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 Trial 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 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. 

  • October 2, 2018
  • 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Orange County Superior Court
    700 Civic Center Drive West
    Santa Ana, CA 92701


Registration is required for this event, please register here.


 Inquiry & Evidence Based Writing (The DBQ Project)

 

Inquiry & Evidence Based Writing Grades 6-12 (The DBQ Project)

What do Historical Inquiry, the HSS Framework, and DBQ have in common? In short, nearly everything!  Attend this training for history-social science teachers and learn how to bring the new HSS Framework to life in the classroom.   This training will provide you with the support you need to employ Document Based Questions and, in turn, allow you to provide all students with the scaffolding they need to analyze documents and produce evidence-based, argumentative writing.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 (Click for the flyer)

  • Historical Thinking and Writing in Grades 6-12
  • 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • OCDE Building B - 1107
    200 Kalmus Drive
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626

     For more information and to register go to:    http://ocde.k12oms.org/1244-152465

 

Historical Thinking and Writing in Grades 4-5 (DBQ Project)

What do Historical Inquiry, the HSS Framework, and DBQ have in common? In short, nearly everything!  Attend this training for history-social science teachers and learn how to bring the new HSS Framework to life in the classroom.   This training will provide you with the support you need to employ Document Based Questions and, in turn, allow you to provide all students with the scaffolding they need to analyze documents and produce evidence-based, argumentative writing.


  Thursday, October 11, 2018   (click for the flyer)

  • Historical Thinking and Writing in Grades 4-5
  • 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Orange County Department of Education
  • OCDE Building B - 1107
    200 Kalmus Drive
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626

    For more information and to register go to:   http://ocde.k12oms.org/1244-152467

     


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.