History and Social Sciences for Orange County

​​NHD-OC News 2018 - 2019
Online Registration opens January 16, 2019

Literacy, Critical Thinking, Common Core State Standards success, and preparation for participation in a democratic society guide OCDE History-Social Science support efforts Grades K - 12. Support activities include professional development, networks, and student academic events. From Mock Elections to Teaching About Religion, we explore meaningful ways to address California content standards and develop teacher efficacy. Look inside to make History-Social Science relevant within your curriculum!​


History and Social Science

Professional Development

History Social Science Introduction to the Framework

 On October 30, 2018, The Orange County Department of Education is hosting a "Mini" History Social Science Framework Rollout for those who were not able to attend the statewide events. Social Science educators (K-12), curriculum coaches and administrators are encouraged to attend.

Topics will include a Framework introduction, instructional shifts and the FAIR Education Act.

  • October 30,  2018
  • 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Orange County Department of Education
    200 Kalmus Drive, Building D Conference Center - D-1004
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Teachers Law School Workshop 

The American Board of Trail Advocates' (ABOTA) Teachers Law School (TLS) program is designed for middle and high school educators with an interest in prioritizing civics and law-related education in the classroom. The TLS sessions provide teachers with valuable content directly from knowledgeable legal professionals. Participants will receive a flash drive with lesson plans and other resources, will be entered for raffle prize drawings, and will have the opportunity to hear from keynote speaker.  This program is free to administrators and teachers who did not attend in 2017. 

Save the date: October 2, 2018 (more information to come)


10th Circuit Court's Annual Civics Contest

High school students are encouraged to participate in the 10th Circuit Court's Annual Civics essay and video Contest and pass along this information to High School teachers who may be interested in having their students participate.  Contest rules, entry instructions and more information will be coming soon! Check back as a flyer will be coming soon.