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History-Geography Project Overview


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The UCLA History-Geography Project is one of the sites of the California History Social Science Project.  We collaborate with educational researchers, historians and practitioners to design and lead professional development programs that enrich K-12 history-social studies instruction.  We support the learning of educators by:
  • Integrating research and practice with a focus on discipline-specific approaches to literacy instruction.    
  • Creating curriculum that links students’ experiences to new content and to Common Core skills.
  • Emphasizing rigor, relevance, and access for all students particularly English Learners and struggling readers.

We are devoted to enhancing history-social science education in the Los Angeles region. 

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



Fall 2016/Winter 2017 Programs

We are several programs this school year.  For more information and to register click on the event.




Globalizing the Common Core 10th Grade World History Cohort

The UCLA History-Geography Project is accepting applications for a cohort of 10th grade teachers.  If you are accepted to be part of this cohort you will:

  1. Attend 3 half-day Saturday working meetings (9:00am - 12:30pm at UCLA) Saturday, December 3rd, January 21st, March 18

  2. Develop an inquiry-based original lesson that focuses on modern Asia and utilizes primary and secondary sources.

  3. Teach the lesson and bring back student work by the March 18 session.

  4. Revise the lesson based on feedback and analysis of student work by the cohort.

Why do it?

  1. The opportunity to work in a collegial setting with other teachers and UCLA graduate students.

  2. The opportunity to increase your knowledge of Modern Asian history. 

  3. The opportunity to receive a $500 stipend upon completion of a lesson and student work submission. T

  4. he possibility of having your lesson published on our website. 

  5. The possibility of being selected to give a presentation at a workshop  in the fall of 2017.


To submit an application, click here.  To download this information, click here.

Globalizing the Common Core Lessons

Free lessons for 7th grade teachers on medieval China and Japan.  These lessons were developed in partnership with teachers, graduates students, and the UCLA Asia Institute.  They are inquiry based and classroom tested.

For more information, click here.



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