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Mich. students to write biographies of the elderly for service-learning course

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:54pm
A group of Michigan high-school students are participating in an elective service-learning course that pairs them with elderl -More
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What Constitution Day means and why it matters

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:54pm
The September 2014 "Social Education" puts the spotlight on past and present civic challenges.  -More
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Constitution Day resources

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:54pm
Constitution Day is Sept. 17. NCSS has collected a list of resources from our publications, and other organizations.  -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:54pm
Check out the latest posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More

Assistant or Associate Professor in Social Studies Education
Plymouth State University

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Look for a way to lift someone up. If that's all you do, it's enough.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:54pm
Elizabeth Lesser, American entrepreneur -More
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Ill. students, teachers work together on cemetery project

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
A group of Illinois high-school students last year began a project to restore headstones on the graves of seven Civil War sol -More
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What teachers can do to prepare for back-to-school night

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
Back-to-school night is right around the corner for many educators and, in this blog post, Lily Jones shares nine reminders a -More
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Study: Aerobic exercise improves children's attention, mood

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
Among children at risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, aerobic exercises before the beginning of the school day -More
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Pa. district to reduce testing time for elementary grades

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
Officials in Pittsburgh Public Schools will reduce testing by as much as half in kindergarten through fifth grades to help en -More
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How 1 mobile device can transform the classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
Teachers don't need a suite of smartphones or a tablet for every student to make an impact with iPads and iPhones, asserts Ch -More
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N.Y. state museum opens "Family Room" exhibit honoring 9/11 victims

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
The New York State Museum in Albany has opened the "Family Room," an exhibit of personal tributes and items that once filled  -More
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Tenn. 5th-grade artists create new city limit signs

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
Fifth-grade art students at Friendsville Elementary School in Tennessee recently created drawings with a hometown theme that  -More
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The Social Studies Professional

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
The September issue of The Social Studies Professional, the NCSS newsletter, is available for download.  -More
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NCSS awarded Gates Foundation Grant

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
NCSS has been awarded a grant from the Gates Foundation as part of a robust, multi-network effort to support teachers as they -More

Assistant or Associate Professor in Social Studies Education
Plymouth State University

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It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
Brian Tracy, Canadian entrepreneur -More
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Fla. schools mark anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks with personal stories, programs

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:57pm
Social studies teacher Bobbi Jo Grieve shared her personal memories and connections to the attacks of Sept.  -More
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How teachers can encourage positive attitudes about school

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:57pm
The start of a school year can be a negative experience for some students, writes Richard Curwin, director of the graduate pr -More

ECHOES and REFLECTIONS Leaders in Holocaust Education
More than 22,000 teachers have learned how Echoes and Reflections prepares teachers to teach the complex history of the Holocaust in a way that stimulates engagement, critical thinking and personal understanding among students. Learn more on our website.

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Mont. teachers connect on Twitter for PD, peer support

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:57pm
Montana has adopted its own educator hashtag, #mtedchat, and more teachers are using it as they connect on Twitter, post link -More
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