introductory chapter states:
Content. Inquiry. Literacy. Citizenship. This new Framework guides educators as they design, implement, and maintain a coherent course of study to teach content, develop inquiry-based critical thinking skills, improve reading comprehension and expository writing ability, and promote an engaged and knowledgeable citizenry in history and the related social-sciences. (California Framework for History-Social Science, adopted July 2016)
The module concludes with an introduction to concept-based teaching and learning and SFUSD’s History-Social Science Core Curriculum and its shift toward Concept-Based Inquiry units of study.
This Learning Link shows how the California Historical and Social Science Analysis Skills from the History-Social Science Content Standards correspond with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Literacy in History/Social Science.
Teachers are asked to identify teaching & learning practices that address the Historical Analysis skills and CCSS for Literacy in History/Social Studies, and plan how to infuse these skills into their instruction.