Teaching Resources

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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Inauguration Resources for PBS "the.News"


The ninth the.News feature in the.Vote/the.Gov series launches next Wednesday 1/14 with a historical look at Inaugural "firsts." Starting with the Constitutional Mandate for this event as well as traditions developed over time, the report will cover the first President to take the oath of office in Washington DC; the first to be inaugurated at the U.S.   --> 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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Powerful and Authentic Social Studies

Do you want to:

  • Make your students active, eager learners?
  • Align your social studies curriculum with state or national standards?
  • Design assessments that help students master subject matter?
  • Energize both experienced and new teachers?
  • Offer social studies instruction that is systematic and valuable?
  • Graduate informed students who will be active citizens?
Partnering with National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) in the professional development of your staff can be the best way to renew your social studies programs, energize your teachers, shar   --> read more »

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