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RE:Finance Committee Charter from Audit and Finance Committee

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 1:49am
From : eGroups>>NCSS Board of Directors
Since any action on this will take place at the next BOD meeting, it comes under my term. I had already placed it on the agenda and have exchanged emails with Karen B and Brenda. There is no need to be concerned.

SueB

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Sue Blanchette
NCSS President Elect
Dallas TX
Email: sblanchette@ncss.org
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Finance Committee Charter from Audit and Finance Committee

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 12:12am
From : eGroups>>NCSS Board of Directors

Dear Board,

On Tuesday, June 14, 2011, the following email was sent from the Audit and Finance Committee.  As we have not had any response from Steve as to how to procedure with a discussion and vote, and because we were tasked with completing the charter before the end of the fiscal and board year,  I am sending it to [More]

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Finance Committee Charter from Audit and Finance Committee

RE:"When it comes to history . . . "

Tue, 06/14/2011 - 11:43am
From : eGroups>>NCSS Board of Directors
Last night I had a conversation with my teenage son about the importance of reading history and various news sources to provide context and insight.  His response was "Mom, that is old school.  We only want to read about what interests us.  The internet is about connecting ideas and a network of real time information.  You can get what you want when you need it."  While he has a point, I wonder at what cost the instant access to information has come.  How do you [More]

Review and Comment on the NAEP U.S. History Results Released Today

Tue, 06/14/2011 - 11:28am
From : eGroups>>Social Studies Advocacy
This message has been cross posted to the following eGroups: Social Studies Advocacy and NCSS Affiliates .
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We invite you to review and comment about the results of the NAEP U.S. History results released today. Below is the statement released by NCSS this morning on the results of these assessments.
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21st Century Readiness Act Introduced by Senators Kagan and Snowe

Tue, 06/14/2011 - 12:53am
From : eGroups>>Citizenship Community
S. 1175 to enable states and school districts to use federal funds to prepare students for engaged citizenship and success in college and career attainment. Check it out at http://www.p21.org/index2.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=993&pop=1&page=0&Itemid=64 ------------------------------------------- Michelle Herczog Consultant III, History-Social Science Los Angeles County Office of Education Culver City CA -------------------------------------------

Arne's Article

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 7:32pm
From : eGroups>>NCSS Teachers Lounge--Open Discussion for NCSS Members
Fascinated by Mr. Duncan's use of words. In 2008 "The Myth & Reality of NCLB" was published. I contributed a chapter entitled "Unintended Consequences". In my chapter I cited Lortie as the originator of the term. In my chapter I discuss science and social science as the stepchildren of the curriculum under the demands of NCLB. 
I am thrilled that Mr. Duncan wrote an article that raises consciousness on the integral role of social studies in the curriculum. In the new [More]

I"m sorry

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 9:09am
From : eGroups>>NCSS Board of Directors

I am so, so sorry I missed the conference call.  I was traveling and I took two cell phones to ensure I'd have battery life while in transit.  I pestered Tim to get all the information early so that I would have what I needed to call in.  And then the day of the call (Imagine six women in a car with all their gear....packing and unpacking....), I asked my travel mate to hold the paperwork while I loaded some things.  Long story short, the paper got passed among others and [More]

We Need Your Input About the Website

Fri, 05/20/2011 - 10:55am
From : eGroups>>NCSS Board of Directors

One of the priorities of the board that was approved at the March 2011 meeting was to enhance the website to be "more user friendly and interactive." Additional details about your thoughts and concerns would help us focus our efforts toward this end. We have put together a brief questionnaire to help us better understand your ideas for the [More]

Teaching about the Middle East

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:16pm
From : eGroups>>Middle East Community
If you want to add more Middle East content into your classes, here are some incredible free resources to help you:
    1. Ask to be on one of the educators' listservs of the University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies.  During the school year, the listserv provides weekly announcements of reputable, free or low cost resources and professional development opportunities (in the U.S. and abroad) for U.S. teachers.  To join, just email Lisa Adeli: adeli@email.arizona.edu, [More]

