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N.M. 6th-graders learn civics by studying district's reorganization plan

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:31pm
Sixth-graders at a New Mexico school have spent recent weeks studying their school district's reorganization plans as part of -More
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Common Core Literacy in History and Social Studies: Now What?

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:31pm
Join us Tuesday, April 8, for our next NCSS Tuesday Webinar.  -More
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About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:31pm
Gloria Pitzer, American writer -More
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Md. students' history fair projects tackle tough topics

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:56pm
Students in Calvert County, Md., recently presented projects in the county's history fair and took on subjects such as child  -More
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Wyo. social studies students to take historical tour of D.C.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:56pm
Students from McCormick Junior High School in Cheyenne, Wyo., this summer will travel to Washington, D.C., to learn more abou -More
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Educator calls for hybrid roles to help build teacher-leaders

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:56pm
Education reform often is planned on the front end with little input from teachers, elementary-school teacher Justin Minkel w -More
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How connected learning is reshaping today's classrooms

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:56pm
Technology has opened the door to a vast world of information access for students and teachers, high-school teacher and EdTec -More
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Why teachers have a duty to teach technology skills

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:56pm
Not all students enter the classroom with the technology skills they need to succeed, writes educator Renee Moore.  -More
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Utah governor signs bill backed by elementary-school's students

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:56pm
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a bill into law that changes the state tree from a spruce to a quaking aspen.  -More
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Pen-pal program builds more than writing skills for Ohio students

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:56pm
Students from a Youngstown, Ohio, elementary school have been working on their writing and social skills while corresponding  -More
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Social Studies Advocacy Webinars

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:56pm
On Jan.  -More
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April 2014 TSSP

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:56pm
The April 2014 issue of The Social Studies Professional, the newsletter for members of the National Council for the Social St -More
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How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:56pm
Benjamin Disraeli, former British prime minister -More
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How to create thoughtful history, social studies lesson plans

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
Finding a balance between spontaneity and well-crafted lesson plans for social studies and history can be a challenge, especi -More
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Australian students explore personal family ties to WWI service members

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
A renewed interest in history is taking place at Goondiwindi State High School on the New South Wales-Queensland border in Au -More
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Calif. students study life story of Cesar Chavez

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
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Connecting with the Past
The Ashbrook Center sponsors a series of colloquia at historic sites that invite teachers to connect with key people and ideas from American history. During a recent colloquium at Mount Vernon, teachers connected with our first president on a deeper level. Their inspiring takeaways can be found here.

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Educators' group opposes ending some social studies tests in Okla.

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
The Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies has expressed opposition to a state Senate bill that would end the mandate for th -More
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