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Mass. elementary-school students make case for would-be state groundhog

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 2:54pm
Students at Hunnewell Elementary School in Wellesley, Mass., recently spoke before state representatives to make their case f -More
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Social Studies for the Next Generation: Purposes, Practices, and Implications of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 2:54pm
New from NCSS Publications, this book breaks new ground with its inquiry-based framework for enhancing social studies state s -More
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The links between the C3 Framework and the NCSS National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 2:54pm
Like the NCSS national standards, which outline content and concepts for teachers and curriculum developers, the C3 Framework -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 2:54pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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Minn. library's History Hullabaloo to help students launch research projects

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 3:03pm
Sixth-grade students from Northfield Middle School in Minnesota are expected this weekend to start researching their National -More
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Using student presentations to teach questioning skills

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 3:03pm
Middle-grades educator Heather Wolpert-Gawron in this blog post describes a project in which she prepared her students to ask -More
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School districts adjust to new education-funding climate

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 3:03pm
In 2011, per-pupil spending fell for the first time in 40 years, according to the U.S.  -More
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Iowa state board to consider 3rd-grade reading mandate

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 3:03pm
The Iowa State Board of Education will consider a policy that requires third-graders who fail reading assessments to attend s -More
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Pa. district establishes "academy" to train teachers on technology

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 3:03pm
A school district in Pennsylvania is using a "Technology Academy" model to train teachers in technology without additional fu -More
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Possible budget cuts prompt student protest at Hawaii school

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 3:03pm
Possible cuts to the school library, including the reduction of a library media specialist's position to part-time, prompted  -More
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Students make, sell ceramic bowls to help pay for field trips

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 3:03pm
Students in second through sixth grades at Fireweed Academy in Homer, Alaska, have made ceramic bowls and plan to sell them f -More
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Call for proposals -- 2014 Annual Conference

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 3:03pm
NCSS is seeking proposals to present at the 2014 NCSS Annual Conference in Boston. The deadline to submit a proposal is Feb.  -More
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Be an NCSS leader! Serve on an NCSS Operations Committee

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 3:03pm
NCSS is seeking applicants to serve on NCSS Operations Committees.  -More
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Democracy is a small hard core of common agreement, surrounded by a rich variety of individual differences.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 3:03pm
James Conant, American chemist, university president and diplomat -More
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Pa. student's research project leads teacher to seek historical marker

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 3:19pm
Eighth-grader Dylan Haney's history research project has uncovered details of a little-known massacre that is believed to hav -More
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Students study Montana's ties to China, design tangram puzzles

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 3:19pm
Victor Elementary School's fifth- and sixth-graders who have been studying China's cultural influence on western Montana rece -More
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Ill. teachers co-author book on state highway

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 3:19pm
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Bring the Prohibition Era alive — Free Lesson Plan Download
January 16th marks the 95th anniversary of the ratification of the 18th Amendment and the beginning of the Prohibition Era. Download our totally free lesson plan on the Prohibition Era. Students will learn about the background of the 18th Amendment, the individuals who fought for and against Prohibition, and its eventual repeal — on December 5, 1933.

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