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Upcoming NCSS & Affiliated Council Events

October 1, 2018

Keynote Speaker James Percoco, nationally recognized history educator with over thirty-three years of service to American education. His books A Passion for the Past: Creative Teaching of US History and Divided We Stand: Teaching About Conflict in US History are staples in collegiate social studies methods courses across the United States. Percoco has pioneered the combination of public education with public history utilizing public history opportunities throughout his curriculum.

Prairie Meadows Conference Center
1 Prairie Meadows Dr
Altoona, IA 50009
October 2, 2018 - 7:00pm

Part 2 of a two-part webinar series. 

See Part 1 Here

Do you feel confident teaching about religion? Are you familiar with the concepts and tools used by religious studies scholars? What is the difference between teaching religion to encourage faith formation and teaching about religion from an academic perspective?

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 



October 15, 2018 to October 16, 2018

Theme: Building Civic Literacies Across the Curriculum

This year’s conference returns to the state’s capital and entertains timely topics in addition to the ongoing search for excellence in social studies teaching and learning.

This year’s conference addresses the following four conference sub-themes:

Marriot Columbus University Area
3100 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus, OH 43203
October 16, 2018 - 7:00pm

You want your history classrooms to encourage historical thinking, with students developing and supporting assertions about the past from analyses of primary source documents and connections to current events. This webinar explores how you can use Newsela resources to help students develop the 5 C’s of historical thinking articulated by NCSS. 

October 19, 2018 to October 21, 2018

Shedding Light on Social Studies: Impactful Instruction in the Sunshine State

The Florida Hotel & Conference Center
1500 Sand Lake Road
Orlando, FL 32809
October 21, 2018 to October 23, 2018

This event offers professional development workshops to Louisiana's finest Social Studies Teachers through an annual conference that begins with Registration and a Welcome Reception on Sunday, October 21 and continues with registration, an opening morning session, and a full day of workshop sessions, Monday, October 22; and, culminates with a half-day of workshop sessions, Tuesday, October 23. Throughout the event, attendees are invited to partake in the rich history, culture, and excitement Baton Rouge has to offer at our various restaurants, museums, casinos, etc.

Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center
201 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
October 28, 2018 to October 29, 2018
Emporia State University Memorial Union
1 Kellogg Cir
Emporia, KS 66801
November 2, 2018
Moore-Norman Technology Center—South Penn Campus
13301 S. Pennsylvania Avenue
Okalahoma CIty, OK 73170