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Neb. 4th-graders give "Hall of History" presentations about state

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 2:48pm
Fourth-graders at Washington Elementary School in Nebraska recently shared facts about their state during a "Hall of History" -More
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How collaboration can lead to student innovation

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 2:48pm
Collaboration is a major factor in encouraging innovation among students, according to middle-grades teacher Heather Wolpert- -More
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NYC schools to close for Muslim holy days

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 2:48pm
New York City is joining at least six other districts nationwide in closing schools for two Muslim holy days -- Eid al-Fitr a -More
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N.C. AP teachers use YouTube videos for snow-day learning

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 2:48pm
Some North Carolina teachers are helping their Advanced Placement students keep up with their studies during snow days by pos -More
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La. students exhibit art made of recycled materials

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 2:48pm
Art students from Glasgow Middle School in Louisiana have created an installation titled "Brilliant Solutions," which feature -More
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Archaeologists believe they've found the City of the Monkey God

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 2:48pm
Archaeologists believe they've discovered a long-rumored city referred to by names including City of the Monkey God in an und -More
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Webinar -- Tell Me A Story

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 2:48pm
The stories of individuals provide intimate perspectives on the life and character of a person perpetuating his or her indivi -More
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March TSSP

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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