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  • 1.  NO Theme Necessary for Submitting to Social Studies and the Young Learner

    Posted 01-19-2017 10:56:00 AM

    I have fantastic news about Social Studies and the Young Learner. There are no longer specific themes for each of the issues, other than ones that are Guest Edited. Thus, please submit any and all ideas related to PreK-6 social studies education to me at I do welcome manuscripts focusing on all areas of social studies, but please visit the web site so that you will be able to properly follow the guidelines outlined there and to consider the suggestions provided:

    Additionally, I am thrilled to announce that Dr. Emma Thacker (James Madison University) will be guest editing the January/February 2018 issue of Social Studies and the Young Learner. Here is a call outlining the scope of this issue:

    A Call for Manuscripts: Using the C3 Framework with Young Learners

    How are elementary teachers and students using the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework in their classrooms? What resources are effective for bringing the four-step Inquiry Arc into elementary lessons? What challenges do teachers and students face as they use the C3 Framework in K-6 settings? In this issue, we ask authors to share their ideas for and experiences with using C3 Framework practices with elementary students, while focusing on a specific K-6 activity or lesson.  Please prepare your submission for this theme issue (January/February 2018) of Social Studies and the Young Learner by:

    • Accessing the free PDF of the C3 Framework, and related resources, at org/c3
    • Reviewing the guidelines and tips for authors at org/publications/ssyl
    • Teaching a K-6 lesson, describing it for other teachers, and gathering evidence (drawings, writing, and dialog) of students’ learning
    • Sending your work as an email attachment to the Guest Editor, Emma S. Thacker, at
    • Submitting your work by the deadline, July 15, 2017.


    Scott Waring
    University of Central Florida
    Orlando, Florida

  • 2.  RE: NO Theme Necessary for Submitting to Social Studies and the Young Learner

    Posted 01-20-2017 03:35:00 PM
    Good Scott.
    Peggy Jackson
    NCSS President b

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