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History-Social Science Framework – DRAFT

The draft History–Social Science Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (Framework) will provide guidance for teachers, administrators, and parents on how to implement a curriculum, based on content standards in the classroom. The draft covers more recent historical events, reflects changes in the law since the last framework was adopted in 2001, and helps educators teach the critical analytical skills students need for 21st century careers.

The draft Framework and a "field review" survey are now posted on the California Department of Education's History–Social Science Curriculum Frameworks web page. In addition to participating in the online survey, people may also send comments on the draft Framework to The comment period will remain open until November 25, 2014.