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N.J. seventh-graders learn about tribal culture in African history class

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
Seventh-graders at Henry C.  -More
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Tips for first-time conference attendees

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
We've put together some suggestions to help first-time attendees get the most from their experience at the NCSS Annual Confer -More
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Volunteers needed for NCSS Committees

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
NCSS is seeking applicants to serve on NCSS Operations Committees.  -More
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We adore chaos because we love to produce order.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
M.C. Escher, Dutch graphic artist -More
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Social studies teachers bring headlines into the classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 1:46pm
Social studies teachers can find lesson plans from current events, with discussions that encourage students to express their  -More
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Ill. middle-schoolers Skype with "Flying Classroom" pilot

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 1:46pm
Sixth-graders at Gompers Middle School in Illinois recently chatted with pilot Barrington Irving via Skype in his "Flying Cla -More
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Pa. high-schoolers can graduate with associate degrees

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 1:46pm
A program in Chester County, Pa., allows students to earn their two-year associate degrees while pursuing high-school diploma -More
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Shift to blended learning can be challenging for veteran teachers

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 1:46pm
Transitioning to blended learning can be challenging for experienced teachers, who may have been successful with other teachi -More
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N.J. students raise money, buy school supplies for students in Darfur

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 1:46pm
Advanced Placement history students at Mount Olive High School in New Jersey are helping schoolchildren in Darfur, Sudan, thr -More
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Maps may document Marco Polo trip to Alaskan coast

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 1:46pm
Researchers are studying a set of parchment maps and texts for clues about Marco Polo's 13th-century travels and to determine -More
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Annual Conference speaker -- Karen Korematsu

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 1:46pm
Karen Korematsu is the daughter of the late Fred T. Korematsu and in 2009 co-founded the Fred T.  -More
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Premium subscriptions to NCSS journals

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 1:46pm
NCSS is offering premium institutional subscriptions to our journals Social Education and Social Studies and the Young Learne -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 1:46pm
Check out the latest posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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Maine students research, digitize historical documents

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 1:35pm
Students from Spruce Mountain High School in Maine, participants in a grant-funded project, are donning gloves to research an -More
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A teacher's guide to introducing design-thinking

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 1:35pm
"The Most Magnificent Thing" by Ashley Spires is a book that inspired Kriscia Cabral to engage her students in design-thinkin -More

Free Online Course for Social Studies Teachers
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Colo. board moves ahead with curriculum review as NCSS, others object

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 1:35pm
The Jefferson County, Colo., Board of Education has moved ahead with a proposed review of the Advanced Placement U.S.  -More
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