CCSS Occasional Papers


Occasional Papers are research based and address an important issue in social studies education. Each paper is peer-reviewed by specialists in the field and recommended for publication by the California Council for the Social Studies. Access our current and archived copies below.




Teaching About the Enduring Legacy of North America's Spanish Colonies: 
Juan Bautista De Anza 

Maggie Beddow, PhD., Mimi Coughlin, PhD., 
Teachers: Cheyenne Powell and Octavio Melchor

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How Do History and Religion Affect the Reading Habits and Practices of Latino Students
David L. Moguel, Ph.D.
Professor of Education, CSU, Northridge

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From Stereotyping and Put-Downs to Collaboration and Problem-Solving: A Journey in Search of Academic Engagement
Ronald H. Herring, Ph.D., Executive Director Emeritus
California International Studies Project

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Gender Achievement in Social Studies: Increasing Female Interest and Achievement
Camille Mora, Ed.D. Student
California State University, Fullerton

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Message to Congress: Don’t Leave Social Studies Behind 

Michelle Herczog, Ed.D.

National Council for the Social Studies

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Promoting Civic Education in Teacher Preparation Programs

Maggie Beddow, Ph.D., California State University, Sacramento

Frances Chadwick, Ed.D., California State University, San Marcos

Frances L. Kidwell, Ed.D, California State University, Chico

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The College, Career and Civic Life (C3) Framework: An Inquiry Approach to Social Studies

Rebecca Valbuena, 5th Grade Teacher

Glendora Unified School District

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A Road Map to 21st Century Geography Education

Emily Schell, Ed.D., International Studies Education Project (ISTEP) Director 

School of Teacher Education, San Diego State University

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A Case for Assessment Reform in California Schools

Jim Hill
College of Education
Adjunct Faculty, Educational Leadership Doctoral Program
California State Univeristy, San Bernardino

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What Does it Mean for History-Social Studies Teachers?
California Adopts the Common Core State Standards

Michelle Herczog, Ed.D

Consultant III, Los Angeles County Office of Education

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