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Take a look at the NCSS website to check out our Women's history Month Resources at: http://www.socialstudies.org/resources

January 30, 2012

Rho Kappa National Honor Society for High School Students was launched during the 2011 NCSS Annual Conference in Washington D.C.

NCSS is now accepting Rho Kappa charter applications! Rho Kappa is the National Social Studies Honor Society for High School Students. Visit the Rho Kappa website to learn more about the Honor Society and to download an application.

The attached letter was written on behalf of social studies educators in Hawaii to the HI DOE. Educators in Hawaii alerted the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) that they were considerin reducing the number of social studies credits for high school graduation from four to three credits. We urged them not do so.

9-11 Commemoration Resources

2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. NCSS has collected resources from its journals Social Education, Social Studies and the Young Learner, and Middle Level Learning that teachers can use when preparing to teach about 9-11 and acknowledge the upcoming anniversary. Also listed are several additional online resources.

The August 4 issue of _ASCD EXPRESS_ examines the importance of social studies and civic learning in schools, and includes an article by NCSS President Sue Blanchette.

We'd like to share this article forwarded to us by former NCSS Board of Director Mike Koren. The article illustrates some of the challenges being experienced by teachers at the district/state level and possible outcomes of those pressures on teachers.

Click below to view the Connected blog and link to the article.

John_Moore.jpgJohn Moore, Associate Professor in the School of Teacher Education at Western Kentucky University has been elected vice president of National Council for the Social Studies. Dr. Moore will begin his term July 1, 2010 and is in line to serve as president of NCSS in 2012.

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