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Upcoming NCSS & Affiliated Council Events

July 9, 2018 to July 18, 2018

Experience China: culturally fascinating, politically relevant, and home to a sixth of the world’s population. Gain a deeper understanding of the largest education system in the world on this Professional Learning tour. Join us as we learn about China's educational practices during local schools visits, as well as explore many of their cultural and historical sites, such as the Great Wall. 

EF Educational Tours has designed this 10-day exploration just for NCSS members. Please log into your member account for more information and details on how to sign-up.

NCSS China Tour Agenda

July 19, 2018 to July 28, 2018

Travel to Lima, Sacred Valley, and more with your fellow educators. This 10-day Professional Learning excursion will immerse you in Peruvian culture while you collaborate with local communities. Join us as we visit some of Peru’s major cultural and historical sites, such as Machu Picchu, culminating in a two-day service learning program. 

EF Educational Tours has designed this 10-day exploration just for NCSS members. Please log into your member account for more information and details on how to sign-up.

NCSS Peru Tour Agenda

February 20, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Analyze how historical events, population and demographics, land use, natural hazards, and economics have effected local and global changes using free,web-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and mapping tools.

February 23, 2018 - 6:00pm to February 24, 2018 - 6:00pm
Theme:"Balancing Security and Liberty: Past, Present, and Future" Location:
February 27, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Meuse-Argonne Offensive is the largest land offensive in American History and led to the creation of the American Battlefield Monuments Commission. Using the Teaching and Mapping the Geography of the Meuse Argonne Offensive website, an online resource was designed by teachers, we will show you how to make the teaching of World War I more relevant and applicable to today's students with ready-to-go lesson plans, interactive WebGIS maps, primary sources, and 3-D videos from the western front.

March 2, 2018 - 8:00am to March 3, 2018 - 6:00pm
Location:Cool Springs Marriott
March 3, 2018 - 8:30am to 5:30pm

Join us in a one day, hands-on training, in which you will:

  • Investigate the history of Greek trireme technology and impact on society, culture, politics and economics, as well as explore the influence these same factors had on the technology itself.
  • Learn about ancient naval warfare from a professional Historian, gain access to free IDM resources including primary and secondary source materials, and participate in a hands-on activity with guidance and insight from a world history teacher.
  • Leave with an action plan in hand, which will empower you to incorporate the history of technology, and its social context, in your classroom.
Stevens Institute of Technology
1 Castle Point Terrace
Carnegie 316
Hoboken, NJ 07030
March 4, 2018 - 8:00am to March 5, 2018 - 6:00pm
Location: Minnesota History Center
March 6, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join this webinar to learn more about the Sikh-American community.  Sikhism is the fifth largest World Religion with 25 million followers and Sikhs have been in America for over 130 years.  Find out about their religion, culture, identity and values.  Discover NCSS endorsed resources about Sikhism which you can use in your classroom!

March 8, 2018 - 8:00am to March 10, 2018 - 6:00pm
Theme: "It's All in Our Hands"