Awards & Grants

About the Carter G. Woodson Book Award

In 1974, National Council for the Social Studies established the Carter G. Woodson Book Award for the most distinguished social science books appropriate for young readers that depict ethnicity in the United States. The purpose of this award is to encourage the writing, publishing, and dissemination of outstanding social science books for young readers that treat topics related to ethnic minorities and relations sensitively and accurately.   --> read more »

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2013 NCSS Award and Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the 2013 NCSS Award and Grant Recipients. Please join us in recognizing these educators for their outstanding accomplishments in social studies education. NCSS Award and Grant recipients were formally recognized during the NCSS Annual Conference in St. Louis, Washington in November, where they will also present sessions on their outstanding work.

Outstanding Social Studies Teachers of the Year


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2012 NCSS Award and Grant Recipients


Congratulations to the 2012 NCSS Award and Grant Recipients. Please join us in recognizing these educators for their outstanding accomplishments in social studies education. NCSS Award and Grant recipients were formally recognized during the NCSS Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington in November, where they also presented sessions on their outstanding work.   --> read more »

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NCSS Award and Grant Selection Committees

NCSS is looking for members to serve on awards selection committees. The selection committees review nominations and select recipients of NCSS awards and grants. Committee members serve a three-year term and most committee work is accomplished online or by telephone. Members are also asked to make a reasonable effort to attend the award winner session, awards presentation, and assist the committee chair when need arises during the review or at the NCSS conference.

Application are accepted on a rolling basis   --> read more »

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2011 NCSS Award Winners

2011 NCSS Award and Grant Recipients

National Council for the Social Studies congratulates the 2011 recipients!   --> read more »

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Carter G. Woodson Winners for 2010

FullWoodsonSeal.jpgNational Council for the Social Studies proudly announces the Carter G. Woodson Book Award and Honor Books for 2010. These works have been chosen as the most distinguished social science books depicting ethnicity in the United States for young readers.   --> read more »

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NCSS Programs of Excellence State Coordinators

Alabama SSCA

President
Mary Lee
(B) 256-852-2557 ex.1269
mlee@madison.k12.al.us

Alaska CSS

President
Todd Heuston
Heuston_Todd@asdk12.org

Arizona CSS

Awards Coordinator
Cheryl Wiens
cheryl-wiens@cox.net

Arkansas CSS

Awards Coordinator
Kristin Mann
kdmann@ualr.edu

California CSS

Executive Director/Secretary
Julie Weaver   --> read more »

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Carter G. Woodson Book Awards

The Carter G. Woodson Book Award is presented to exemplary books written for children and young people each year at the NCSS Annual Conference. Authors are recognized at the NCSS Annual Conference, which is attended by over 3,000 K-12 and university level educators and other social studies professionals who enjoy interacting with the Woodson Award-winning authors and will be interested in obtaining copies of books for use with their students.

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NCSS Research Awards

National Council for the Social Studies presents three research awards designed to recognize substantive scholarly inquiry in social studies education.   --> read more »

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NCSS Awards


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