Tag Archives: California Historical Society

Diary entry of Captain Fernando Rivera y Moncada at Monterey on October 3, 1774

Uncovering Remarkable Documents in Teaching California

July 17th, 2019

When exploring primary sources for our new Teaching California project, we came across two remarkable documents from our manuscripts collection that will soon be incorporated into our growing set of K-12 instructional materials.

Children’s Voices from the Archives: Remembering the 1906 Earthquake and Fire

April 17th, 2019

A closer look at one of the primary sources digitized from the California Historical Society’s collections for Teaching California, a letter written by 12-year-old Elsie Cross during the 1906 earthquake and fire.

Designing for our Audiences in Teaching California

July 2nd, 2018

The California Historical Society (CHS) and its partners at The California History and Social Science Project (CHSSP) have the unique opportunity, thanks to a substantial grant from the state’s Department of Education, to develop Teaching California, a free K-12 online curriculum that puts California’s archives at the center of student investigation into the past. Crucial to this initiative will be taking a co-designing approach with the audiences we want to engage, so that what is created is as discoverable and widely-used by those audiences as possible.