View the latest issue of The Social Studies Professional online today!
ASCD Express is looking for short, 600 to 1,000-word essays on the theme "Why Social Studies Matters." They welcome articles that show how schools and classrooms are giving social studies its rightful place in well-rounded education. Guidelines for submissions are http://www.ascd.org/ascd-express/Themes/Write-for-ASCD-Express.aspx. Please send in your submissions by May 2, 2011.
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. --> read more »
The Conspirator: Go to the Movies!
The producers of The Conspirators invite you to encourage your students, family, and friends to go see the movie between
opening day, April 15 and April 30, 2011. The film, which premiered at the 2010 NCSS Annual Conference, is about the
aftermath of Lincoln’s assassination.
Collect their ticket stubs—and send them in to win! --> read more »
Those who don't understand history are doomed to repeat, yet social studies is getting short shrift in education. Learn why there needs to be a much stronger emphasis on this discipline. Click below to listen to NCSS President Steve Goldberg on Blog Talk Radio which aired live April 8, 2011 at 11:30 AM EDT. --> read more »
NCSS member Tim Dove, a seventh grade social studies teacher at Phoenix Middle School in Worthington, Ohio, has been named the 2011 Ohio Teacher of the Year. In February, the State Board of Education recognized Tim for his extraordinary accomplishments. The students of Worthington City Schools are the beneficiaries of his 30-year teaching career. --> read more »
NCSS annually honors the outstanding performance of social studies teachers, researchers, and other worthy individuals or programs to encourage unique and innovative social studies instruction. --> read more »
Be an NCSS Leader!
Serve on an NCSS Operations Committee
Operations committees carry out board-mandated operations, duties, and policies, as well as many of the necessary business and organizational functions of NCSS. Operations committees relate their work to Board directives, the long-range plan of NCSS, and the leadership theme of the year set by the Board. They make recommendations to the board and provide advice.
You must be a member of NCSS to serve on a committee, serving on one committee at any time. NCSS is committed to expanding participation of underrepresented groups. Beginning teachers, elementary teachers, and minorities are encouraged to apply. Terms of office begin July 1, 2011.
Online Committee Application
Applications due March 31, 2011. Appointments will be made by the incoming president in June 2011. --> read more »
Andrea Libresco and Jeannette Balantic have been chosen to be co-editors of Social Studies and the Young Learner for a five-year term beginning with the September/October 2011 issue. --> read more »