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Literacy Coaching

In response to the need to support adolescents as they acquire and use literacy in and out of school, many districts in the United States are hiring "literacy coaches" to lead school-based professional development of subject area teachers in middle and high schools.

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Literacy Coaching

In response to the need to support adolescents as they acquire and use literacy in and out of school, many districts in the United States are hiring "literacy coaches" to lead school-based professional development of subject area teachers in middle and high schools.

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College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards: Guidance for Enhancing the Rigor of K-12 Civics, Economics, Geography, and History

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The result of a three year state-led collaborative effort, the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards was developed to serve two audiences: for states to upgrade their state social studies standards and for practitioners — local school districts, schools, teachers and curriculum writers — to strengthen their social studies programs. Its objectives are to: a) enhance the rigor of the social studies disciplines; b) build critical thinking, problem solving, and participatory skills to become engaged citizens; and c) align academic programs to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies.

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College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

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The result of a three year state-led collaborative effort, the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards was developed to serve two audiences - for states to upgrade their state social studies standards and for practitioners - local school districts, schools, teachers and curriculum writers to strengthen their social studies programs to a) enhance the rigor of the social studies disciplines, b) build critical thinking, problem solving, and participatory skills to become engaged citizens, and c) align academic programs to the Common Core State Standard

A Vision of Powerful Teaching and Learning in the Social Studies: Building Social Understanding and Civic Efficacy

A Position Statement of National Council for the Social Studies

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically… Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of true education.
~Martin Luther King Jr.

Rationale

Study About Religions in the Social Studies Curriculum

A Position Statement of National Council for the Social Studies

Prepared by the Religion in the Schools Committee and Approved by the NCSS Board of Directors, 1984.
Revised by the Curriculum Committee and Approved by the NCSS Board of Directors, 1998.

National Council for the Social Studies, in its Curriculum Standards for Social Studies, declares that:

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.

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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