Support for Civics and History Funding- Action Needed by July 18

The United States Senate Appropriations Committee has voted to pass its funding bill for health and education programs for next year but once again, the bill included no federal support for teaching history, civics, geography or economics. It's not too late to show your support for funding teaching in the social studies.   --> read more »


International Social Studies Conference call for proposals

NCSS is accepting proposals for presentation at "Education for Democracy and the Arab World", an International Social Studies Conference in Fez, Morocco, June 25-July 1, 2013. The conference will feature speakers from the Middle East, expert panels, breakout sessions, tours of world heritage sites, school visits, cultural activities, and networking opportunities.   --> read more »


Marian Desrosiers Wins Humanities Scholar Grant

Marian Desrosiers, a member of the NCSS Board of Directors and an adjunct professor of history at Salve Regina University, has been awarded a $2,000 Rhode Island Council on the Humanities (RICH) Scholar Grant.   --> read more »


Surveying the Social Studies Landscape

Running for a position on the NCSS Board of Directors is such a personal thing. Although each elected individual will serve as a representative for the organization, their reasons for running vary widely. For some, there is the desire to give back to the organization for years of excellent conferences and stellar journals; for others, it is to bring a voice to a specific constituency.   --> read more »


Legislative Alert: Sandra Day O'Connor Act Needs Co-Sponsors

Please contact your member of the US House of Reps and urge that they support HR3464, the 'Sandra Day O'Connor Civic Learning Act!' More info at


Council on Foreign Relations Survey

The Council on Foreign Relations is in the process of developing several new education initiatives on international relations and U.S. foreign policy and a Model National Security Council program, both of which will be targeted to students in the 16-22 year old range, and their teachers.   --> read more »


We're Still Looking for a few good volunteers!

NCSS is still looking for a few volunteers to serve three year terms on an NCSS Operations Committee. The application deadline is March 31st. Apply online at:


The 2012 NCSS Election Results Are In!


NCSS President -Elect, John Moore addressed the Minnesota CSS conference attendees at Saint Cloud University on March 5, 2012

NCSS President-Elect, John Moore addresses the Minnesota Council for the Social Studies conference. JohnMooreInMinnesota_0.jpg

(March 5th, 2012, Saint Cloud University). Photography by Scott Noet.


GEEO Travel Abroad Trips to Peru and Turkey--Discounted until March 11, 2012 for NCSS members! Take advantage of this great opportunity while it lasts!

Dear Educators,

This summer GEEO and NCSS are collaborating on a program that will organize two trips (Turkey and Peru) exclusively for NCSS members. The NCSS wanted to offer a program where their members could travel together at discounted prices. They chose to work with GEEO on these programs because of our shared values, flexibility and innovative post-trip curriculum.   --> read more »

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