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May 2, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

This webinar will share key details and teaching resources on the humanitarian crisis in Syria and the rise of ISIS. Hear from the Director of www.Iamsyria.org, Andrew Beiter, on the current situation on the ground, how to approach this topic with your students, and how your students can take action.

Complimentary for NCSS members / $40 NCSS nonmembers

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May 9, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Teach students how to DO history through project-based learning that engages students in inquiry-based research and evaluation using primary sources--either online or in local libraries/archives--while learning history and contributing to data being compiled by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

$20 NCSS members / $40 NCSS nonmembers

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April 11, 2017 - 7:00pm to April 25, 2017 - 8:00pm

Effective student writing is a goal of many history and social studies educators, but many are unaware of free and intuitive Google tools than can assist them and their students. Discover some of the best new Apps, Add-Ons, and Extensions for middle school and high school classrooms and learn strategies that promote more effective teacher feedback and guidance.

Complimentary for NCSS Comprehensive members / $30 NCSS members / $75 NCSS nonmembers

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April 4, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Learn how design thinking can help social studies educators create a student-centered learning environment and promote the C3 Framework through lesson planning and curriculum building.

$20 NCSS members / $40 NCSS nonmembers

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March 28, 2017 - 7:00pm to March 30, 2017 - 8:00pm

Building upon theory & research from multiple fields including social studies, African American studies & African Diaspora studies, this 2-part series outlines pedagogical & curricular considerations for teaching Black history across the Diaspora. Learn how Black history education can be used to effectively engage in anti-racism and racial literacy in the social studies classroom; and be introduced to digital resources available for teaching Black history for both in-service and preservice social studies educators.

$30 NCSS members / $75 NCSS nonmembers

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March 21, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Engaging learners in meaningful ways can make or break learning experiences. It is essential to get the attention of learners through provocations, get them to ask questions, have deep discussions and keep them wanting to learn more.

$20 NCSS members / $40 NCSS nonmembers

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March 7, 2017 - 7:00pm to March 9, 2017 - 8:00pm

Students develop their literacy skills while extracting the necessary historical content from text. Learn how to create an engaging and beneficial curriculum around the concept of narrative and connections, in which students can bridge together the short excerpts, aka "dots", provided to read intently in class in order to see and understand the bigger picture.

$30 NCSS members / $60 NCSS nonmembers

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February 21, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Get an introduction to the Digital Public Library of America's (DPLA) free, curated, vetted classroom-ready resources and learn techniques and strategies for creative classroom implementation that supports differentiation for diverse learners, cross-curricular learning, and C3-driven inquiry-based analysis.

$20 NCSS members / $40 NCSS nonmembers

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February 16, 2017 - 7:00pm to May 11, 2017 - 8:00pm

What if everything you knew about Hinduism was wrong? What lessons have been learned from controversies around the country in World Religions Classes, like field trips, guest speakers, or trying on burkas?  This three-part webinar series answers these questions, provides teaching resources and expands upon the 2015 and 2016 Religion, Social Studies and You webinar series focusing on ways to incorporate inclusive pedagogical approaches for addressing different faith traditions and cultures in the classroom consistent with the First Amendment. 

Complimentary for NCSS Comprehensive members / $45 NCSS members / $95 NCSS nonmembers with access to past and current series recordings and materials.

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February 7, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Learn how to use GIS to compliment your existing instruction; map and analyze simple data sets; and to create community based PBL activities. Lesson Plans, free software, and replication tips will be provided.

$20 NCSS members / $40 NCSS nonmembers

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