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District in Pa. opts for open-source materials

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:12pm
Schools nationwide are integrating more technology in the classroom.  -More
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Calif. students explore the world with pen pal program

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:12pm
Students at Westlake Elementary School in Santa Cruz, Calif., are learning about life in other countries by exchanging letter -More
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Canadian students cast ballots amid elections in Ontario

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:12pm
More than 14,000 students from schools across the Ontario, Canada, region were expected to cast ballots this week as part of  -More
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Are you a member?

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:12pm
NCSS provides the professional network and teaching resources to keep social studies a valued and vital part of the nation&rs -More
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NCSS awards -- Deadline extended

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:12pm
NCSS is accepting nominations and applications our 2014 awards and grants, including: Outstanding Social Studies Teachers of  -More
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I don't believe in luck -- I believe in preparation.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:12pm
Bobby Knight, American basketball coach -More
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How annotation can help students understand historical texts

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:04pm
Teaching students how to take notes as they read and study historical texts can encourage them to read and understand what th -More
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Bucket list lesson plan engages students in setting summer goals

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:04pm
A class of third-grade students recently was asked to create a bucket list of things they would like to do before the end of  -More
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Lower scores posted on 8th-grade social studies exam in Texas

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:04pm
Preliminary results of the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness social studies exam have been released, and accord -More
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Ohio to phase out exams in favor of common core tests

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:04pm
During the next few years, Ohio will phase out its existing graduation tests in favor of exams aligned with the Common Core S -More
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Are mobile apps the best option for summer learning?

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:04pm
Students are being encouraged to stay connected and learning over the summer using a growing library of educational mobile ap -More
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Ore. students collect data to support change in meal utensils, win award

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:04pm
Student council members at Helman Elementary School in Ashland, Ore., have won a city-sponsored sustainability competition fo -More
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Freedom Summer's 50th anniversary: Investigating the civil rights movement

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:04pm
This three-day workshop, July 30 to August 1, will provide a varied program of civil rights panelists, demonstration of the F -More
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Become a social studies leader

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:04pm
NCSS is seeking candidates for Vice President, and the Board of Directors.  -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:04pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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