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  • The Council of State Social Studies Specialists (CS4) has compiled a list of over 40 summer professional development opportunities for social studies teachers. Most of these opportunities are free or nearly free and many include a stipend and/or graduate ...

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    Writing in History

    Hello everyone!                 My name is Kelsey and I am currently a senior in the Social Studies Education program. I was wondering if any of you have any suggestions on how to use writing in the Social Studies classroom . I really appreciate ...

  • We have just posted the materials from the Instruction Community NCSS 2017 Session on Developing Empathy. They are now available in the library of our Instruction Community Page. ------------------------------ Margarita Jimenez-Silva Associate Professor ...

  • There are so many great possibilities for bringing in writing to the social studies classroom. One resource I would suggest is the DBQ Project. https://www.dbqproject.com/ They provide a great framework for helping students "write from sources" ...

  • Hello,  I am a student at Buffalo State College, currently enrolled in a post baccalaureate program. I have experience as a teaching assistant in a variety of classrooms, which sadly does not include experience with Social Studies. Next semester, I will ...

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  • As you enter a classroom ask yourself this question: "If there were no students in the room, could I do what I am planning to do?" If your answer to the question is yes, don't do it. (1) General Ruben ...

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