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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:37pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More
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Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:37pm
Stephen Covey, American writer and educator -More
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Wash. state librarian, teacher collaborate on oral history project

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Carrie Bowman, a librarian in Washington state, reached out to high-school global studies teacher Mike Radow with an idea for -More
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How to ask questions to develop higher-order thinking in students

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Students often are not asked a range of questions in the classroom that promote higher-order thinking and help them reach the -More
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Conn. issues guidance to schools on developing social studies curriculum

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Connecticut's Board of Education recently issued guidance that aims to help create a curriculum that includes economics, geog -More
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Calif. district to require ethnic-studies courses for graduation

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
The El Rancho Board of Education in California recently agreed to make ethnic-studies courses a graduation requirement, start -More
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Can tech tools improve the grading process?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Google Drive tools enable teachers to provide individualized and timely feedback, while engaging students in self-reflection, -More
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Pa. students learn about art while painting murals

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Students who are a part of the Moving the Lives of Kids Community Mural Project in Pittsburgh are learning art concepts while -More
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Colo. woman completes Amelia Earhart's last flight plan

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
A former television reporter, named for the famed aviator Amelia Earhart, finished a journey of more than 28,000 miles around -More
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Nominations due tomorrow for the Robert H. Jackson Center Award for Teaching Justice

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
The Robert H. Jackson Center and the National Council for the Social Studies announce the 2014 Robert H.  -More
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NCSS state and local councils

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Are you a member of your NCSS Affiliated State Council? See the full list on our website. -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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There's a great power in words, if you don't hitch too many of them together.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Josh Billings, American humorist -More
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Legos help Conn. 4th-graders tell U.S. history

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:24pm
Fourth-graders in a Connecticut school are participating in a three-year pilot program in which they use Lego blocks to depic -More
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U.K. students write, deliver letters honoring WWI soldiers

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:24pm
Students from Wallasey School in the United Kingdom recently visited the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey in  -More
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How to use a maker mindset to approach project-based learning

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:24pm
Educator Patrick Waters suggests in this blog post that teachers combine two hot trends in education -- project-based learnin -More
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U.S. Department of Education unveils Excellent Educators for All Initiative

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:24pm
The Department of Education recently announced its Excellent Educators for All Initiative, which seeks to place more top teac -More
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