At History San José (HSJ)
, each of our school programs is innovative, interactive, and written in alignment with the Common Core State Standards and the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards. At HSJ we share the unique stories of our sites; provide accounts of real individuals in history; and encourage discussion, questioning, and active involvement for all students to help them better understand the past. We particularly focus on creating lessons that help students activate their empathy muscle. From our experience, teaching kids empathy through the lens of history has the capacity to transform their lives for the better and provide positive social change in schools and communities.