The James Madison Fellowship transforms outstanding educators into Constitutional scholars by providing up to $24,000 to earn an MA with an emphasis on Constitutional studies. Apply today at www.jamesmadison.gov. The deadline for applying is March 1, 2018.
On the closing day of the 97th NCSS Annual Conference, Daniel Ellsberg was slated to address the plenary gathering, but he was ill that day, and co-speaker Peter J. Kuznick adeptly filled the hour (as will be reported in the next TSSP newsletter). Ellsberg was soon back on his feet, giving a 59-minute radio interview, a few weeks later. Teachers who wonder what Ellsberg might have said could do worse than check out the podcast and
This documentary follows the creation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pop culture Broadway phenomenon "Hamilton" and the U.S. history behind it. Interviews with former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, as well as Questlove, Jimmy Fallon, Nas, Stephen Sondheim, and more.
View an intimate portrait of the ongoing economic crisis told through kids growing up in the Midwest. The film revisits three families hit hard by the recession, exploring what poverty means to children and to the country.
This clinic will present information on preparing social studies education program reports, including information on the newly approved NCSS National Standards for the Preparation of Social Studies Teachers.
Asian Americans are the most invisible ethnoracial group in K-12 historical narratives and are largely ignored in scholarship about teachers of color. This qualitative case study examined how Asian American elementary teachers enacted Asian American historical narratives, with particular attention to the dominant narrative of history, their use of Asian American children's literature, and their conceptualizations of citizenship.
Preservice high school teachers were asked to integrate an inquiry-based approach when considering fake news items and Library of Congress primary sources. Learn how to provide context when introducing sources.
Social studies educators teach students the content knowledge, intellectual skills, and civic values necessary for fulfilling the duties of citizenship in a participatory democracy. The mission of National Council for the Social Studies is to provide leadership, service, and support for all social studies educators.