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Curriculum: History

Department Address 
1299 E. 32nd St.
Signal Hill, CA 90755

Department Phone 
(562) 997-8000 x.2900

Curriculum - History/Social Science - Lead

Contact Phone / Address Position / Responsibility
Alan Sheppard (562) 997-8000 x 2956 History/Social Science Curriculum Leader


Curriculum - History/Social Science - Staff

Contact Phone / Address Position / Responsibility
Becky Sanchez (562) 997-8000 x 2956 Ethnic Studies/History Coach
Dawn Mackey (562) 997-8000 x 2956 Coach
Jane Suh (562) 997-8000 x 2956 Coach

History/Social Science Mission Statement

The mission of the History Office is to provide curriculum, assessments, coaching, professional development and resources to history educators in LBUSD in order to serve students, parents, families and the community. History educators provide all students with access to rigorous course work when asking students to actively participate in collaborative, inquiry-based history lessons and projects. Students engage in critical thinking, as well as, understand the major themes, patterns of human interaction, concepts, significant events, turning points, and people shaping history.

History/Social Science Vision Statement

History education prepares students for college and careers through the application of historical thinking and literacy skills, aligned to the History-Social Science Content Standards for California Public Schools and the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (CCSS).

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that we are on land that has been inhabited, sustained, and cared for by the Tongva (Gabrielino) and Acjachemen (Juaneno) peoples since time immemorial.  Furthermore, we appreciate that their cultures, traditions and languages continue to thrive here, along with their ongoing struggles to protect their sacred sites.  It is with this understanding that we, the History, Social Science, and Ethnic Studies office endeavor to provide curricula that reflects the histories, joys and resilience of Indigenous peoples, along with other marginalized groups.

For additional information regarding Native Lands, please see