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December 1, 2023: Curriculum Update Available!

Please download and replace your PDF copy of the curriculum with this required update, which includes minor fixes to linked resources. See changelog for details.

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African American/Black and Puerto Rican/ Latino Course of Studies Showcase

Come learn about the dynamic and inspiring experiences of high school teachers and students from across the state involved in the third year of implementation of this model curriculum. Please join us for all or any part of the day.

Tuesday, June 4, 2024
Virtual and In-Person Event


Tuesday, June 4, 2024 8:00 am to 10:30 am and
11:30 am to 2:00 pm via Zoom


Tuesday, June 4, 2024
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
SERC, 175 Union Street, Waterbury, CT 06706

Advanced Topics Sessions: Registration is Open!

Dates, Declarations, Demonstrations, and Doctrines: Using the C3 Social Studies Framework and 19th & 20th Century Seminal Documents to Operationalize History

*This is a three (3) day event – Participants should plan to attend all 3 seminars. Registering one time will register you for all seminars.

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2024, from 8am-11am
  • Friday, May 10, 2024, from 8am- 11am
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2024, from 8am-11am

Location: SERC, 175 Union Street, Waterbury, CT 06706

Audience: High School History Teachers, Department Heads, Support Professionals support History

Presenter: Dr. Beryl Bailey, CEO of from Pages to Pedagogy, LLC

Seminar 1 – Using the C3 Framework to Teach Students to Drive a CAR on the Literate Lanes of Social Studies: Conducting a Critical Analysis of Text
Seminar 2- E Unum Pluribus: Out of one, many, sample 19th and 20th Century Primary Sources Birthed from the Declaration of Independence and Latino History
Seminar 3 – A Happy Meal of Rhetorical Appeals: Conducting a Rhetorical Analysis of Text

Register Here!



Harvest of the Empire: The Evolution and Contributions of Our Nation’s Latin American Communities

Virtual Session (Zoom) – TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2024, 5 – 7:30PM

Audience: All High School History Teachers, History Department Heads, Specialized Instruction Teachers

Presenter: Juan Gonzalez, Author, Investigative Reporter and Journalist, Illinois

The U.S. Latino population has been growing at an astounding rate for more than fifty years, to the point that one of every four people under the age of 18 in the U.S. is now of Latino origin. Still, few Americans understand why and how so many people from various countries of Latin America have come here, why particular ethnic Latino groups settled in different cities and regions of our country, or how they have contributed greatly to U.S. prosperity. This session will explore the history and evolution of this complex community, with a special emphasis on the little-known conditions that continue to drive or pull Latino migration northward.

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Who Were the Young Lords? What was their purpose?

THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2024, 1 – 3PM or 3-5PM

Location: SERC, 175 Union Street, Waterbury, CT 06706

Audience: All High School History Teachers, History Department Heads, Specialized Instruction Teachers

Presenters: Dr. Johanna Fernandez, Professor at Baruch College, NY and Miguel Melendez, Author, New York

The Young Lords Organization or Party, was a Chicago-based street gang that became a civil and human rights organization. The group aims to fight for neighborhood empowerment and self-determination for Puerto Rico, Latinos, and colonized (“Third World”) people. This session use primary sources to review and discuss the tactics used by the Young Lords, including mass education, canvassing, community programs, occupations, and confrontation.

Register Here: Session A, 1:00 – 3:00PM
Register Here: Session B, 3:00 – 5:00PM



“Sec. 2. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2019) (a) For the school year commencing July 1, 2021, and each school year thereafter, each local and regional board of education shall include African-American and black studies and Puerto Rican and Latino studies as part of the curriculum for the school district, pursuant to section 10-16b of the general statutes, as amended by this act.”

Connecticut PA 19-12