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Teachers reveal challenges of using digital games in class

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 2:25pm
A lack of time and administrative support are some of the primary challenges that teachers face when deciding to use games in -More
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Carter discusses discrimination, women's rights

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 2:25pm
Former President Jimmy Carter recently addressed violence and discrimination against girls and women during a talk at the Joh -More
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Texas 5th-graders raise money to help peers in other countries

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 2:25pm
Fifth-graders in a Texas elementary school's Helping Other People Everywhere club have spent the fall semester raising money  -More
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2014 NCSS Annual Conference presentations

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 2:25pm
Did you miss the annual conference, or are you looking for copies of materials from a conference session you attended?  -More
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Each One, Reach One

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 2:25pm
You can make NCSS a stronger organization.  -More
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Cast your vote for the 2014 Educators' Choice Content Award

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 2:25pm
SmartBlog on Education this year launched a monthly Editor's Choice Content Award, which recognizes content written by educat -More
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Bring ideas in and entertain them royally, for one of them may be the king.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 2:25pm
Mark Van Doren, American poet and scholar -More
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R.I. students study Thanksgiving from different perspectives

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:21pm
Some Rhode Island educators are expanding the view of Thanksgiving by encouraging students to look at the holiday from a vari -More
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How a teacher uses See-Wonder-Think to teach Greek mythology

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:21pm
Sixth-grade students in David Cooper's social studies class are learning about Greek mythology through lessons, including wor -More
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Education Department proposes rules for teacher training

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:21pm
Teacher-training programs would be required to track multiple measures for graduates under proposed rules recently released b -More
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Washington, D.C., seeks to expand blended-learning programs

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:21pm
More schools in Washington, D.C., are adopting blended-learning programs.  -More
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Texas high-school students participate in Congress Pilot Contest

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:21pm
High-school students in Texas recently participated in a mock legislative assembly during the University Interscholastic Leag -More
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Ind. students' food drive helps families in need

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:21pm
Third- and fourth-graders in the Spirit Club at Fairview Elementary School in Indiana recently collected 1,000 items during a -More
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From the Social Education archives: Harvest ceremony -- Beyond the Thanksgiving myth

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:21pm
While the modern story of Thanksgiving describes the original feast as a friendly gathering of neighbors, in reality it had m -More
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"Beyond Pilgrim Hats and Turkey Hands: Using Thanksgiving to Promote Citizenship and Activism"

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:21pm
In this article from the September/October 2010 "Social Studies and the Young Learner," the authors share four strategies to  -More
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SmartBrief will not publish Nov. 28

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:21pm
In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the NCSS SmartBrief will not publish on Friday, Nov. 28.  -More
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Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:21pm
Leo Rosten, Russian-American teacher and writer -More
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Journalist speaks on immigration, education at NCSS conference

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 2:55pm
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas spoke about his experiences as an undocumented immigrant in the U.S.  -More

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Conn. education board reviewing proposed social studies framework

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 2:55pm
Connecticut's Board of Education is reviewing a proposed social studies framework that is designed to lead students through a -More
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NCSS releases book of K-12 social studies lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 2:55pm
The National Council for the Social Studies has released a book of exemplary social studies lessons that K-12 teachers can us -More
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