$5 Million State Grant to Help Transform K-12 History Education



Efforts to transform K-12 history education in California will receive a major boost with Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) announcing a $5 million state grant to establish Teaching California, a statewide initiative to create free, innovative online resources to foster better understanding of California’s history, improve student literacy and promote civic learning and engagement.


The California Historical Society (CHS), in partnership with the California History-Social Science Project (CHSSP) at UC Davis, will lead the initiative with San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) administering the grant.



K-12 educators, history advocates and community leaders including:

  •  Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco)
  • Michael Sangiacomo, CEO, Chair, Board of Trustees, CHS
  • Anthea Hartig, Ph.D., Executive Director & CEO, CHS
  • Nancy McTygue, Executive Director, CHSSP
  • Dr. Brent Stephens, Chief Academic Officer, SFUSD



Thursday, August 10, 2017

10:30-11:30 a.m.


WHERE:               California Historical Society

678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA



K-12 educators attending the event and seeing first-hand several rare materials from the CHS archives on display that will be digitized as part of the program.



Teaching California will help implement California’s new History-Social Science Framework, adopted by the State Board of Education (SBE) in July 2016.  The online program will offer schools, teachers, and students a free and classroom-ready collection of resources designed to engage children in exciting and inspiring investigations of the past. The collection also will offer teachers a research-based approach to improve student reading, writing, and critical thinking.

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