History Project

Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

History & Social Science

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Content standards encourage the highest achievement of every student, by defining the knowledge, concepts, and skills that students should acquire at each grade level.  The curriculum framework provides guidelines for implementing the content standards. Contact us for new Framework implementation support and resources!

The MCOE History-Social Science Newsletters provide bi-annual updates of events, resources, and professional learning opportunities. Also refer to the MCOE Civic Education site for civic learning opportunities and resources.

The National Council for the Social Studies' College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework has four Dimensions: 1) Developing Questions and Planning Inquiries, 2) Applying Disciplinary Concepts and Tools, 3) Evaluating Sources and Using Evidence, and 4) Communicating Conclusions and Taking Informed Action.

The CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy help build creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving, collaboration, and communication.

The California History/Social Science project is dedicated to providing the highest quality history instruction, with a special focus on English learners, native speakers with low literacy, and economically disadvantaged students.

Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) provides U.S. and World history resources, including formative assessment, and a document-based curriculum that can be taught to middle-school and high school students.

Includes additions to the Ed. Code sections dealing with the course of study, classroom instruction, and instructional materials. Specifically, Ed. Code section 51204.5

The California Council for the Social Studies is non-profit, professional organization committed to strengthening the teaching and learning of history/social sciences through standards-based professional development, resource sharing, and public awareness.

The California Department of Education provides a list of linked resources for history-social science teachers. Additionally, KQED Education, EdutopiaFacing History and Ourselves, and Teaching Tolerance provide outstanding instructional resources promoting diversity and equity.


Dora Salazar

Director, K-12 Language & Literacy
Phone: 831.755.6439

Jennifer Elemen, Ed.D.

Ed. Admin., History-Social Science
Phone: 831.784.4154

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