We would like your assistance in introducing your students to their professional organization, National Council for the Social Studies. Membership recruitment of new professionals is extremely important to NCSS both to ensure that we are reaching them with our professional resources and to have their input on professional concerns and new approaches to social studies instruction.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 www.civicmissionofschools.org
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.
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: http://www.socialstudies.org/about/committees
NCSS President -Elect, John Moore addressed the Minnesota CSS conference attendees at Saint Cloud University on March 5, 2012Submitted by Jordan Grote on Tue, 03/06/2012 - 5:27pm
(March 5th, 2012, Saint Cloud University). Photography by Scott Noet.