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Teaching Resources for Spring 2017

NCSS Journals for Spring!

The March/April issues of Social Education and Social Studies and the Young Learner will soon arrive in mailboxes, and the articles are posted online now. A few articles are "open access," free PDFs at

SOCIAL EDUCATION: Two special sections, (1) economics and (2) using instructional technology to engage students in the study of primary sources, examine a wide range of topics, from free trade and Brexit to the Kid Citizen app and digital maps. Two columns round out the issue. Lessons on the Law discusses the attempt of Asian American singer Simon Tam to name his band “The Slants,” a matter that’s now before the Supreme Court. Teaching with Documents examines problems that arose as the National Capital Housing Authority (NCHA) planned to integrate an all-white public housing project in Washington, D.C., in 1953.

SOCIAL STUDIES AND THE YOUNG LEARNER: “Agency and empowerment with young learners” is the theme of this issue. “Kindergarten and the early grades are a time in which children can begin to experience the feeling that ‘I can make a difference,’ and practice social skills that make civic engagement possible,” says Editor Scott Waring. Authors show how this can be done using community partnerships, “philosophical dialogue,” citizen-scientist activities, and children’s literature.