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A thing well done is worth doing.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:20pm
Hugh Leonard, Irish dramatist -More
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Ill. students to connect online with peers in Ireland

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:25pm
Community officials and leaders of a parochial elementary school in Peoria, Ill., are developing a cultural exchange with a s -More
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How teachers can use home visits to get to know students

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:25pm
Making a home visit is one of the best ways for teachers to better understand their students and improve relationships, asser -More

Text-Dependent Comprehension of Social Studies Content
Social Studies books for grades K-8 each have an accompanying Text-Dependent Comprehension Card, which provides questions that prompt students to develop evidence-based answers. These unique resources help you improve the understanding of grade-level Social Studies content and engage students in creating effective written responses. FREE sampler.

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Tips to get the most out of professional-learning communities

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:25pm
Education blogger and high-school teacher Paul Barnwell in this blog post poses five questions he says teachers and administr -More
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Educator: Effective teacher PD drives students' achievement

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:25pm
Quality professional-development programs for teachers are the single greatest thing that educators can do to help students l -More
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BYOD helps more districts support one-to-one programs

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:25pm
More school districts are inviting students to bring and use their digital devices in the classroom as part of bring-your-own -More
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Scientists in Va. to fold social studies into climate research

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:25pm
Researchers in Virginia will investigate population growth and the economy, among other topics, as part of a federal grant-fu -More
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S.C. students to plant sequoia trees for the environment, boost tourism

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:25pm
A group of high-school students in Lexington County, S.C., will plant, care for and keep records on foot-tall sequoia tree se -More
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Answering Ferguson in the Social Studies Classroom: A perspective from St. Louis

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:25pm
In this special article for Socialstudies.org, Alexander Cuenca, an NCSS member in St.  -More
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NCSS Annual Conference speaker -- Eric Foner

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:25pm
Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, is one of the country's most prominent historians.  -More

Assistant or Associate Professor in Social Studies Education
Plymouth State University

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Constitution Day brings civics lessons, activities

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:54pm
Teachers across the U.S. are recognizing Constitution Day -- officially observed Sept.  -More
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How teens' development affects their decision-making capacity

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:54pm
Adolescents' development in three areas -- identity, independence and peer relationships -- forms their sense of self, writes -More
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New SAT to align with common core

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:54pm
Students in the class of 2017 will take an overhauled SAT that seeks to redefine what it means to become college ready.  -More
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Backlash against "testing culture" grows in Fla.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:54pm
Tests are administered on 80 of the school year's 180 days in Florida, and now, some teachers and parents in one district are -More
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More teachers use video games as a teaching tool

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:54pm
Teachers increasingly are using video games to deliver academic lessons in the classroom, but even as their popularity as a t -More
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