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Advocacy for Social Studies

NCSS Legislative Day-December 1

In light of the recent re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and pending appropriations legislation, NCSS announces Thursday, December 1 as an all­-day Legislative Day event that provides a unique opportunity for social studies educators to reach out directly to members of Congress about the issues that are important to our profession.

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Be an Advocate for Social Studies Education

There's no group better suited to be advocates for the social studies profession nor better equipped to communicate the importance of social studies education than social studies educators. NCSS's greatest resources in creating greater awareness of the importance of social studies education are our members and our councils. You have the best understanding of social studies; you are in every corner of the United States, and you can reach out to people throughout the country. It is vital that the field of social studies develop and deploy relationships that will protect and expand precious teaching time, scarce budgets, and the content and critical thinking skills that are part of social studies instruction. 

Become Informed about the Issues and Take Action

 Visit the NCSS Action Center to  signup up for alerts, see the latest calls-to-action, and find how to contact your representatives.  

How to be an Effective Advocate for Social Studies

NCSS Advocacy Toolkit

In this Tool Kit are numerous sample materials you can use to promote social studies education. An awareness campaign, works best with a grassroots approach. Using this kit, you can influence key audiences locally.

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