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The Kern-Tulare History Collaborative (Grades 5-12)

  • Dates: 01 – 01 Dec, 2020
  • Location: Visalia
  • Address: 6200 S. Mooney Blvd

A Library of Congress, California History-Social Science Project, Kern County Superintendent of Schools (KCSOS) and Tulare County Offices of Education (TCOE) Partnership

With funding from the Teaching Primary Sources from the Library of Congress Western Region office, and in partnership with the California History-Social Science Project, the Tulare County Office of Education and the Kern County Superintendent of Schools are proud to announce a new professional learning program specifically designed to support the implementation of California's History-Social Science framework.

Participants in this community of practice will be guided on integrating Library of Congress resources and essential questions from the framework into an inquiry-based unit, as well as experience a sample inquiry of US History.

In order to support student capacity to analyze primary and secondary sources, the professional learning goals for teachers are:

  1. Build a common understanding of the inquiry-model of learning and the instructional shifts outlined in the 2016 CA History-Social Science Framework.
  2. Guide participants through inquiry-lessons created using primary and secondary sources and instructional strategies from the Library of Congress.
  3. Create and implement inquiry-based lessons utilizing primary and secondary sources along with instructional strategies from the Library of Congress.

A virtual informational session is scheduled on February 11, 2020 from 4:00-4:30 p.m. to provide interested teachers more information and answer any questions about this collaborative.

Teachers interested in participating in either of the two county cohorts must register by April 8, 2020. An application/interest form will follow to complete the registration process.

LofC grant funds support participation for 50 teachers per cohort.

Registration includes:

  • Inquiry Design Model: Building Inquiries in Social Studies by Swan, Lee, and Grant
  • $25 gift card for completion of year 1 cohort and a $50 gift card for completion of year 2 cohort
  • Breakfast and lunch

Informational flyer
Registration link