History-Social Science

History-Social Science

Welcome to the TRUSD History-Social Science web site. 

The vision of TRUSD History-Social Science is to prepare all students for active, thoughtful, and purposeful participation in our 21st century society.

The mission of TRUSD History-Social Science is to create an engaging and dynamic learning environment where critical reading, writing, and thinking are encouraged, and all the disciplines of social science are practiced. 


Civic Learning Award Description and Application
The State of California honors elementary, middle, and high schools who actively prepare their students for participation in our democracy.  If students are engaged in civic learning at your school, you have the opportunity to apply for the Civil Learning Award.  Find out more here.  Apply here.

Common Writing Assessments
This school year (2017-2018), all social science students in grades 7 through 12 will take a district common writing assessment, also know as Document-Based Questions (DBQ's).  These assessments are offset from the English and Math district assessments and occur three times this school year.  Please contact your social science department chairperson, site Instructional TOSA, or Jackie Wooldridge (info below) with any questions.

Important Links

Website: TRUSD Social Science 2017-2018

Here you will find information and resources regarding this year's common writing assessments.

Standards / Framework:

NEW California Social Science Framework

History/Social Science Content

California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History Social Science, Science, and Technical Subjects

C3 Framework (recommended by the National Council for the Social Studies)

For More Information, Contact

Jacquelyn Wooldridge Teacher on Special Assignment, History-Social Science 7-12
  • (916) 566-1600 ext. 50049