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Link social studies standards with the Common Core State Standards

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:56pm
"Teaching Reading with the Social Studies Standards: Elementary Units that Integrate Great Books, Social Studies, and the Com -More
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Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:56pm
Get ready for the school year by applying for a Rho Kappa charter.  -More
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Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; argument an exchange of ignorance.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:56pm
Robert Quillen, American journalist -More
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2 Calif. high-school teachers develop immigration, U.S. history curriculum

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:54am
Some sophomores, juniors and seniors attending a California high school this fall will examine what it means to be an America -More
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Questions for teachers to pose to connect with parents

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:54am
Asking parents questions about their child and taking time to listen can help educators build a rapport with parents, transfo -More
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Md. residency program strives to prepare, retain talented educators

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:54am
The Baltimore-based Urban Teacher Center operates a type of residency program for new teachers.  -More
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4 ways to develop a professional learning network

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:54am
It is possible for educators to develop a professional learning network both online via Twitter or mobile applications such a -More
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Is gaming taking learning to the next level?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:54am
Gaming in education appears to have found the right combination of challenge and engagement to make it an effective learning  -More
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N.Y. students create artwork depicting history for graphic novel

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:54am
Students participating in a summer literacy project in Buffalo, N.Y., created artwork for the History of Buffalo Graphic Nove -More
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Online campaign raises $71K for food bank near Ferguson

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:54am
Civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo., has shuttered schools for several days, leading a North Carolina teacher to worry that student -More
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Become a CAEP Program reviewer

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:54am
NCSS seeks members to serve as reviewers of university social studies teacher education programs for the Council for the Accr -More
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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:54am
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More
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Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: It is character.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:54am
Albert Einstein, German-American theoretical physicist -More
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Calif. student's History Day paper becomes part of online curriculum

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:17pm
California eighth-grader Jessica Stump's award-winning History Day paper about Henrietta Lacks, a woman whose cells have been -More
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How to break the ice with students on the 1st day of school

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:17pm
The first day of school can bring up anxiety and there are ways to calm fears with some fun icebreaker activities, sixth-grad -More
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Fla. district's students to make cross-curricular connections

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:17pm
Students in a Florida school district will receive cross-curricular instruction in English, math and social studies to promot -More
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Colo. establishes cut scores for social studies, science exams

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:17pm
The Colorado State Board of Education has approved a range of cut scores for new online science and social studies assessment -More
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Overcoming anxiety to become tech fluent

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:17pm
Technology cannot benefit the classroom unless teachers have the digital fluency essential to embed tech tools seamlessly int -More
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