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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 10, 1948. Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt skillfully guided the Committee of the United Nations that developed the UDHR, establishing a baseline of rights necessary to realize the fundamental human dignity of every person in an increasingly interconnected world. December 10, 2018 is being observed around the world as Human Rights Day and, particularly as the 70th Anniversary of this global commitment to respect the humanity of all.

Candidate Statements 2018-2019 NCSS Elections

The NCSS Board of Directors has approved the following slate of candidates for the 2018-2019 Board of Directors and Officer elections. The election ballot will open December 10, 2018 and close January 22, 2019. NCSS members in good standing as of October 15 are eligible to vote, and will receive instructions and credentials by email for accessing the online ballots starting December 10.

National Council for the Social Studies has an excellent opportunity for a Digital Marketing Manager. You will use your creative marketing skills to help grow the organization working in a positive, professional environment. Come join our team!

Chanda Robinson is a social studies educator with over 20 years of experience who has sought to empower teachers and students through historical, geographic, civic and economical thinking. She is currently developing social studies curriculum documents that focus on the Inquiry Design Model and Understanding by Design. Why does Chanda think social studies is so important?

National Council for the Social Studies is pleased to announce that India S. Meissel, a social studies department chair and teacher at Lakeland High School in Suffolk, Virginia, began a one-year term as president of the NCSS Board of Directors on July 1, 2018. Tina L. Heafner, a professor at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, North Carolina, began a one-year term as president-elect, and is in line to be president beginning in July 2019. Stefanie R. Wager, a social studies consultant at the Iowa Department of Education in Des Moines, Iowa, began a one-year term as vice-president, and is in line to be president beginning in July 2020. Terry L. Cherry, a social studies consultant in Mesquite, Texas, assumed the role of past-president

NCSS President India Meissel recounts her path to the NCSS presidency and her vision for the future of NCSS and social studies. "The future is in our hands and it is a bright one at that."

A Joint Statement by NCSS President Terry L. Cherry and NCSS Executive Director Lawrence M. Paska