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2013 NCSS Award and Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the 2013 NCSS Award and Grant Recipients. Please join us in recognizing these educators for their outstanding accomplishments in social studies education. NCSS Award and Grant recipients were formally recognized during the NCSS Annual Conference in St. Louis, Washington in November, where they will also present sessions on their outstanding work.

Outstanding Social Studies Teachers of the Year

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Barbara Knighton
Elmwood Elementary School, Lansing, MI

Middle Level

Rhonda K. Watton
Templeton Middle School, Sussex, WI

High School

Robert Sandler
Stuyvesant High School, New York, NY

Grant for the Enhancement of Geographic Literacy

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John Harrington, Jr.
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
“Using Dual Encoding and GIS to Advance History and Geography Education in the K-12 Classroom”

NCSS Research Awards

NCSS Larry Metcalf Exemplary Dissertation Award

Elizabeth Dawes Duraisingh
“Interpreting the Past, Interpreting Themselves? How Young People Use the Past to Talk About Their Lives, Identities, and Values”
Harvard University, 2012

Brett L. M. Levy
“‘I Could Make a Difference’ Research and Theory of Fostering Adolescents’ Political Efficacy and Engagement”
University of Michigan, 2011

Exemplary Research in Social Studies Award

Walter Parker, Susan Mosborg, John Bransford, Nancy Vye, John Wilkerson and Robert Abbott
“Rethinking Advanced High School Coursework: Tackling the Depth/Breadth Tension in the AP US Government and Politics Course”
J. Curriculum Studies, 2011, VOL. 43, NO. 4, 533–559

Meira Levinson No Citizen Left Behind
Harvard University Press, 2012.

Jean Dresden Grambs Distinguished Career Research in Social Studies Award

Judith Torney-Purta
Department of Human Development, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Christa McAuliffe Reach for the Stars Award- Fund for the Advancement of Social Studies Education (FASSE)

Jeffrey A. Hinton
Northwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas, NV
Voices of Vegas Oral History Project

Award for Global Understanding in Honor of James Becker

Jack Zevin
City University of New York (CUNY) Queens College, Queens, NY

The Robert H. Jackson Center Award for Teaching Justice

Sarah Segal
Hood River Middle School, Hood River, OR

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