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Behavioral Sciences

April 10, 2018 - 7:00pm to May 1, 2018 - 8:00pm

This series is designed for those who currently use, or interested in learning about integrating music in their classroom studies. Over the course of four (4) webinars, examine how popular music reflects and impacts society; analyze topics and themes of significant events through the lens of song; and discuss ideas and strategies educators have found effective when using music to engage and inform their students.

Presenter: Stephen Armstrong, NCSS Past President and Social Studies Consultant, Connecticut Department of Education, Hartford, CT, has lead workshops on popular music and social studies at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, as well as at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts at the original location of the Woodstock Music Festival. 


Raising Bertie (POV-PBS)

In the quietly powerful Raising Bertie, three black boys in North Carolina’s rural Bertie County come of age right before our eyes. Filmed over six years, they deal with the same issues that every boy approaching the leap to manhood faces—and others triggered by their specific and often precarious conditions. As the quote from James Baldwin’s Notes of a Native Son that opens the film puts it, “I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also so much more than that. So are we all.”
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 8:00pm

The Vaccine War (Front Line/PBS)

Join an investigation into the science and politics of vaccine safety. Despite a scientific consensus that there is no link between vaccines and disorders like autism, the war over whether to immunize children continues. If a few un-immunized children catch a dangerous disease, it can suddenly threaten thousands of children and adults alike, sparking a pandemic. Maybe social science, popular education, and public policy are as important as medical science when it comes to keeping a human society healthy.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 10:00pm
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

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.

February 28, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

In the political climate of 2017, students need to understand their own identity as citizens and people living in a diverse society. The Racial/Cultural Identity model (R/CID) is a framework to help students understand their own race but other races in their communities and US as a whole.

"The purpose of using the R/CID model to analyze and evaluate a film, such as [Malcolm X] is twofold. It allows the teacher to begin to tear down a colorblind classroom and begin to integrate Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT)" (Nance & Williams, 2016).

$20 NCSS members / $40 NCSS nonmembers


From This Day Forward

PBS/POV Documentary
"From This Day Forward" portrays an American family coping with one of life’s most intimate transformations. Years ago, when director Sharon Shattuck’s father came out as transgender and began living as Trisha, Sharon was in the awkward throes of middle school. Her father’s transition to female was difficult for her straight-identified mother, Marcia, to accept, but her parents stayed together.
Monday, October 10, 2016 - 9:00pm
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