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Your students can explore models of ethical leadership, moral courage and humanitarian conduct by competing for the Abdelkader Global Leadership Prize. U.S. high school and college/university students, including exchange students, can enter this essay contest and win scholarship awards.

* High School Student Awards (1st Place = $1,000; 2nd Place = $500)
* College/University Student Awards (1st Place = $1,500; 2nd Place = $1,000)

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Increasing Access to Honors/AP History through a Student Cohort Program

Engage with SSA teachers to share data, evaluate how the cohort program is working, and examine how a cohort program might work on their campuses.

How a Nation Becomes a State: A Map Analysis Activity

See how the Library of Congress's professional development module, Analyzing Primary Sources: Maps, supports student inquiry and understanding of changing regional boundaries and the idea of statehood over time.

What is NSSSA?

Calling all teachers, department chairs, and supervisors! Join your colleagues to preserve the future of social studies. The National Social Studies Supervisors Association offers special conference rates and door prizes!

Women Behaving Badly: Using Literature to Tell Her-story

Explore the writings of women throughout history using rich literature. Receive classroom-ready lessons and resources for secondary HSS courses, as well as cross-curricular literacy strategies.

Why Didn't They Just Leave? Jewish Emigration from Nazi Germany

Using resources from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, examine the challenges facing Jews fleeing Nazi Germany and explore connections to the plight of refugees today.
See Resources for this Session Why Didn't They Just Leave?

The New AP World History Exam: Teaching and Assessment

Through specific teaching and assessment strategies (and handouts), explore the historical thinking skills that are the foundation of the new 2017 AP World History exam.

Reimagining Ancient Rome: Lessons from the NEH Seminar in Rome

Explore visual and written primary sources for teaching rhetoric and power in Ancient Rome. Inspired by our summer studies, we brought the Eternal City back to our classrooms.

Global Historical Agency through Graphic Texts: Abina to Zahra's Paradise

With a focus on Trevor Getz's Abina and the Important Men, explore the myriad ways that graphic histories can introduce and reinforce student understanding of historical agency.

Do Ask, Do Tell: LGBTQ Roundtable

Are you questioning how to approach LGBTQ issues in your classroom? Do you have answers to the questions? Join this community discussion lead by leaders in LGBTQ education.


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