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Educators find ways to make the most of tablets

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 1:23pm
Educators are finding more interactive and collaborative ways to use tablets.  -More
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Iowa middle-schoolers create civil liberties mural

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 1:23pm
Students at an Iowa middle school, along with the help of two area artists, are creating a graffiti art mural for the school' -More
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Ohio elementary students explore African art, culture

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 1:23pm
Students at an Ohio elementary school recently learned about African art, music and culture through an exhibit rented by the  -More
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Becoming Integrated Thinkers: Case Studies in Elementary Social Studies -- New from NCSS Publications!

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 1:23pm
At a time when social studies is being curtailed in elementary schools, the contributors to this book show that it is still p -More
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Summer Webinar Series -- The Reconstruction Amendments: A Constitutional Revolution

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 1:23pm
This series of three webinars concerns the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments and the change in the Constitution that they repres -More
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History teacher reflects on 2nd year of flipped instruction

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 1:28pm
Using the flipped classroom model for history has had positives and challenges, 8th-grade history teacher Jody Passanisi writ -More
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Ga. teacher's students play game as prep for history exam

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 1:28pm
Georgia history teacher Sherri Darden's students recently participated in a game to prepare for the Georgia Milestones exam.  -More
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How teachers can get ready for the next school year

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 1:28pm
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Our nation's history - a new digital experience
The Idea of America™ is a digital, secondary U.S. history program that prepares students for active, engaged citizenship. With dynamic text, video, simulations and more to enrich curriculum and engage students, these 65 case studies span American history from pre-contact to the modern day to foster deep critical thinking, debate and communication. Learn More.

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How should schools serve "accelerated" students?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 1:28pm
There may be benefits to allowing advanced students to enter kindergarten early, to skip a grade or take a course above their -More
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Mich. school board reviews proposed social studies curriculum

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 1:28pm
The River Valley Board of Education in Michigan recently reviewed a proposed social studies curriculum for K-12 students that -More
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How opt-out effort in Minn. is affecting average test scores

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 1:28pm
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Revolutionize the way students learn social studies
As partners in education, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt™ and HISTORY® are changing the way students experience social studies. By delivering compelling content, we're connecting students to history through virtual experiences that are energizing, inspiring, and memorable. See history in action!

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How to enhance lessons with digital tools

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 1:28pm
Technology can kick teaching and learning into overdrive, suggests teacher Natalie McCutchen.  -More
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Mass. attorneys visit classrooms for Law Day

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 1:28pm
Fourth-graders at an East Boston elementary school learned about the legal profession during Law Day in the Schools activitie -More
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Idaho students rally to support Baltimore, positive police ties

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 1:28pm
Students at an Idaho high school recently held a rally to raise awareness about the need for a positive relationship between  -More
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Powerful and Authentic Social Studies: A Teacher Training Institute

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 1:28pm
Powerful and Authentic Social Studies (PASS) is a professional development program that trains social studies teachers in cur -More
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2014 NAGP Report on U.S. History, Geography, and Civics

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 1:28pm
The National Assessment Governing Board last week released the results of the NAEP 2014 U.S.  -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 1:28pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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Life shrinks or expands according to one's courage.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 1:28pm
Anais Nin, writer -More
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