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Unit 1: History/Social Studies and CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy K–5


Throughout and upon completion of Unit 1, participants will be able to:

  • Examine the relationship between the content area
    of history/social studies and the CA CCSS for
  • Understand the fundamental purpose, design,
    and format of the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy
  • Begin to understand how using history/social studies content
    can help K–5 students improve literacy skills and build
    content knowledge to prepare them for college, career, and
    citizenship in the 21st Century


The CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy embrace a model in which reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language are interconnected and apply to all students, including English learners (ELs) and students with disabilities.  Media and technology requirements are blended throughout the standards, just as they are integrated throughout the curriculum.