Awards & Grants

Award for Global Understanding given in honor of James M. Becker


The award will be granted annually at the NCSS Annual Conference

  • $2,000 cash award;
  • Commemorative gift;
  • a session to present at the NCSS annual conference;
  • complimentary NCSS conference registration;
  • up to $700 in transportation/lodging reimbursement; and
  • publicity.

Purpose of the Award


NCSS Social Studies Programs of Excellence Award

Sponsored by:

National Council for the Social Studies


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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.   --> read more »

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