Main menu

NCSS News

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.

constitutionbanner.jpg
"The Constitution is the most important document in our nation's history. It continues to guide and protect each of us in our daily lives more than 200 years after it was drafted. When you freely express or publish your opinions, when you write to your elected officials, when you worship at the church of your choice or when you exercise your right to bear arms, you can do so because of the protections afforded by the Constitution and our founding fathers. As a teacher and lifelong student of government, I believe it is vital for all American students to understand and appreciate the meaning of the Constitution as the foundation for our nation and our government."

A special message to social studies teachers from U.S. Rep. Harry E. Mitchell
Congressional District 5, Arizona
Former Government Teacher, Tempe High School

Subject Area: 

picture_sue2007.jpgSue Blanchette, US. history teacher at Hillcrest High School in Dallas Texas was elected vice-president of NCSS. As vice president, Blanchette is in line to assume the NCSS presidency July 2011.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - NCSS News
Stay Connected with NCSS:   Follow NCSSNetwork on TwitterFaceBook.png rss_0.gif Visit us on Pinterest