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Our entire NCSS team thanks you, our teachers, for your passion and commitment to our students and our social studies profession every day! Here are a few thoughts on how much we appreciate you!
 

Education Talk Radio podcast for parents and community members with NCSS Executive Director Larry Paska, NCSS Past-President Michelle Herczog, Louise Dube of iCIVICS, and Kamy Akhavan of Procon.org (recorded March 10, 2017).

NCSS Executive Director Dr. Lawrence Paska was a special guest on Education Talk Radio on Wednesday, January 4 to discuss "The State of Social Studies in 2017". 

Listen to the recording at www.blogtalkradio.com/edutalk/2017/01/04/the-state-of-social-studies-in-2017.  Learn more about Education Talk Radio at educationtalkradio.wordpress.com/.

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day.

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Human Rights Education: A Necessity for Effective Social and Civic Learning (NCSS Position Statement)

Congress Investigates: Pearl Harbor and 9/11 Congressional Hearing Exhibits

Studying the two featured documents in this article will illustrate for students the importance of Congress’s power to investigate as part of a system of checks and balances established by the Founders. A free article by Christine Blackerby from Social Education, September 2011.

 

The NCSS Board of Directors has approved the following slate of candidates for the 2016-2017 Board of Directors and Officer elections. The election ballot will open December 5, 2016 and close January 16, 2017. NCSS members in good standing as of October 31 will receive instructions and credentials for accessing the online ballots. 

The National Council for the Social Studies National Standards for the Preparation of Social Studies Teachers are intended to provide guidance for a number of different audiences who are either responsible for assuring the competence of social studies teaching professionals (e.g., institutions of higher education, NCATE/CAEP reviewers, state agencies that approve teacher education programs, state licensure offices, testing organizations) or in need of such assurance as they decide which teacher preparation institution to attend or which prospective teachers to employ (e.g., prospective soci

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