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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.


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.


Globalizing the Common Core Medieval/Ancient Asia Cohort 2016

We are accepting applications for our next Asia Cohort.  We will select six 6th and 7th grade social studies teachers to participate in this in-depth professional learning program. 

You are committing to:

  • Participation in 3 Saturday sessions at UCLA on January 23rd, February 20th, and April 9th.
  • The development of an inquiry-based lesson including primary and secondary sources.
  • Teaching the lesson and bringing back student work by the April 9th session.
  • Revising the lesson based on feedback from the group.


Why do it?

  • Work in a collegial setting with other teachers and UCLA graduate student
  • Increase your knowledge of Asian history
  • $500 stipend upon completion of lesson and student work submission
  • Select lessons will be published on our website


To apply, click here.  Deadline to apply is Friday December 11th.


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