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C3: Creatively Communicate Results from an Inquiry

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 1:37pm
Join us on May 20 for this webinar that will feature C3 Teachers in action as they facilitate participant discussions about s -More
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NCSS awards

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 1:37pm
NCSS is accepting nominations and applications our 2014 awards and grants, including: Outstanding Social Studies Teachers of  -More
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Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 1:37pm
Kurt Vonnegut, American writer -More
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N.M. students explore history via letters written in 1967 by 8th-graders

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 1:52pm
Eighth-graders at Hermosa Middle School in New Mexico recently took a trip back in time as they read letters written by peers -More
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Blended learning supports students' individual needs

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 1:52pm
More teachers nationwide have adopted blended learning -- an instructional method that, in some cases, allows them to flip th -More
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Utah 6th-graders build miniature castles for lessons on medieval history

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 1:52pm
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Join us at Professional Development this Summer!
New professional development programs have been added this summer from the leaders in Holocaust Education. Model active and collaborative learning, address CCSS, and explore the medium of visual history testimony at a program near you or schedule a no-cost training program for your school district.

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Survey: Students, teachers, administrators weigh in on testing

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 1:52pm
The number of teachers and administrators who believe "just the right amount" of time is being spent on preparing students fo -More
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D.C. considers future of schools as NCLB waiver expires

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 1:52pm
The District of Columbia was granted a waiver two years ago from provisions under No Child Left Behind, and officials now are -More
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Tips for using social media to assess students' understanding

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 1:52pm
Social media can be used to gather real-time feedback on students' thoughts about academic concepts and their mastery of less -More
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Mass. middle-schoolers write legislation during social studies class

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 1:52pm
Students from Fairview Middle School in Chicopee, Mass., recently learned how a bill becomes a law and held a demonstration t -More
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Tenn. school's garden to serve multiple purposes

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 1:52pm
A Tennessee high school is working to establish a garden that will serve as a site for academic lessons and grow food that wi -More
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Engaging Social Studies Strategies for Achieving Excellence in the Common Core

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 1:52pm
This week's NCSS Tuesday Webinar is "Engaging Social Studies Strategies for Achieving Excellence in the Common Core." Present -More
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Volunteer opportunities

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 1:52pm
NCSS has opportunities for member volunteers to serve on NCSS Operations Committees and Award and Grant Selection Committee.  -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 1:52pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 1:52pm
John Wayne, American actor -More
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Students discover artifacts of 700-year-old aboriginal village

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 2:36pm
Students from Durham Catholic District School Board schools in Ontario, Canada, found and documented bones, tools, pottery an -More
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Ideas for giving students a real audience for their work

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 2:36pm
It is important for students to have an authentic audience for their work, including audiences outside of school, writes Dere -More
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