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Mo. civics initiative seeks to give U.S. citizenship exam to high-school students

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:20pm
The Missouri Civics Education Initiative seeks to increase civic education in the state by giving the U.S.  -More
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N.Y. Regents considers allowing career test instead of history exam

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:20pm
The New York State Board of Regents is considering allowing high-school students to skip a final history test in favor of tak -More
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Which mobile apps are being used by teachers?

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:20pm
School technologists and teachers are using digital tools and mobile applications to improve teaching and collaboration.  -More
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Wyo. 4th-graders learn about agriculture, food production

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:20pm
About 700 fourth-grade students in a Wyoming district are to learn about agriculture, where their food comes from and other t -More
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2 Mich. students sell lemonade, collect donations to help charity

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:20pm
Two fifth-grade girls in Michigan recently presented a donation to Habitat for Humanity.  -More
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Scholarships for first-time NCSS Annual Conference attendees

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:20pm
National Council for the Social Studies believes that high quality professional development is important to the professional  -More

$125,000 Salary for Master Social Studies Middle School Teachers!
The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School

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A thing well done is worth doing.

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:20pm
Hugh Leonard, Irish dramatist -More
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Ill. students to connect online with peers in Ireland

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:25pm
Community officials and leaders of a parochial elementary school in Peoria, Ill., are developing a cultural exchange with a s -More
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How teachers can use home visits to get to know students

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:25pm
Making a home visit is one of the best ways for teachers to better understand their students and improve relationships, asser -More

Text-Dependent Comprehension of Social Studies Content
Social Studies books for grades K-8 each have an accompanying Text-Dependent Comprehension Card, which provides questions that prompt students to develop evidence-based answers. These unique resources help you improve the understanding of grade-level Social Studies content and engage students in creating effective written responses. FREE sampler.

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Tips to get the most out of professional-learning communities

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:25pm
Education blogger and high-school teacher Paul Barnwell in this blog post poses five questions he says teachers and administr -More
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Educator: Effective teacher PD drives students' achievement

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:25pm
Quality professional-development programs for teachers are the single greatest thing that educators can do to help students l -More
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BYOD helps more districts support one-to-one programs

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:25pm
More school districts are inviting students to bring and use their digital devices in the classroom as part of bring-your-own -More
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Scientists in Va. to fold social studies into climate research

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:25pm
Researchers in Virginia will investigate population growth and the economy, among other topics, as part of a federal grant-fu -More
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S.C. students to plant sequoia trees for the environment, boost tourism

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:25pm
A group of high-school students in Lexington County, S.C., will plant, care for and keep records on foot-tall sequoia tree se -More
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Answering Ferguson in the Social Studies Classroom: A perspective from St. Louis

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:25pm
In this special article for Socialstudies.org, Alexander Cuenca, an NCSS member in St.  -More
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NCSS Annual Conference speaker -- Eric Foner

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:25pm
Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, is one of the country's most prominent historians.  -More

Assistant or Associate Professor in Social Studies Education
Plymouth State University

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