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May 30, 2018
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Neb. students seek home's historic designation
Neb. students seek home's historic designation
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Students in an honors US history course at a Nebraska high school have been working to get a local landmark, the George A. Marshall home, added to the National Register of Historic Places. The students have researched primary sources on the house and are creating a 3D model that they will use during their presentation this fall to the State Historic Preservation Board of Directors.
Enterprise Publishing Co. (Blair, Neb.) (5/29) 
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How one Mich. teacher uses place-based education
How one Mich. teacher uses place-based education
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Kelly Rickert, an elementary-school teacher in Detroit, turned a student's question about a garbage incinerator into a real-world lesson that incorporated the question and the community. In this Q&A, Rickert describes how she and artist Matthew Daher used "place-based" learning to help students create a documentary about trash.
Chalkbeat/Detroit (5/29) 
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HMH Social Studies: Connect Students to History
HMH Social Studies for Grades 6–12 integrates differentiated instruction and reading support that provides students with intervention and enrichment opportunities and fosters independent learning. Learn more and request access to review online materials via Ed: Your Friend in Learning®.
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Professional Development
Opinion: Engage, support teachers of color
Teachers of color leave the profession at a higher rate than their white colleagues, says John King Jr., former US Secretary of Education, and Linda Darling-Hammond, president and CEO of the Learning Policy Institute. In this commentary, they call for leaders to "engage teachers of color in conversations about what they need to be best supported."
The Hechinger Report (5/28) 
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S.C. residency program aims to stem teacher shortage
Coastal Carolina University's new residency program for aspiring teachers is aimed at easing educator shortages in South Carolina. College officials say they hope the program will bring teachers to rural areas and they plan to partner with other county districts.
The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.) (free registration) (5/24) 
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The benefits of digital content
Tailoring materials to learner needs, plus the ability to offer students richer, more interesting reading options are just two reasons why more schools are looking at digital content tools. See more benefits in this SmartFocus on Digital Education.
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Technology in the Classroom
Tools to help educators integrate VR, AR
As educators look for ways to integrate virtual reality and augmented reality in the classroom, author Jaime Donally asserts that adopting such immersive technology does not have to break the bank. In this commentary, he shares five low-cost activities to use.
eSchool News (5/29) 
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Social Studies & Civic Life
Should school libraries keep summer hours?
Should school libraries keep summer hours?
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School libraries should remain open for at least a portion of students' summer break, asserts Valentina Gonzalez, a professional-development specialist for English-language learners in Katy, Texas. In this blog post, she writes that school libraries could help to curb summer learning loss.
MiddleWeb (5/27) 
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Students donate unused food in pilot program
Students donate unused food in pilot program
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Students at an Indiana elementary school are participating in a pilot program to donate unused food from the school cafeteria to those who need it. The students have saved 21,584 food items this school year -- the equivalent of 5,000 meals for area pantries and soup kitchens.
The Tribune-Star (Terre Haute, Ind.) (5/29) 
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NCSS Updates
Conference registration open -- Register by June 30 for early-bird rates
Learn, share and network with more than 3,500 social studies professionals from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 in Chicago. Experience innovative research and practice across all social studies disciplines through session workshops, intensive clinics, regional tours and special events. Register now.
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Inquiry Design Model: Building Inquiries in Social Studies
This new book from NCSS Publications is a comprehensive, in-depth guide for teachers who want to build classroom inquiries based on the College, Career and Civic Life Framework. Learn how to construct effective Inquiry Design Model blueprints that incorporate engaging questions, tasks and sources. Learn more.
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