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Consider students' interests, real-world scenarios when creating history lessons

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
Understanding how history relates to everyday life is not always clear to adolescent students, but middle-school social studi -More
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Spring-inspired classroom lessons

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
With harsh winter weather giving way to spring, this blog post offers several ways teachers can use the season in classroom l -More
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Expanding Earth Day projects beyond April 22

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
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How Will you Commemorate Yom Hashoah this Year?
Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day, begins on the evening of April 27th. Echoes and Reflections includes visual history testimony from Holocaust survivors and other witnesses and addresses CCSS to help you teach about the Holocaust on this day of remembrance.

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Role of standardized testing to change in NYC schools

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
Under a recent decision, standardized test scores no longer will be the dominant factor in deciding whether students in third -More
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Experts eye struggling readers as potential dropouts in the future

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
Students' early struggles with reading harm their achievement in almost every subject and put them on a path to dropping out  -More
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Tips to help teachers leverage social media tools

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
Social media provides useful tools for teachers and students, along with some challenges, Kathy Cook, the director of educati -More
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Ga. students' plastic bags solution: Help the homeless

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
A group of high-school students from three Georgia schools took their study of plastic waste and turned it into an effort to  -More
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Ill. students lend their hands to cleaning up tornado-hit community

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
Students from Moline High School in Illinois recently traveled to another community in the state to help clean up after a dea -More
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NCSS webinar call for proposals

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
NCSS is looking to continue to bring the best online educational programming available to the social studies professional in  -More
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April President's Message

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
In his President's Message in the April 2014 The Social Studies Professional, Stephen Armstrong reviews the objectives that t -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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It is much easier to be a hero than a gentleman.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer -More
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Mich. elementary students take tour to learn about world cultures

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 1:39pm
More than 200 elementary-school students from two Michigan counties took an interactive cultural tour at Saginaw Valley State -More
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Middle-school teacher uses magazine column on inventions to teach nonfiction

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 1:39pm
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Texas education board rejects stand-alone Mexican-American studies course

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 1:39pm
The Texas Board of Education on Wednesday decided not to vote on a proposal to add an official state Mexican-American studies -More
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Obama to direct $100M for college-prep, apprenticeships

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 1:39pm
President Barack Obama on Monday announced a $100 million initiative to direct funds to schools and partner institutions nati -More
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How school districts can effectively upgrade wireless Internet

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 1:39pm
As school districts nationwide prepare for an influx of $3 billion in federal funds to improve wireless Internet connectivity -More
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Student-produced videos teach middle-schoolers about behavior

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 1:39pm
Students make videos about how to behave at school during an enrichment class that is part of a Michigan middle school's Posi -More
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