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Geography students in Texas examine terrorism for class project

NCSS Smartbrief - January 22, 2016 - 1:09pm
A world geography teacher in Dallas is using recent events to engage students in thoughtful discussions about terrorism.  -More
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How to use "Star Wars" in the classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - January 22, 2016 - 1:09pm
Teachers can use the "Star Wars" films to teach multiple subjects, Tim Chartier and Michael Gonchar write in this blog post.  -More
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ESSA may put more financial pressure on states

NCSS Smartbrief - January 22, 2016 - 1:09pm
States have more authority under the Every Student Succeeds Act, but some experts predict challenges because of staffing and  -More
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Wis. district changes curriculum to boost global learning

NCSS Smartbrief - January 22, 2016 - 1:09pm
A Wisconsin school district has revised its social studies curriculum to ensure ninth-grade students are learning more about  -More
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Microsoft to launch new version of Minecraft for schools

NCSS Smartbrief - January 22, 2016 - 1:09pm
Minecraft: Education Edition will be available to schools this summer.  -More
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Agriculture curriculum grows modern in urban, suburban districts

NCSS Smartbrief - January 22, 2016 - 1:09pm
Agriculture programs are on the rise in urban and suburban areas, where students can explore topics ranging from small-scale  -More
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Calif. 4th-grade students visit with penguins via Skype

NCSS Smartbrief - January 22, 2016 - 1:09pm
Fourth-grade students in California recently participated in a 30-minute Skype session to learn about penguins in Antarctica  -More
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C3 Framework resources

NCSS Smartbrief - January 22, 2016 - 1:09pm
Learn more about the instructional shifts needed to help students achieve the goals of the new ELA/literacy Common Core State -More
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Wis. students research war veterans, write vignettes for park

NCSS Smartbrief - January 20, 2016 - 1:26pm
A group of students in a Wisconsin high school's history/archaeology club is meeting after school to research and write insc -More
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Teachers use projects to combine science, social studies

NCSS Smartbrief - January 20, 2016 - 1:26pm
Two fifth-grade teachers at an Illinois school integrated science and engineering into social studies by having students cons -More
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Using a card game to deepen history lessons with empathy

NCSS Smartbrief - January 20, 2016 - 1:26pm
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Reader's Theater Engages Students in Social Studies
Bring Social Studies to life in your classroom with multi-leveled Reader's Theater scripts about key topics for Grades 1-8. Each script has roles at a range of reading levels to accommodate diverse learners, making grade-level Social Studies content accessible and increasing student involvement through active and effective learning. FREE Sampler.

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How social media can help teachers enhance PD

NCSS Smartbrief - January 20, 2016 - 1:26pm
The midyear point allows educators to take stock of professional-development goals and progress.  -More
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Should teachers' PD be differentiated?

NCSS Smartbrief - January 20, 2016 - 1:26pm
Professional development for teachers should be differentiated -- just as teaching for students is personalized, math coach P -More
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Should schools replace snow days with e-learning days?

NCSS Smartbrief - January 20, 2016 - 1:26pm
Some school districts nationwide -- including in Indiana, Alabama and Ohio -- have adopted e-learning days.  -More
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Location of 1692 Salem witch trial hangings confirmed

NCSS Smartbrief - January 20, 2016 - 1:26pm
The exact site of the hangings resulting from the 1692 Salem witch trials has been confirmed using a mix of historical docume -More
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Ind. students get first chance at lunch leftovers

NCSS Smartbrief - January 20, 2016 - 1:26pm
The Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp.  -More
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