Elementary

Social Studies for Early Childhood and Elementary School Children: Preparing for the 21st Century

A Report from NCSS Task Force on Early Childhood/Elementary Social Studies

Approved by NCSS Board of Directors, June 1988

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Principles for Corporate Involvement in the Schools

A Position Statement of National Council for the Social Studies

School-business relationships based on sound principles can contribute to high quality education. However, compulsory attendance confers on educators an obligation to protect the welfare of their students and the integrity of the learning environment. Therefore, when working together schools and business must ensure that educational values are not distorted in the process. Positive school-business relationships should be ethical and structured in accordance with all eight of the following principles:   --> read more »

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Intelligent Design

A Position Statement of National Council for the Social Studies
© Copyright 2007 National Council for the Social Studies. All rights reserved
This position statement, which was prepared by the NCSS Task Force on Intelligent Design, was approved by the NCSS Board of Directors in May 2007.

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Best Practices in Elementary Social Studies

2007 NCSS Annual Conference

Best Practice in Elementary School Geography

The World in Spatial Terms: Mapmaking and Map Reading
Gale Ekiss & Judy Philips   --> read more »

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Powerful and Authentic Social Studies

Do you want to:

  • Make your students active, eager learners?
  • Align your social studies curriculum with state or national standards?
  • Design assessments that help students master subject matter?
  • Energize both experienced and new teachers?
  • Offer social studies instruction that is systematic and valuable?
  • Graduate informed students who will be active citizens?
Partnering with National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) in the professional development of your staff can be the best way to renew your social studies programs, energize your teachers, shar   --> read more »

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