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August 3, 2016 to August 5, 2016

Both the Common Core and NCSS's C3 (College, Career, and Civic Life) Framework call for instructional shifts in the teaching of social studies: the inquiry arc, disciplinary literacy tools, writing for understanding, evaluating sources and evidence, and critical thinking. Central to this institute will be the art of developing the right question to stimulate curiosity driven inquiry and strategies for exploring those questions. Instructors will model and teach dozens of practical engaging teaching strategies and tools to help your students meet the expectations of both C3 and the Common Core.

University of Wisconsin, School of Continuing Education Conference Center
Milwaukee, WI
July 12, 2016 - 7:00pm to July 26, 2016 - 8:00pm

false During this webinar series, participants will analyze background information, policy and position statements, and current political trends that will provide them with the necessary information and resources to teach the 2016 presidential and congressional elections. Voting trends from previous elections, national and statewide demographic changes, and party/candidate differences on critical issues will all be carefully discussed. We will determine what the "best" sources are to find out information on the elections and on electoral processes. Participants will also be encouraged to utilize a "case study" approach and to study and prepare curriculum materials to teach one specific congressional election in their own state.


Education Talk Radio podcast for parents and community members with NCSS Executive Director Larry Paska, NCSS Past-President Michelle Herczog, Louise Dube of iCIVICS, and Kamy Akhavan of (recorded March 10, 2017).

NCSS Awards and Grant Programs

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Do you know of an excellent social studies educator or program that deserves recognition? The nomination period is open through May 15!
Do you know of an excellent social studies educator or program that deserves recognition? The nomination period is open through May 15!
April 6, 2017 to April 9, 2017

A Conference for Educators
Washington, D.C.

Position Statement on the Executive Order Regarding Immigration From Select Countries, January 27, 2017

Issued by:
The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
The College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA)
The International Assembly (IA)
The National Social Studies Supervisors Association (NSSSA)
The Social Science Educational Consortium (SSEC)

approved February 8, 2017

Our social studies community was thrilled when the Every Student Succeeds Act created multiple new competitive grants to support high-quality instruction in civics, economics, geography, and history.  We were even more excited when Chairman Tom Cole of Oklahoma provided funding for those grants in his appropriations bill, even though that work still has not been finished by Congress.  Now, we need to ask Congress to provide funding for those grants in both the FY 2017 and FY 2018 bills - and we seek your help to do it!


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