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Thursday, October 17 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Utilizing the History-Social Science Framework to Prepare all Students for Citizenship

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This session will begin with an examination of the “citizenship” theme as it is described in the History-Social Science Framework with particular attention to the need and urgency of citizenship education as part of a well-rounded history-social science program.  Attendees will discover how a focus on the themes of content, literacy, and inquiry prepares young people to acquire the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become responsible, engaged citizens by examining civic inquiries in specific chapters of the Framework in their grade level descriptions.

We will explore the various components of civic learning as described in the Framework and engage participants in an activity to practice reading specific content and utilize strategies to deepen content understanding and strengthen deliberation skills. A number of engaging resources and opportunities including the Judges in the Classroom program and California Civic Learning Award program from the Power of Democracy, based on research-based best practices for civic learning, led by California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye will be showcased as will the California State Seal of Civic Engagement and the Civics Digital Chalkboard from the California Department of Education.

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Frank Pisi

Director, History-Social Science, Sacramento COE
Frank began his teaching career at the middle school and high school levels in the Elk Grove Unified School District, serving as classroom teacher and curriculum coordinator. At the California Department of Education, Frank helped shape school reform policy and worked to ensure greater... Read More →
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Michelle Herczog

Coordinator III, History-Social Science, Los Angeles COE
Michelle Herczog is responsible for providing professional development, resources, and support for K-12 social studies educators throughout the 80 school districts of Los Angeles County.  She is a Past President of the National Council for the Social Studies and served as Vice-Chair... Read More →

Thursday October 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:45pm PDT
Redwood B