A well implemented inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning may look vastly different from traditional approaches to teaching History-Social Science (HSS). A classroom may look chaotic at first glance, but upon a deeper look, students in an inquiry-based lesson are learning the content in ways relevant and meaningful to them. The resources found on this page will help administrators learn the hallmarks of an authentic inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning, what to look for when observing an inquiry lesson, and ways to foster an environment on campus that welcomes and celebrates such an approach.
Helpful Resources to Consider
The Los Angeles County Office of Education has produced webinars for administrators on topics important to supporting teachers’ implementation of the HSS Framework.
California History-Social Science Framework Overview for School Administrators
This brief archived webinar will acquaint school administrators with the four themes of the California History-Social Science Framework and provide tips on what to look for when you visit classrooms and how you can support implementation.
FAIR Act for Administrators
This webinar provides valuable information to assist school administrators in implementing the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, Respectful (FAIR) Act to add instruction in history-social science about the role and contribution of persons with disabilities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans; and other ethnic and cultural groups to the economic, political, and social development of California and the United States, with a particular emphasis on portraying the role of these groups in contemporary society, as required in Senate Bill 48.