"This is a big win for our students," said Torlakson. "This document will improve the teaching and learning of history and social science. It will give our students access to the latest historical research and help them learn about the diversity of our state and the contributions of people and groups who may not have received the appropriate recognition in the past."
The Framework provides guidance to teachers, administrators, and publishers for the teaching of history and social science. It includes more than 20 detailed classroom examples that show teachers how they can integrate their instruction to build students' history–social science knowledge and skills, literacy skills, and English language development.
"The adoption of this Framework today is an important part of our instructional program, said President Michael Kirst of the California State Board of Education. "Hundreds of people representing broad perspectives contributed to the development of this important tool for teachers and classrooms. The new Framework will help guide classroom instruction at each grade level and will be used with other instructional resources to ensure all students have a broad understanding of history."
The Framework adds considerable information on civic learning, consistent with the work of Torlakson's California Task Force on K–12 Civic Learning. In addition, information was added about financial literacy; voter education; genocide; and the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans and people with disabilities to the history of
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So kids in California public schools probably won't be able to tell you within half a century when the American Revolution or World War II happened but they will be well versed in what a heroic "martyr" Harvey Milk was. The news release reads like a parody but unfortunately for the kids of California it is not. I am guessing that "civic learning" is a code for "leftist indoctrination to achieve a political outcome and a predictable population".
I am not totally joking when I suggest that sending your kids to a public school in California is tantamount to child abuse. California is the leading edge of what all public schools are going to become, little incubators to create a leftist, entitled population of drones who will passively accept the leftist narrative they are being force fed through the "education" system. With the constant push to get more and more kids into government run pre-"school" and keeping them in that system via "free" year round college for everyone, the end result are an annual entry of 22 year old serfs who will never question the state because they have never been taught, and are actually discouraged, from engaging in critical thought for more than two decades, separated as much as possible from any influence from their family.
No one in the "education" establishment seems concerned that we spend more and more to push a kid through public K-12 and yet the kids coming out are less educated, less able to think independently and less prepared for work and family in the real world. It seems as if that might be the intent all along.