Conference Overview

The California Council for History Education (CCHE) is pleased to open registration for our 8th Annual Conference October 25-26, 2013 at The California Museum in downtown Sacramento. This year we are celebrating CCHE’s new home at Sacramento State. We invite you to join us and take advantage of the many rich historical resources available in California’s capital city.

At the conference historians, archivists, and others will share their deep content expertise and master teachers will offer classroom-tested lessons. Workshops with state leaders in history education will offer Common Core professional development that presents the latest curricular, instructional and assessment strategies and teaching tools.

This year the conference includes special workshops at The California Museum, the California State Archives, the Crocker Art Museum, and the Center for Sacramento History. These workshops are designed specifically to increase teachers' access to primary sources and other materials to support their ability to teach Common Core lessons focused on developing students’ reading, writing, speaking/listening and critical thinking skills.

Who Should Attend:

  • K-12 Teachers (pre-service and in-service)
  • Professional Development Providers
  • Curriculum Specialists
  • College and University Professors and Graduate Students
  • Public Historians interested in school outreach

Conference Highlights:

Common Core professional development workshops with:

The Stanford History Education Group (SHEG)

The California History-Social Science Project (CHSSP)

Presentation from the California Department of Education on statewide implementation of the Common Core in relationship to History-Social Science.

Special workshops at:

California State Archives

Crocker Art Museum

Center for Sacramento History

Keynote talk by award-winning historian, Charles Postel, on Teaching Progressivism in America’s Second Gilded Age.

NCHE Plenary address by NCHE Chair, Dr. Dale Steiner, on Impact of Common Core Standards on Teaching History.

A special screening of the Emmy-nominated documentary California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown and presentation of curriculum related to the film by director Sascha Rice. The film screening is co-sponsored by the Center for California Studies at Sacramento State.

Explore The California Museum’s educational programs and take a docent-led tour of signature and special exhibits:

Uprooted! Japanese Americans during WWII

California Indians: Making a Difference

California Missions: A Journey Along the El Camino Real

Art of the Day of the Dead 

Ray Eames: A Century of Modern Design