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Teaching Resources about Gun Violence

How are you addressing current events in your classroom? Please let us know at, and send us links to the top few teaching resources that you rely on. We’ll consider them for including here, among the teaching resource and background articles that social studies educators have offered for sharing with colleagues. (No endorsement implied. See footnote.)

NCSS is seeking a Membership Associate to join our team. This position provides essential support to the organization’s members. The primary responsibility of the Membership Associate is to support membership processing, data entry, and ongoing responses to customer inquiries. In addition, the Membership Associate is often a first point of contact with the organization: answering calls, responding to general e-mail and web inquiries, and handling postal mail distribution to and from appropriate departments.

July 11, 2017 to July 13, 2017

Join us at the NCSS Summer Legislative Leadership Institute to ...

* Learn about the Federal legislative landscape that will impact social studies education in the coming year.
* Build and sustain relationships with Members of Congress and State Legislators.
* Develop advocacy resources to support social studies education in your state and district.

$199 per person (NCSS members) $279 per person (non-members)

Discovery Education World Headquarters
One Discovery Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910
August 3, 2016 to August 5, 2016

Both the Common Core and NCSS's C3 (College, Career, and Civic Life) Framework call for instructional shifts in the teaching of social studies: the inquiry arc, disciplinary literacy tools, writing for understanding, evaluating sources and evidence, and critical thinking. Central to this institute will be the art of developing the right question to stimulate curiosity driven inquiry and strategies for exploring those questions. Instructors will model and teach dozens of practical engaging teaching strategies and tools to help your students meet the expectations of both C3 and the Common Core.

University of Wisconsin, School of Continuing Education Conference Center
Milwaukee, WI
July 12, 2016 - 7:00pm to July 26, 2016 - 8:00pm

false During this webinar series, participants will analyze background information, policy and position statements, and current political trends that will provide them with the necessary information and resources to teach the 2016 presidential and congressional elections. Voting trends from previous elections, national and statewide demographic changes, and party/candidate differences on critical issues will all be carefully discussed. We will determine what the "best" sources are to find out information on the elections and on electoral processes. Participants will also be encouraged to utilize a "case study" approach and to study and prepare curriculum materials to teach one specific congressional election in their own state.


Inquiry Design Model: Building Inquiries in Social Studies

New from NCSS Publications, Inquiry Design Model: Building Inquiries in Social Studies is comprehensive, in-depth guide for teachers who want to build classroom inquiries based on the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework. The authors demonstrate how to construct effective Inquiry Design Model (IDM) blueprints that incorporate engaging questions, tasks, and sources. 


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