State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced on July 14 that the State Board of Education voted to approve the History–Social Science Framework for California Public Schools, which will update and upgrade history and social science instruction in California. This is great news that has been a long-time in coming. It is important to note that NO CHANGE has been made to the state’s History-Social Science Standards. Our friends at the California History-Social Science Project explain that and other important points about the new framework and what it means here:
What You Need to Know About California’s New History-Social Science Framework
And while a properly formatted and printed version of the framework is not yet available, you can access the full contents of the document here:
2016 History-Social Science Framework
We are excited about building our PD programs around the framework and look forward to a future revision of the standards.