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“A Laboratory for Latin Eugenics: Corrado Gini and the Italian Investigation of Mexican Indians”

When Nov 30, 2015
from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where Bunche 5288
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Luc Berlivet (INSERM, Paris), Co-sponsored by EpiDaPo UCLA

Globalizing the Common Core: Medieval/Ancient Asia Cohort 2016

When Dec 11, 2015
from 12:00 AM to 11:55 PM
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The UCLA History Geography Project (UCLAHGP) presents...

Free Lessons on Medieval China and Japan

With the support of the UCLA Asia Institute we brought together groups of teachers and graduate students to create inquiry/historical investigation lessons which are based on the 7th grade California History Social Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History-Social Studies. We will be adding more lessons this month and will be including 6th grade lessons on Ancient China in early summer 2016.

We are accepting applications for our next Medieval/Ancient Asia Cohort. We will select six 6th and 7th grade social studies teachers to participate in this in-depth professional learning program.

You are committing to:

  • Participation in 3 Saturday sessions at UCLA on January 23rd, February 20th, and April 9th.
  • The development of an inquiry-based lesson including primary and secondary sources.
  • Teaching the lesson and bringing back student work by the April 9th session.
  • Revising the lesson based on feedback from the group.


Why do it?

  • Work in a collegial setting with other teachers and UCLA graduate students
  • Increase your knowledge of Asian history
  • $500 stipend upon completion of lesson and student work submission
  • Select lessons will be published on our website


Click here to submit an application. The deadline to apply is December 11th. We will notify you by December 21st if you have been accepted.

2015-16 California Civic Learning Awards

When Jan 19, 2016
from 12:00 AM to 11:55 PM
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The Los Angeles County Office of Education is proud to announce

The Civic Learning Award celebrates public schools' efforts to engage students in civic learning. The award program also identifies models that can be replicated in other schools. Co-sponsored by Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye and California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, award winners are announced in February.

The Civic Learning Award program has three levels: Awards of Excellence, Distinction, and Merit Winners will be selected by a panel of experts based on the depth and breadth of their civic learning classes, clubs, and programs. Award of Excellence winners will receive a personal visit from Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye; Award of Distinction winners will be visited by an appellate court justice; and superior court judicial officers will provide recognition to schools receiving the Award of Merit. In addition, each winner in the top two categories will receive a plaque and be invited to a California Gold Ribbon Award banquet hosted by the California Department of Education.

Deadline to Apply: January 19, 2016

Learn more at www.cde.ca.gov/eo/in/civiclearningaward.asp or www.courts.ca.gov/23201.htm