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Pa. 8th-graders create oral histories with iPads

February 15, 2017 - 1:00pm
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Students increasingly engaged in politics

February 15, 2017 - 1:00pm
Teachers say their middle- and high-school students are more engaged than ever in politics.  -More
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Schools support students of incarcerated parents

February 15, 2017 - 1:00pm
Incarceration of a parent touches the lives of about 1 in 28 children, according to the National Resource Center on Children  -More
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Getting Social blog

February 15, 2017 - 1:00pm
This week, NCSS Executive Director Larry Paska focuses on the second century of social studies as we know it. Read more.
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NCSS board and officer elections

February 15, 2017 - 1:00pm
Tina Heafner, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, has been elected vice president of National Counc
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Pa. high-schoolers' QR codes teach history

February 13, 2017 - 1:22pm
Students at a Pennsylvania high school are helping produce online videos about local history for a mobile technology project. -More
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Teacher: Let students know they are valued

February 13, 2017 - 1:22pm
Teachers should work to create a classroom community in which students know they are safe and valued, writes Julie Jee, who t -More
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5th-graders use PBL to study environment

February 13, 2017 - 1:22pm
Fifth-grade students at a Florida elementary school are tackling real-world problems through project-based learning.  -More
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Ideas for ensuring testing benefits all

February 13, 2017 - 1:22pm
Standardized testing is a reality, and while some might feel cynical or apathetic about this, there is room for positive acti -More
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Training allows Pa. teachers to test VR tools

February 13, 2017 - 1:22pm
Twenty-four social studies teachers in Pennsylvania were introduced to virtual-reality tools.  -More
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Wis. students learn how a bill becomes a law

February 13, 2017 - 1:22pm
Eighth-grade civics students at a Wisconsin school recently learned how a bill becomes a law during an exercise led by State  -More
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Researchers find cave that may have once held more Dead Sea Scrolls

February 13, 2017 - 1:22pm
A cave that may have once contained more Dead Sea Scrolls has been found in the Judean Desert.  -More
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Advocacy call to action: support funding for ESEA grants

February 13, 2017 - 1:22pm
The social studies community was thrilled when the Every Student Succeeds Act created multiple new competitive grants to supp
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NCSS 2017 webinar series

February 13, 2017 - 1:22pm
Expand your professional portfolio with these enriching and engaging online learning opportunities from NCSS.
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A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.

February 13, 2017 - 1:22pm
Mahatma Gandhi, social reformer and independence movement leader
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N.J. students study, tackle community issues

February 10, 2017 - 1:30pm
Students at a New Jersey high school recently highlighted issues they care about and shared their ideas for solutions as part -More
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How to increase students' global awareness

February 10, 2017 - 1:30pm
Raising students' global awareness can help them understand the world and the US' role in it, writes author David Bornstein.  -More
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