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.


ASCD Express on "Why Social Studies Matters"

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.


NAEP Geography release Webinar July 19, 2011

The Nation’s Report Card: Geography 2010, Grades 4, 8, and 12


NCSS President-Elect Sue Blanchette on WCBS radio NY June 15, 2011

Listen to Sue Blanchette's interview on WCBS radio NY. Sue's term as president begins July 1, 2011.

To listen:
1. Click the link below and login to NCSS Connected.
2. Download the MP3 of the interview and play on your computer's media player (itunes, quicktime, etc.)


NAEP U.S. History Release Webinar June 14

Please join the National Assessment Governing Board on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 11 a.m. EDT for a live webinar to release the results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) U.S. History 2010, Grades, 4, 8, and 12.


May/June Issue of TSSP is available online!

View the latest issue of The Social Studies Professional online today!


Why Social Studies Matters? ASCD Wants Your Essay

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 Please send in your submissions by May 2, 2011.


NCSS' Michael Koren in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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.


The Conspirator is opening this weekend in theaters!

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!


Listen to Recording of NCSS President Steve Goldberg on Blog Talk Radio 4/8/11

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.

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