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The New Orleans Housing Bureau is now accepting hotel reservations for the 2015 Annual Conference. NCSS has room blocks at ten hotels in the Warehouse/Arts District, all convenient to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, offering special discounted rates.

The NCSS hotels have sold out each of the past five years, so don't delay in making your reservation.

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Events around the world increasingly demand informed, engaged, critical thinkers and problem solvers – knowledge and skills found in the teaching of the civics, economics, geography, history, psychology, sociology, philosophy and the humanities.


We have an important opportunity to support funding for the social studies this year, since civic education champion Congressman Cole has now become subcommittee chairman. But he needs our help - he needs other Representatives to submit requests to fund the social studies.

Human Rights Education: A Necessity for Effective Social and Civic Learning

A Position Statement of National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

Approved and published 2014

Revitalizing Civic Learning in Our Schools

A Position Statement of National Council for the Social Studies

Approved by the NCSS Board of Directors 2013


Ask A Colleague

“Ask A Colleague” is an advice forum in which all NCSS members are invited to participate.

“Ask A Colleague” features questions submitted by members that are answered by one or more NCSS colleagues who have volunteered to share their expertise on this site.

We are eager to develop “Ask A Colleague” to encompass the full range of social studies subjects at each of the three levels—elementary, middle school, and high school. We invite members to contribute in any of the following ways.

  1. Ask a new question.

MLL Jan/Feb 2017

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Legendary Tour Guides who were Enslaved Americans
Also in this issue Giving Up Control: Action Research in Middle School

Technology Position Statement and Guidelines

revised and approved by NCSS Board of Directors 2013 ##I. Introduction


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