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Advocacy and Policy

Be an Advocate for Social Studies Education

There's no group better suited to be advocates for the social studies profession nor better equipped to communicate the importance of social studies education than social studies educators. NCSS's greatest resources in creating greater awareness of the importance of social studies education are our members and our councils. You have the best understanding of social studies; you are in every corner of the United States, and you can reach out to people throughout the country. It is vital that the field of social studies develop and deploy relationships that will protect and expand precious teaching time, scarce budgets, and the content and critical thinking skills that are part of social studies instruction. 

Resources for Effective Advocacy

NCSS Advocacy Toolkit

In this Tool Kit are numerous sample materials you can use to promote social studies education. An awareness campaign, works best with a grassroots approach. Using this kit, you can influence key audiences locally.

Additional resources to help you be an effective advocate

U.S. Department of Education Webinar Series - Increasing Capacity Through ESSA Student Support & Academic Enrichment Grants

Meeting with Your Congressional Represenatatives - At Home 

Leaders' Webinar: Social Studies and a Well-Rounded Education, Demystifying the Guidance (November 15, 2016)

Social Studies in the Every Student Succeeds Act: Where do we go from here?  (January 13, 2016)


Take Action

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Calling all Voices for Social Studies!  The FY2017 and FY 2018 appropriations funding request and call to action are now avilable. Visit the NCSS Action Center today and make your voice heard - YOU can make a difference!

NCSS Action Center