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Expanding your world with history and social science

National History Day in San Diego

SDCOE partnered with the NHD-SD Foundation to host the 2024 National History Day competition on March 2 at the SDCOE Linda Vista Campus.

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San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) is committed to promoting and supporting a high-quality history and social science education countywide. SDCOE provides direct services to districts through professional learning and networking opportunities. The County Office also works collaboratively with districts, professional organizations, and other agencies to ensure students progress through our schools developing the knowledge, skills, and literacy necessary for a deep understanding of civics, economics, geography, and history.

Civic Learning Resources

Younger student fills out vote for classroom voting project in pretend polling booth.

May 17, 2024 marks the 70th anniversary of the Supreme Court of the United States’ unanimous ruling in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. SDCOE has gathered resources to help educators teach about the landmark case. 

Younger student fills out vote for classroom voting project in pretend polling booth.

By creating classrooms that support civil discourse on current issues and events, students learn how to be engaged citizens now and in the future. SDCOE has gathered resources to help educators teach about voting and elections. 

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September 17 is designated as Constitution Day in order to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787.

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San Diego County is home to a diverse community that includes first responders and victims who may have directly experienced the terror attacks on 9/11 and their aftermath.

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