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History-Social Science

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Welcome to the TRUSD History-Social Science web site. 
The mission of TRUSD History-Social Science is to create an engaging and dynamic learning environment where critical reading, writing, and thinking, along with civic engagement, are practiced within all the disciplines of social science.
The vision of TRUSD History-Social Science is to hold an unwavering focus on preparing all students for active, thoughtful, and purposeful civic participation in our society.
As TRUSD social science teachers, we commit to
- learn about our students in order to make all content relatable and success achievable
- model perseverance, high expectations, curiosity, empathy, and civic engagement, so that our students can see themselves as social scientists
- inspire our students to practice inquiry and literacy within our classrooms
- engage in a learning community to share best practices, remain goal-oriented, and continue to focus on our mission and vision

In the fall of 2019 Twin Rivers will be piloting materials for:

  • 6th grade through 8th Grade History Social Studies
  • 10th grade World History
  • 11th grade U.S. History
  • 12th grade Government and Economics

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

Secondary Social Science DBQ Page

Standards / Framework:


The Sacramento County Office of Education has partnered with CA Census 2020 to develop a series of lessons to help our students understand the importance of the upcoming census and why we need every person counted.
Curriculum is available for Grades 5, 8, 11, and 12 and are tied to the grade level standards. Teachers can pick and choose from the selection, or incorporated them all into their lessons.
Click here to access the lessons.