The California Historical Society acknowledges the following organizations and individuals for helping to make Teaching California possible.


Teaching California would not be possible without the passionate and engaged work of our partners at the California History Social-Science Project (CHSSP), led by Executive Director Nancy McTygue. We thank her team at the University of California, Davis: Assistant Director Tuyen Tran, and Program Coordinators Shelley Brooks, Beth Slutsky, and Shennan Hutton.




CHS would like to thank our primary funding partners at the California Department of Education and the San Francisco Unified School District.




Thank you to Navigation North for their essential role in developing the Teaching California website, and for lending their educational expertise to this project.


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Thank you to California Revealed for providing access to California-wide primary source materials that support teaching and learning.




Thank you to past and present staff of the California Historical Society. A project of this magnitude requires many hands and voices so we are grateful to you all. Thank you to Dr. Anthea M. Hartig, Ph.D., former Executive Director and CEO for piloting the initial phases of this project.



CHS is deeply appreciative of the many scholars, reviewers, consultants, and individuals for their time, expertise, and support to this project:

  • Adrianna Young, History graduate student, UC Davis
  • Anya Free, History graduate student, UC Davis
  • Cameron L. Johnson, History graduate student, UC Davis
  • Carey Seal, Associate Professor, UC Davis
  • Carlos Salomon, Professor, Cal State East Bay
  • Cecilia Tsu, Associate Professor, UC Davis
  • Chris Tuscuik, Understudy Digital
  • Clifford Trafzer, Distinguished Professor of History, Rupert Coso Chair in American Indian Affairs, UC Riverside
  • Dale Crandall- Bear, Professor, Solano Community College
  • David DeVore, Assistant Professor, Cal Poly Pomona
  • Edward R. Dickinson, Professor and Department Chair, History, UC Davis
  • Eileen Wallis, History Dept. Professor and Chair, Cal Poly Pomona
  • Elaine Elinson, Author and Researcher
  • Elizabeth Grennan Browning, University of Indiana
  • Ellen Hartigan-O’Connor, Associate Professor and Acting Associate Dean, UC Davis
  • Janet Mann, California Department of Education
  • Jannette Sundstedt, Teacher, Dixon Unified School District
  • Jessica Williams, High School Teacher and UC Davis History Project Teacher Consultant
  • John Hogan, Public Programs & Exhibitions, Society of California Pioneers
  • Kathryn Olmsted, Professor and Interim Chair, UC Davis
  • Kay Peterson, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
  • Khal Schneider, CSU Sacramento¬†
  • Laura Kenney, Editor
  • Linda Yamane, Rumsian Ohlone artist, basket weaver, author
  • Lisa Materson, Associate Professor, UC Davis
  • Lorena Oropeza, Professor of History, UC Davis
  • Meghan Selway, UC Davis History Project Teacher Consultant
  • Meleia Simon-Reynolds, History graduate student, UC Irvine
  • Meleia Simon-Reynolds, History graduate student, UC Irvine
  • Michelle Lorimer, Author and Lecturer, CSU San Bernardino
  • Nicole Gilbertson, Director, The UC Irvine History Project
  • Nils Grossien, Managing Director, The Jerry Berndt Estate
  • Olivia Humphrey, History graduate student, UC Irvine
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Phyllis Goldsmith, UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project
  • Power of Democracy
  • Robert Senkewicz, Scholar and Professors in History, Santa Clara University
  • Roland Hui, independent historian
  • Rose Marie Beebe, Scholar and Professor in Spanish, Santa Clara University
  • Sonia S. Ng, Historian, Contract Researcher for the Hong Kong Museum of History
  • Stacey Greer, Director, History Project at UC Davis
  • Steve Velasquez, National Museum of American History
  • Sarah Smith, Teacher, Elk Grove Unified School District
  • Sylvia Mendez
  • Tricia Cowen, Teacher, Vacaville Unified School District