The Robert H. Jackson Center and the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) are pleased to announce a partnership to offer the Robert H. Jackson Center Award for Teaching Justice. The award was created to honor an educator who teaches the concept of justice in creative, inspiring ways, which may include teaching about civil liberties, human rights, international humanitarian law, the Holocaust, genocide studies, or local issues of justice. --> read more »
NCSS Offices are closed today, February 13 because of the winter storm in the Washington area. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The 2014 NCSS Board of Directors and Officer Election begins Fabruary 3. NCSS individual members in good standing as of December 31, 2013 are eligible to vote.
NCSS is working with Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS), an election services company, to administer the 2014 election. Beginning February 3, SBS will send an email to eligible members that includes instructions on how access the online ballot and vote. Each member has unique login credentials assigned for this election to ensure the security of the vote. Be on the lookout for this email to arrive February 3-4. --> read more »
Michael Boucher (Indiana)
Outstanding Social Studies Teachers of the Year
Sponsored by Farmers Insurance --> read more »
NCSS President Stephen Armstrong and Executive Director Susan Griffin appeared on the EduTalk program on BlogTalkRadio on October 23 and discussed the importance for civic education as well as the upcoming NCSS Annual Conference this November in St. Louis.
Hear Susan and Steve on the Show Archive at BlogTalk Radio.
NCSS seeks members to serve as reviewers of university social studies teacher education programs for the Council for the Accreditation of
Educator Preparation (CAEP, formerly NCATE).
How does it work?
Teams of reviewers examine program reports and conduct reviews over the Internet. One member of each team, designated the “lead reviewer,” receives program reviews from the other team members and compiles the review report. An audit committee at NCSS checks the reviews and sends them to CAEP for distribution to the submitting institution.
When does this happen? --> read more »
After three years of work, The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards will be published this fall. The C3 Framework will be available at no cost on the NCSS website, and for purchase in print. --> read more »
Below is an update from the Ohio Council for the Social Studies.
"The Ohio Council for the Social Studies is celebrating an advocacy victory. Governor Kasich has signed the biennium budget and the Ohio Department of Education has confirmed that new Social Studies assessments will be administered to 4th and 6th grade students beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. These assessments will be electronic, grade-level specific and be aligned to Ohio’s New Learning Standards for the Social Studies. --> read more »