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Upcoming NCSS & Affiliated Council Events

January 18, 2019 to January 19, 2019

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The CUFA Retreat, organized by the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, will take place from January 18-20, 2019 at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. The CUFA Retreat is an event that allows all in attendance an opportunity to focus on and emphasize the importance of social studies. The format of the retreat is intended to encourage collaborative dialogue and allow attendees chances to discuss multiple perspectives, rigor in research, data-informed thinking, and effective practices that results in educational opportunities for all learners.

 

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Florida International University
Miami, FL
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January 24, 2019 - 4:30pm

Free Webinar Presented in Partnership with inquirED

  • Overview: Unpacking C3 Social Studies Framework and the changes required to teach Social Studies inquiry
  • Who Should Attend: Administrators and Teachers looking to better understand new inquiry standards
  • Including a Special Q&A Session: A discussion with NCSS president India Meissel about inquiry and its impact on social studies curriculum and instruction across the country

 

 

 

 

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February 5, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm

During this webinar series participants will analyze the vast political, social, and cultural changes that took place in the United States beginning in the 1950s and lasting through the 1960s. We will discuss the vast divisions that developed in American society during this era, and ways that those divisions continue today. We will analyze how new voices emerged on the political scene during this period, and how and why some "radicals" distanced themselves from any form of politics.

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February 7, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm

During this webinar series participants will analyze the vast political, social, and cultural changes that took place in the United States beginning in the 1950s and lasting through the 1960s. We will discuss the vast divisions that developed in American society during this era, and ways that those divisions continue today. We will analyze how new voices emerged on the political scene during this period, and how and why some "radicals" distanced themselves from any form of politics.

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February 12, 2019 - 7:00pm

On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson, an African American man, took the field as a member of the major-league baseball team, the Brooklyn Dodgers. Robinson received death threats, was isolated and segregated and was the most scrutinized player in the United States at the time. Despite all of this, Robinson successfully broke the color barrier for baseball and other sports. 

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February 19, 2019 - 7:00pm

This webinar will introduce middle school social studies educators to several frameworks drawn from history and the social sciences, such as settler colonialism, physical and cultural genocide, and human rights, for teaching about the mass violence perpetrated against Indigenous peoples in the United States in the nineteenth century. Through the use of primary source documents, participants will learn about the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War and its aftermath, as a case study for teaching and learning about specific examples, as well as the broader history, of such mass violence.

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February 21, 2019 - 8:30pm to 9:30pm

 

Time : 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Regisration Cost: FREE

Join us for this webinar hosted by staff from the European Union (EU) featuring educators who have successfully incorporated EU topics into their U.S. courses. You will learn about curriculum resources available for teaching the EU, and tips to implement these learning tools in your classroom! 

This webinar will provide you with the following tools and resources.

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February 26, 2019 - 7:00pm

This webinar will introduce participants to theory, research, and practice related to developing curriculum and instructional practices that respond to the social context in which they work, and will cover principles and approaches to building a professional identity as a cultural responsive educator.

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March 14, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm

During this webinar series participants will analyze the vast political, social, and cultural changes that took place in the United States beginning in the 1950s and lasting through the 1960s. We will discuss the vast divisions that developed in American society during this era, and ways that those divisions continue today. We will analyze how new voices emerged on the political scene during this period, and how and why some "radicals" distanced themselves from any form of politics.

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March 18, 2019 to March 19, 2019

“E Pluribus Unum: Out of Many, One”

The Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies (Mass Council, or MCSS) is proud to be hosting the 49th annual Northeast Regional Conference for the Social Studies for K-12 teachers and college and university faculty in the New England states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, and the states of New York and New Jersey!

Framingham State University
93-100 State Street
McCarthy Center
Framingham, MA 01701
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March 21, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm

During this webinar series participants will analyze the vast political, social, and cultural changes that took place in the United States beginning in the 1950s and lasting through the 1960s. We will discuss the vast divisions that developed in American society during this era, and ways that those divisions continue today. We will analyze how new voices emerged on the political scene during this period, and how and why some "radicals" distanced themselves from any form of politics.

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March 26, 2019 - 7:00pm

The Library of Congress has digitized and made available online, for free, millions of historical primary sources in multiple formats. These represent untold opportunities for exploration and discovery, but finding the way can be daunting. This hands-on session will suggest some starting places and strategies for empowering students to ask questions and seek answers in the collections. Participants will apply select strategies to visual images and informational text and then reflect together on ways to employ the strategies in their own classrooms.

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April 2, 2019 - 7:00pm

This presentation highlights a freely available digital game designed to foster young children's engaging inquiry with primary sources. KidCitizen is part of the Congress, Civic Participation, and Primary Sources Project. It is funded by a grant from the Library of Congress. The presenters will introduce KidCitizen and discuss how the models of learning showcased in the KidCitizen templates may be leveraged by teachers to support disciplined inquiry in primary grade instruction.

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April 9, 2019 - 7:00pm

Youth interest in politics, government, and current issues is at an all time high nationwide. However, civic education is minimized in curricula across the country and as a result students have few opportunities to engage with the controversial issues which inform their world and are most relevant to them. 

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April 25, 2019 - 7:00pm

This webinar will introduce the sociology learning goals for College, Career and Civic ready students. In the first half of the webinar, sociologists will provide an overview of the four learning goals, the assessable competencies for each of the goals, and the connections to the C3 framework. In the second half, the directors of the American Sociological Association's High School program will present sample lessons.

Fee: $25 members/$50 non-members

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May 7, 2019 - 7:00pm

History and social studies educators often face the challenge of how to engage in the study of difficult histories with students. Although best practice in the field of Holocaust studies maintains that primary sources should be a central component of any study of the Holocaust, research demonstrates that most high school history and social studies teachers feel unprepared to teach the subject both in regards to historical content, and curation of primary sources. 

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