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Digging deeper to teach about MLK

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 2:42pm
The Do Something Kindness & Justice Challenge offers an opportunity to create more meaningful middle-school lessons centered  -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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U.S. lawmakers prepare for hearing on standardized testing

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 2:42pm
A large part of the debate about overhauling No Child Left Behind will focus on scaling back standardized testing, according  -More
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Fla. lawmakers seek to improve testing system

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 2:42pm
Florida helped lead the way in the push to use students' test scores to grade schools, according to this article.  -More
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Mich. district's classrooms make a shift with 1-to-1 iPad initiative

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 2:42pm
All students in Swan Valley School District in Michigan this school year received iPads as part of a district one-to-one tech -More
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Students see Tenn.'s Supreme Court justices in action at session

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 2:42pm
Greeneville, Tenn., high-school students recently observed a live session of the Tennessee Supreme Court in which the justice -More
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Calif. after-school gardening program produces food for school meals

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 2:42pm
Students in a California elementary school have partnered with a community organization for an after-school garden project ca -More
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Teaching the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework: Exploring Inquiry-Based Instruction in Social Studies

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 2:42pm
An indispensable guide for teachers implementing the C3 Framework, this new book from NCSS Publications consists of model les -More
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NCSS professional development webinars

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 2:42pm
NCSS presents the 2015 Social Studies Professional Development Series.  -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 2:42pm
Check out the latest posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 2:42pm
Peter Drucker, Austrian-American writer and management consultant -More
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Model trains help Nev. educator teach about railroad history

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 2:46pm
Las Vegas elementary-school teacher Larry McKnight has incorporated his model trains hobby into lessons about the history of  -More
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How teachers can blend game-based, project-based learning

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 2:46pm
Quests and mini-games can help educators incorporate game-based learning into project-based lessons, education consultant And -More
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Obama administration issues guidance on ELL students' rights

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 2:46pm
President Barack Obama's administration recently released guidelines about the civil rights of English-language learners.  -More
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Can NYC's policy for mandatory flu vaccines for students help reduce spread?

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 2:46pm
New York has followed New Jersey and Connecticut by mandating flu shots for preschool children.  -More
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Teacher: Go beyond textbooks to teach social studies under Common Core

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 2:46pm
Textbooks alone will not allow teachers to meet the goals of Common Core State Standards in social studies and history, educa -More
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Time capsule placed by Samuel Adams, Paul Revere opened in Boston

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 2:46pm
Five newspapers, 23 coins, a George Washington medal, a colonial records replica and a silver plaque were taken this week fro -More
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