Established in 1988, the National Center for History in the Schools (NCHS) quickly gained national recognition for coordinating a nation-wide effort to strengthen and standardize K-12 history education in the United States. The hallmark of the standards project was the collaboration between academic historians and classroom teachers. From this multi-year project, the NCHS produced the National Standards for History (1996), which outline shared content goals for the teaching of U.S. and world history in the United States.
Today, as part of the UCLA History Department's "Public History Initiative," NCHS continues to nurture ties between the historical profession and classroom teachers in an effort to improve and enliven the teaching of history at all levels. Through publications, professional development, and community engagement, NCHS links UCLA to teachers and students in Los Angeles and across the United States. We make the best thinking about U.S. and World History understandable for teachers and their students.
For more information about NCHS and the Standards, visit http://nchs.ucla.edu
Director: Toby Higbie
K-12 Outreach Coordinator: Dan Lynch
Program Coordinator: Cheryl Wilkinson