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History-Geography Project Overview



The UCLA History-Geography Project, one of the sites of the California History Social Science Project and the California Geographic Alliance, is committed to building a network of teacher-scholars devoted to enhancing history-social science education in the Los Angeles region. We build this network through carefully designed professional development opportunities that focus on current history/social science research and pedagogy.

To see a photo slideshow about the History-Geography Program, follow this link.


Summer 2015 Programs

We are offering three open programs this summer.  They include:

  • The Cold War: Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress
  • Common Core and World History
  • Places and Time:  L.A. History and Geography


For more information, click here


2015 School Year Programs

We offer many programs during the school year.  Coming up are:

Seminar:  Teaching the Civil War and the American West-A Study in Objects

Fee:  $50
This program is offered in partnership with the UCLA Public History Initiative and the Huntington-USC Institute for California and the West.  This workshop locates the Civil War in a history of conflict over how the American nation would expand, and who, within that expanding nation, might claim freedom, property, and citizenship.

Seminar participants will interact with noted scholars, engage in pedagogy sessions, and read and dialogue about the essays in Empire and Liberty: The American West and the Civil War, which you will receive on the first day of the workshop. Registration includes free admission to the Huntington Library and the Autry National Center, and parking at UCLA.

  • Saturday March 14th from 10 to 2 p.m. at UCLA
  • Saturday March 28th from 10 to 4 p.m. at the Huntington Library
  • Saturday May 16th from 10 to 4 p.m. at the Autry National Center
  • Three webinars TBD (they will be recorded)


To register click here.  3.0 quarter units are available for this program through UCLA Extension for an additional fee.  More information on unit credit will be provided on Saturday March 14th.

A Morning on Medieval Europe (FULL)

This program is offered in partnership with the National Center for History in the Schools.  It features a presentation by Avi, award-winning writer of young adult and children's literature.  Avi will speak about his novel, Crispin, set in medieval England.  The program also includes a presentation by Dr. Teo Ruiz, UCLA History Department and an opportunity to experience the Medieval World Blueprint curriculum. 

Date/Time:  Saturday February 21st from 9 to 12 noon

Location:     Baldwin Park Unified School District

Registration is free but limited to the first 25 respondents.  Register by February 6, 2015 and you will receive a free copy of Crispin: The Cross of Lead on the day of the workshop.

To register:  Click here




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