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March TSSP

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 2:48pm
The March issue of The Social Studies Professional is now available for download! Get TSSP. -More
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The sweetest of all sounds is praise.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 2:48pm
Xenophon, historian -More
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Educators learn new ways to teach students about the Holocaust

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:39pm
Educators recently gathered at Duke University to learn how resources from nonprofit institute Centropa could help them teach -More
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How photos can help students learn close reading, analytical skills

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:39pm
This blog post offers a roundup of teacher experiences and lesson ideas to help students develop close reading and analytical -More
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Texas 3rd-graders create, sell products during social studies lesson

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:39pm
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Reader's Theater Engages Students in Social Studies
Bring Social Studies to life in your classroom with multi-leveled Reader's Theater scripts about key topics for Grades 1-8. Each script has roles at a range of reading levels to accommodate diverse learners, making grade-level Social Studies content accessible and increasing student involvement through active and effective learning. FREE Sampler.

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Iowa middle-grades educators test competency-based learning

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:39pm
Three intermediate educators in an Iowa school district are piloting a competency-based education model in their classrooms.  -More
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How some schools are navigating anti-testing initiatives

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:39pm
Parents and students in some states, including New Jersey, New York and Colorado, have opted out of standardized testing conn -More
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Tips to help educators wade through technology options

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:39pm
Rapid integration of technology can leave some educators confused about how best to proceed in their classrooms.  -More
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Calif. high-schoolers mentor younger students via video, posters

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:39pm
A group of California high-school students are reaching out to middle-schoolers to offer social support during their transiti -More
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N.J. students pitch service projects for "Shark Tank"-inspired competition

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:39pm
Students of a New Jersey high school are pitching community-service project ideas for a contest styled after the ABC televisi -More
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Religion, social studies and you

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:39pm
This four-part webinar series will focus on ways to incorporate inclusive pedagogical approaches for addressing different fai -More
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NCSS members -- Remember to vote!

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:39pm
The 2015 NCSS Board of Directors election is open through March 15. If you are an NCSS member who held membership as of Dec.  -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:39pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:39pm
Alice Roosevelt Longworth, writer -More
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Va. students learn about African-American soldiers of Revolutionary War

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:12pm
Students at Lucy Addison Middle School in Virginia recently researched historical documents online to learn about the estimat -More
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Teachers share instructional approach to Black History Month

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:12pm
Teaching African-American history has improved over the years, but more still must be done, some educators in Oklahoma say.  -More
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FCC approves Net neutrality rules

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:12pm
The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 Thursday to adopt Net neutrality rules that will affect Internet users everyw -More
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Some state lawmakers question AP U.S. History course

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:12pm
Lawmakers in some states have taken steps to replace or review Advanced Placement U.S.  -More
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