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NCSS Awards & Grants

Carter G. Woodson Book Award and Honor Winners

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NCSS established the Carter G. Woodson Book Awards for the most distinguished books appropriate for young readers that depict ethnicity in the United States.

Fund for the Advancement of Social Studies Education

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The Fund for the Advancement of Social Studies Education (FASSE) is seeking applicants for board membership.

Grant for Geographic Literacy


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Sponsored by Herff Jones | Nystrom

Outstanding Service Award

Sponsored by:

  • National Council for the Social Studies
  • NCSS Board of Directors

Frequency:

  • Annual

Award:

  • Commemorative gift
  • Lifetime NCSS membership
  • Publicity

Purpose: To recognize members for outstanding long term service to NCSS and local, state, and regional councils.

Defense of Academic Freedom Award

National Council for the Social Studies honors annually the outstanding performance of teachers, researchers, and other worthy individuals and programs, and has encouraged unique and innovative social studies education projects through its award and grant programs.

Exemplary Research in Social Studies Award

It is the mission of National Council for the Social Studies to engage and support educators in strengthening and advocating social studies, where social studies is defined as the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence. In support of this mission, NCSS and the Research Community sponsor this annual research award designed to recognize an exemplary single-study research conception, model, design, procedure and analysis in social studies and social education.

NCSS Social Studies Programs of Excellence Award

Sponsored by:

National Council for the Social Studies

Frequency:

Annual

Social Studies Teacher of the Year Awards

National Council for the Social Studies honors annually the outstanding performance of teachers, researchers, and other worthy individuals and programs, and has encouraged unique and innovative social studies education projects through its award and grant programs. NCSS serves as an umbrella organization for elementary, secondary, and college teachers of social studies; teacher educators; researchers; curriculum designers; and curriculum specialists. The Council engages and supports educators in strengthening and advocating social studies.

Awards and Grants

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

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