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Resources on the Electoral College

On Monday, December 19, 2016, the members of the Electoral College in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia met to cast their votes for President and Vice President. Here are some resources to help introduce and discuss the Electoral College in class.

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College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards - for the use of states to upgrade their state social studies standards and for practitioners to strengthen their social studies programs. 

Curriculum Standards – A framework for teaching, learning, and assessment K-12.

Position Statements – Code of Ethics; Academic Freedom; Teaching about Religion; etc.

Notable Trade Books – An annual listing to top-rated children’s literature.

NCSS Publications Catalog (pdf) – Books on social studies subjects and teaching strategies.


Colleagues and Training for Improving Your Practice

Peer Groups & Get CONNECTED – Your online networking, nationwide community.

Professional Development – Summer Workshops; Annual Conference; Awards & Grants; etc.

NCSS SmartBrief is a free newsletter, sent by e-mail 3/week. Anybody can subscribe at www.smartbrief.com/ncss/index.jsp.

Become a Member of NCSS – Read about the benefits, joining, and updating your record.


Off-Site Resources

Stanford History Education Group —
U.S. History Lesson Plans

National Mock Election

American Public University (Teaching New American History)


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