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After three years of work, The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards will be published this fall. The C3 Framework will be available at no cost on the NCSS website, and for purchase in print.

Below is an update from the Ohio Council for the Social Studies.

"The Ohio Council for the Social Studies is celebrating an advocacy victory. Governor Kasich has signed the biennium budget and the Ohio Department of Education has confirmed that new Social Studies assessments will be administered to 4th and 6th grade students beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. These assessments will be electronic, grade-level specific and be aligned to Ohio’s New Learning Standards for the Social Studies.

NCSS is looking for members to serve on awards selection committees. The selection committees review nominations and select recipients of NCSS awards and grants. Committee members serve a three-year term and most committee work is accomplished online or by telephone.

Get more information and apply at:

January 30, 2012

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.

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.

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.


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