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PBS Newshour the.News’s YOU.report Student Video Competition


“Made in Washington” – how a decision or policy of the federal government impacts your local community -- is the theme of a new high school and middle school student-generated video competition.   --> read more »

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National Mock Election


On October, 30 2008 students from across the country will be joining the National Student/Parent Mock Election (NSPME) to vote for their candidates of choice. This national-voter education program for students and their parents gives young Americans the chance to make their voices heard in the electoral process.   --> read more »

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My College Options


My College Options is a comprehensive, FREE online college planning service. It allows students to be a part of a proven higher education pipeline that opens up numerous educational opportunities. Every student that participates will have a vital advantage in their career and college search.

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Election Resources

Bunting.jpg Need help teaching the election? The October issue of Social Education will focus on the 2008 Election. NCSS has also put together a list of materials from NCSS and links to web sites that can help you in your classroom.   --> read more »

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Lesson: Election Choices 2008!


The free lesson plan "Making Choices: An Exploration of Political Preferences" recently published in Middle Level Learning is available for download.   --> read more »

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Notable Tradebooks for Young People

2013 Notable List Cover The books that appear in these annotated book lists were evaluated and selected by a Book Review Committee appointed by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and assembled in cooperation with the Children's Book Council (CBC). NCSS and CBC have cooperated on this annual bibliography since 1972.

Books selected for this bibliography are written primarily for children in grades K-8.   --> read more »

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War and Terrorism

Current Events: Iraq and 9/11

Global educators respond to the possibility of war with Iraq by having students:

  1. Learn up to date historical, political, economic, and geographic background of the conflict;
  2. Recognize stereotypes and misinformation they may have about Iraqis and other people in the region;
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