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ERIC Number: ED477750
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
History Day in California in Today's Classroom--Meeting the California Content Standards. Revised.
Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
In its 20th year, History Day in California, a statewide program, is a history-based learning experience for students from grades 4-12. Through participation in History Day, students not only learn about issues, ideas, people, and events in history, but they apply what they have learned through creative and original productions and by developing research and analytical skills as they process the information they gather through research. Students may participate in any of the following categories: historical paper, exhibit, performance, documentary, 4/5th grade poster, or historical Web site. History Day is a performance-based endeavor that fully supports the California state history/social science content standards. The History Day process challenges students to develop higher-order thinking skills. The theme for 2002-2003 History Day in California is "Rights and Responsibilities in History." This guide contains a grade-by-grade list of topic ideas for each subsection of the history/social science content standards. Topics listed in the guide are: "Grade 4--California: A Changing State"; "Grade 5 U.S. History and Geography: Making a New Nation"; "Grade 6 World History and Geography: Ancient Civilizations"; "Grade 7 World History and Geography: Medieval and Early Modern Times"; "Grade 8 U.S. History and Geography: Growth and Conflict"; "Grade 10 World History, Culture, and Geography: The Modern World"; "Grade 11 U.S. History and Geography: Continuity and Change in the Twentieth Century"; and "Grade 12 Principles of American Democracy". (BT)
Constitutional Rights Foundation, 601 South Kingsley Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90005. Tel: 213-487-5590; Fax: 213-386-0459; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California