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Upcoming NCSS & Affiliated Council Events

July 25, 2018 to July 27, 2018

US teens consume more than 9 hours of media every day. Media literacy and critical thinking skills are essential to teach our students the different between what's real and what's fake, what are opinions and what are the facts.  In this intensive 3-day training, develop the skills, practice, pedagogy, inspiration and materials to effectively and continually integrate habits of inquiry and critical thinking into the social studies curriculum.   


555 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001
June 1, 2018 - 8:00am to 3:00pm

Theme: Critical Social Studies:  Skills and Engagement

Register at:

University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business
730 N. 14th Stree
Howard L. Hawks Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588
June 5, 2018 to June 6, 2018

Sponsored by C3 Teachers and National Council for the Social Studies, the Southeastern IDM Institute will feature hands-on opportunities for teachers to develop inquiry materials for use in their classrooms and to join a larger community of educators who share an interest in invigorating their classrooms through inquiry-based teaching and learning.


National Center for Civil and Human Rights
100 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
July 10, 2018 to July 12, 2018

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Join us at the NCSS Religious Studies Summer Institute to:
  • Broaden your professional competence with the disciplinary concepts and tools of religious studies as an academic discipline.
  • Increase your confidence in teaching about religion in constitutionally appropriate ways that engage your students and and meet your instructional goals.
  • Develop working relationships with leading religious studies subject matter experts and curricular resource providers.
Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
July 17, 2018 to July 19, 2018

What Is Your Role? Interpreting Leadership Past and Present in the Social Studies

Become acquainted with the foundational concepts of leadership through the lens of 18th century Williamsburg, Virginia.
Assess and Define your personal approach to leadership both as a leader and as a follower.
Create strategies that make it possible to deal effectively with the challenges facing today’s educational leaders.

Colonial Williamsburg
Williamsburg, VA 23187
July 23, 2018 to July 24, 2018

Sponsored by C3 Teachers and National Council for the Social Studies, the IDM Summer Institute features hands-on opportunities for teachers to develop inquiry materials for use in their classrooms. The institute will focus on introducing IDM and crafting inquiries, combination of whole group and small group work with classroom teachers, administrators, curriculum specialists/coaches. We will provide the tools and connections educational leaders need to deliver an IDM workshop in their schools or school systems and to scale up the IDM approach. 
American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20016
July 30, 2018 to August 3, 2018

Principles and Practice: How the American Revolution Help Shaped the U.S. Bill of Rights 

Presented by Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies; 
New England History Teachers Association; and Revolution 250/Massachusetts Historical Society


Presenters & Speakers Include

Robert J. Allison, Kate Melchior, J.L. Bell, Nicole Claris,
Amy Peters Clark, Charlie Newhall, L’Merchie Frazier

September 20, 2018 to September 22, 2018

Annual Conference / Social Studies: Opening the Gates of Citizenship

Embassy Suites Charleston Area Convention Center 
International Blvd.
North Charleston, SC 29418


October 12, 2018 to October 14, 2018

Annual Texas Council for the Social Studies Conference

Omni Houston Hotel at Westside
13210 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX