6th Grade Social Studies


California History-Social Science Standards

California's history–social science standards emphasize historical narrative, highlight the roles of significant individuals throughout history, and convey the rights and obligations of citizenship.

California History Social Science Framework

This framework guides educators as they design, implement, and maintain a coherent course of study.

Hemet USD McGraw Hill Demo Account

Please contact the Social Studies TOSA for login information. For more support, please visit the CA IMPACT Grades 6-12 Padlet for more resources (bit.ly/caimpact; password: IMPACT).

DBQ Online

The DBQ Project was founded in 2000 to support teachers and students in learning to read smart, think straight, and write more clearly.

Literacy Standards for H-SS, Science & Technical Subjects

The Standards set requirements not only for English language arts (ELA) but also for literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects.

Frequently Asked Questions

The HSS Framework provides both a theoretical rationale and concrete classroom examples throughout the document to support the implementation of a new vision for history-social science and the History–Social Science Content Standards for California Public Schools (HSS Standards).   
Content The California curriculum framework incorporates new scholarship and recent state mandates such as the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful (FAIR) Act. The course descriptions for grades six through twelve have been completely rewritten to tell a story that reflects the breadth of world history and the contributions of many diverse groups to the development of California and the United States. 
Inquiry This framework is rooted in a strong emphasis on student inquiry. The goal is not just to tell students about history–social science but to teach them the skills to do history–social science. The framework calls upon students to conduct research (both guided and independent), evaluate primary and secondary sources, develop arguments, and make presentations. 
Literacy The framework views the development of student literacy as a shared enterprise, not something that is just limited to the language arts classroom. The curriculum includes an emphasis on giving all students access to the academic vocabulary and skills necessary for success in college, careers, and civic life. 
Citizenship The history–social science curriculum places a strong emphasis on democratic values in the relations between citizens and the state. It encourages teachers to help their students practice the skills of engaged citizenship. 

Contact the Social Studies Team

Mary Laub

Secondary Social Studies TOSA

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