The Armageddon Letters: Kennedy/Kruschev/Castro in the Cuban Missile Crisis

In The Armageddon Letters, two renowned scholars of the Cuban missile crisis have produced their masterpiece for the 50th anniversary of the crisis. The Armageddon Letters is a web-augmented, student friendly, virtual time machine that will leave readers breathless at the narrowness of humanity’s escape.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm

James G. Blight, Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON;
janet M. Lang, Watson Institute, Brown University, Providence, RI


New Minnesota Social Studies Standards--Brian Traxler

Greetings Everyone-- As we are currently in an environment where math and science seem to be getting the most attention at all levels of government, Minnesota recently updated their Social Studies standards for grades K-12.

Law Puts Social Studies Back in the Limelight--Sue Blanchette

Cudos to the state of Maryland for reversing the trend away from social studies education.

Law Puts Social Studies Back in the Limelight

The Road Map for Education in the Geographical Sciences Project

The National Geographic Society and the three major professional geography organizations in the U.S. have received a grant from the National Science Foundation to create a “Road Map” for the future of geographic education.   --> read more »


President's FY 2013 Budget Request--Ana Post

The following is a link of the Administration's fact sheet on the education proposals included in the budget request. The Administration touts that it will continue to consolidate narrow programs, which unfortunately doesn't sound like funds will be dedicated to civic education and/or social studies.

A different achievement gap--Sue Blanchette

Here's a link to an interesting article in the NY Times today concerning the widening achievement gap due to income. While there is nothing new in the fact that students from more affluent homes do better, the research on this shows that the gap is even wider than originally thought.

I VOTED!--Sue Blanchette

Have you? I would tell my students that if they didn't participate in the political process, they forfeited the right to complain about the outcome. The same could be said for NCSS - your opportunity to affect the future of the organization sits in your email, just waiting for you to have your say.

Infinite History--Keith Minisman

Infinite History: Historical Learning that Extends Infinitely /* */

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