Humanities Out There (HOT) was founded in 1997 as an educational partnership between UCI’s School of Humanities and the Santa Ana Unified School District, in cooperation with UCI’s Center for Educational Partnerships and UCI’s California History-Social Science Project. With funding assistance from GEAR UP Santa Ana and an NEH grant, UC Irvine history graduate students collaborated with K-12 teacher and university faculty consultants to develop and revise lessons for publication. The curricula has been distributed to teachers throughout California and the nation and has been featured in the newsletter of the Organization of American Historians.

 

The HOT curriculum has been aligned with both the California content standards and the Common Core State standards for History and Social Science. The lessons include a rich variety of primary and secondary sources and reflect the Common Core standards’ emphasis on high level comprehension skills, textual and visual analysis and writing instruction. The materials are designed to be user-friendly, ready to be photocopied and distributed to students. The packets also include lists of books, films, and internet resources that provide either practical background information or materials that can be adapted easily for use in classrooms. Due to copyright restrictions on website availability, the CHSSP cannot offer the entire curricula on this site. However, you may request a free copy of the curricula by contacting our site director Nicole Gilbertson. In your message, please specify which grade-level curricula you would like to receive. The materials are now available digitally as well as on CD-ROM. The following is a comprehensive list of HOT lessons by grade level and include links to a chart of corresponding CCSS standards.


Humanities Out There (HOT) Curricula by Grade

7th Grade World History (published summer 2005)
• Atlantic Crossings
• Exchange and Interaction in Medieval Europe
• The Emergence and Spread of Islam
• Humanistic Inquiry in Early Modern Europe
• Medieval African Kingship
• Paper and Printing: The Exchange of Ideas
• Why Do We Study History?

HOT Lessons Common Core Standards Alignment Grade 7

8th Grade World History

Early United States History:

  • A Nation is Born
    • A Diverse Nation
    • A Divided Nation
    • An Expanding Nation
    • Looking West: Perspectives on a Changing Nation

HOT Lessons Common Core Standards Alignment Grade 8

10th Grade World History
Early Modern World History:
• How Do We Know the World? Introduction to Historical Investigation
• Colonial Encounters 1450-1800
• How is the World Tied Together? The History of Sugar 1450-1833
• Building the State: Architecture and Government, 1661-1715
• The French Revolution and Citizenship 1789-1791

Nineteenth-century World History:
• What Makes a Nation? 1795-1879
• Working in the Industrial World, 1750-1870
• The World the Industrial Revolution Made, 1750-1914
• The Industrial Revolution: Japan, 1868-1912
• Social Reform and Suffrage: Women’s Activism, 1871-1914
• New Imperialism: Reasons for Having an Empire, 1800-1910
• New Imperialism: Africa, 1884-1914
• New Imperialism: Europe’s Empire at Home 1800-1910
• Twentieth-century World History: A Century of Total War: Mobilizing People and Industry, 1914-1945
• A Century of Total War: Experience and Remembrance, 1914-1945
• Introducing the Cold War, 1943-1989 The Chinese Revolutions, 1949-1989
• Five Cases of Genocide in the Twentieth Century

Twentieth-century World History:
• A Century of Total War: Mobilizing People and Industry, 1914-1945
• A Century of Total War: Experience and Remembrance, 1914-1945
• Introducing the Cold War, 1943-1989
• The Chinese Revolutions, 1949-1989
• Five Cases of Genocide in the Twentieth Century

HOT Lessons Common Core Standards Alignment Grade 10

 

11th Grade U.S. History

US History, 1750-1850:
Equality and Social Power in Early America

US History, 1850-1900
California and Western Conquest, 1850-1900
Industrial Revolution, Modern Economy, & Transformation of Am. Lives
Gold on the Sidewalk: An Immigrant Story, 1880-1910

US History 1900-1945:
Red Scare! The Palmer Raids and Civil Liberties, 1917-1921
Equal Rights? The Women’s Movement, 1920-1982
Music that Scared America: The Early Days of Jazz, 1840-1930
Creating Economic Citizenship: The Depression and the New Deal- Part I 1930-1950
Creating Economic Citizenship: The Depression and the New Deal- Part II 1930-1950

US History, 1945-1990:
The Cold War: Containment at Home and Abroad
On the Brink: From the Bay of Pigs to the Cuban Missile Crisis

HOT Lessons Common Core Standards Alignment Grade 11