Teaching about the Middle East

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:13pm
From : eGroups>>International Activities Community
If you want to add more Middle East content into your classes, here are some incredible free resources to help you:
    1. Join the NCSS Middle East Community online.  (Go to the community pages and click to join!) 
    2.  Ask to be on one of the educators' listservs of the University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies.  During the school year, the listserv provides weekly announcements of reputable, free or low cost resources and [More]

Conversation with Kenneth Davis - May 17

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 2:27pm
From : eGroups>>Technology Community
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Open Society Foundations offers free anthology for 10th anniversary 9/11

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 6:04pm
From : eGroups>>NCSS Teachers Lounge--Open Discussion for NCSS Members
This message has been cross posted to the following eGroups: State and local Affiliate Council Leaders and NCSS Teachers Lounge--Open Discussion for NCSS Members .
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Has the U.S. struck the right balance between security and liberty? Has America remained true to its fundamental values?

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NAEP Civics 2010 Report Card Release on May 4, 2011

Wed, 04/20/2011 - 1:50pm
From : eGroups>>NCSS Board of Directors
This message has been cross posted to the following eGroups: NCSS Board of Directors and Citizenship Community .
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The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Civics 2010 measures the civics knowledge and skills critical to the responsibilities of citizenship in America's constitutional democracy. The release of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Civics 2010 Report Card for fourth, eighth, and 12th graders will be held [More]

NAEP Civics 2010 Report Card Release on May 4, 2011

Wed, 04/20/2011 - 1:49pm
From : eGroups>>Citizenship Community
This message has been cross posted to the following eGroups: NCSS Board of Directors and Citizenship Community .
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The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Civics 2010 measures the civics knowledge and skills critical to the responsibilities of citizenship in America's constitutional democracy. The release of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Civics 2010 Report Card for fourth, eighth, and 12th graders will be held [More]

What Challenges are you facing in your State/District?

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 3:44pm
From : eGroups>>Social Studies Advocacy
We'd like to share this article forwarded to us by NCSS former Board of Director Mike Koren. The article illustrates some of the challenges being experienced by teachers at the district/state level and possible outcomes of those pressures on teachers.  [More]

2011 NCTA Teaching about Asia Summer Residential Seminar in Birmingham, AL (free housing, stipends, and school grant available)

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:02am
From : eGroups>>Asia Community

For Alabama educators,

The East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University is pleased to announce the 2011 NCTA Teaching about Asia summer residential seminar in Birmingham, Alabama. Please feel free to forward below announcement to anyone you think might be interested in the seminar. Thanks!

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Michael Koren in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 1:45pm
From : eGroups>>NCSS Board of Directors

Our very own Michael Koren is quoted at the end of this article which appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  Headlines and link below.

Budget fight an unexpected civics lesson for teachers

Harsh rhetoric casting pall over profession, some say

By Amy Hetzner and [More]

Queer History 101

Sat, 04/16/2011 - 5:35pm
From : eGroups>>LGBT Issues Community
I'm doing a queer history presentation for my school's GSA - I know what I think they should know, what do you think of as the "things everyone should know" about lgbtq history?

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Kelly Locklin
NBCT
Seattle WA


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Website discussion of problems faced by social studies teachers

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 7:36am
From : eGroups>>NCSS Board of Directors
I think it is very important to let the list of problems or concerns "organically" emerge FROM the Social Studies educators. If we want our colleagues to be "virtually" immersed in the activity it must be collaborative from the start. As you know research supports  the opportunity [More]

RE:Website discussion of problems faced by social studies teachers

Mon, 04/11/2011 - 4:00pm
From : eGroups>>NCSS Board of Directors
I think the best discussion questions will focus on what people think are priorities for social studies education.

What do social studies teachers do better than any other content area in terms of student competencies?
What is the purpose of social studies education in the 21st century?
What methods of social studies instruction are the most effective?

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Roxanna Mechem
Director of Assessment and School Climate
Rockwood School [More]
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