Fund for the Advancement of Social Studies Education

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You may make your tax-deductible donation to FASSE by check to:
FASSE
8555 16th Street, Suite 500
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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

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What is Fund for the Advancement of Social Studies Education?
The Fund for the Advancement of Social Studies Education was created in 1984 by National Council for Social Studies to support research and classroom application projects which improve social studies education and promote engaged, effective citizens. Today the FASSE board administers several award programs and the fund that supports them.

The Christa McAuliffe Reach for the Stars Award

The Christa McAuliffe Reach for the Stars Award was established in 1986 to assist classroom teachers in developing and implementing innovative social studies teaching strategies, activities, and citizenship projects with their students. The grant serves to help social studies educators achieve a dream that under ordinary circumstances would not be fulfilled.

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FASSE-International Assembly International Understanding Grants

The International Assembly (IA) was founded upon a commitment to build international understanding and to share the activities and scholarship of global social studies educators. The Fund for the Advancement of Social Studies Education (FASSE) was created by the National Council for the Social Studies to support research and classroom application projects that improve social studies education and promote engaged, effective citizens.

In that spirit, IA and FASSE will award up to three International Understanding Grants (IUG). The total of the three grants will not exceed $5,000. The purpose of the grants is to support collaborative projects that demonstrate potential to enhance international relationships and global perspectives in social studies education. Funded projects will hold promise for enhancing international and cross-cultural understanding, e.g., through global or international education, human rights education, a focus on global issues, global citizenship, etc.

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##The CUFA/FASSE Social Studies Inquiry Grant
$10,000 -- This Grant Will Not Be Given Out This Year
The Fund for the Advancement of Social Studies Education (FASSE) and the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) have established a grant to support inquiry in citizenship education.

For award qualifications, deadlines, and further information, please visit www.socialstudies.org/awards .


Past FASSE Grant Recipients

The Christa McAuliffe Reach for the Stars Award

  • 2009, Benjamin Weber (CA): Social Explorer--Granting Students Access to Interactive Demographic Data
  • 2009, Greg Fisher (CA): CAMS Inventors, Inc.
  • 2008, Jean M. Turney (MO): History on Location: The Civil War in St. Louis
  • 2007, Brenda Klawonn (NE): Museum Moments: The Plainsman Podcasts
  • 2006, Jason A. Schipper and Adam M. Jones (SC): Native American History in a Box
  • 2005, Charlene Postell (TX): Hillcrest Historical Archive Project
  • 2004, Theresa Adamczak and Debra Every (NC): A Discovery of Self Through the Exploration of Others
  • 2004, Liz Morrison (MO): We Can Take It; Taking the Spirit of Corps to Students Across America
  • 2003, Mary Byatt (NJ): Hitch Your Wagon to a Star: America in the Early 1800's
  • 2002, Mark Brady (IL):Get on Board the Peterso School Freedom Train
  • 2001, Kristy Brugar (MI): Following Lewis and Clark
  • 1998, William Ziglar (PA):_ Pi Alpha Epsilon_
  • 1992, Alan Haskvitz (CA):_ Civics Materials in Spanish_
  • 1991, Ronald Vaughan Morris (IN):_ Social Studies Resource Boxes_
  • 1987, Margaret Hamilton (TX): Success Overtakes Survival

The FASSE Demonstration/Research Grant

  • 1996 Pat Avery, University of Minnesota, and Linda Trevorrow,Minneapolis Public Schools: Linking Assessment, Pedagogy, and Standards for Powerful Social Studies Teaching and Learning
    This project used a training of trainers model and combined the power of authentic assessment and instruction with a multicultural perspective. Grant funds were used to train teachers and to develop K-12instruction/assessment units for each of the NCSS standards. The units will be published in printed form and on the web.

Other FASSE Grants

  • 1996 Barbara Duddleston (IL): Integrating Fine Arts into the Social Studies Curriculum
  • 1995 Gregory V. Gary (CA): Creating Authentic Experiences Using Computer Technology
  • 1995 Mary Louise Lennon (TX): Interdisciplinary Units for All Students
  • 1994 Nonie Peterson (MN): African-American Studies Honors Course
  • 1994 Marsee Gay Perkinds (FL): World War II: Commemorating our Nation?s Past
  • 1993 Alan Kay (VA): Education Live: The Total Classroom Experience
  • 1993 Marsha L. Burch (CA): Civic Competence: A World View
  • 1992 Dixie Johnson Grupe (MO): The World in 1492: Appreciating a Global Community
  • 1992 Victoria Patterson (CA): Project MESH

Invest in the future of social studies education.

We invite you to invest in the future by making a contribution to the Fund for the Advancement of Social Studies Education. Your tax-deductible donation will enable FASSE to continue supporting innovative social studies teaching and research.

You may make your tax-deductible donation to FASSE via credit card online, or by check to: FASSE
8555 16th Street
Suite 500
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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