The Carter G. Woodson Book Award is presented to exemplary books written for children and young people each year at the NCSS Annual Conference. Authors are recognized at the NCSS Annual Conference, which is attended by over 3,000 K-12 and university level educators and other social studies professionals who enjoy interacting with the Woodson Award-winning authors and will be interested in obtaining copies of books for use with their students.
National Council for the Social Studies presents three research awards designed to recognize substantive scholarly inquiry in social studies education.
The International Assembly provides a forum for collaboration and interchange of ideas among NCSS members from the United States and foreign countries. The Assembly promotes linkages among NCSS educators to enhance professional development, to enrich social studies learning, and to share research, learning activities, and teaching methods with global perspectives.
CUFA consists of higher education faculty members, graduate students, and others interested in working with social educators such as social scientists, historians, and philosophers. As well as being an advocacy organization for social studies education, CUFA members provide a forum for communication among professional educators, and examine social studies from a theoretical and research perspective. CUFA conducts its own program and business meeting during the NCSS Annual Conference.
Annual dues: $60, students $15.
CUFA consists of higher education faculty members, graduate students, and others interested in working with social educators such as social scientists, historians, and philosophers.
Social studies educators have organized themselves into formal subgroups of NCSS, such as local school district social studies supervisors, state social studies specialists, international educators, and college and university faculty members. Other groups, in partnership with NCSS, provide services and professional development opportunities to NCSS members.
2014 Gold and Silver Star Councils
Gold Star Councils
- Arizona Council for the Social Studies
- Association of Teachers of Social Studies/United Federation of Teachers (NYC)
- California Council for the Social Studies
- Colorado Council for the Social Studies
NCSS provides a variety of products and services to a network of affiliated state and local councils including an annual directory of council officers and an annual leadership institute.
Affiliation with the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) is open to groups with similar purposes and goals as NCSS. NCSS does not encourage duplication of state or local councils within the same geographic region.
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