Fifth-grade students at one Alabama elementary school recently researched the lives of explorers and created life-size portraits of historical figures including Ferdinand Magellan and Marco Polo. As part of the social studies lessons, students also took a virtual reality field trip to see ancient Inca and Aztec ruins.
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A 65-member team made up of educators and other officials has been assembled in Nebraska to update social studies standards. Officials say a first draft could be available next month, followed by public feedback.
Inspire students with poignant words and stories from those impacted by the events of the Holocaust. Our "Inspiring the Human Story" poster series is perfect for teachers looking for some added inspiration in their classroom this year. Order a free set for your classroom with recommended classroom activities.
There are three tools that educators can use to transform their classrooms, suggests Matt Prusiecki, superintendent of MSD of Decatur Township. In this commentary, he shares how educators can use virtual portfolios, hot spots and interactive tools to help students learn.
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A survey by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has found that only 13% of Americans knew that the US Constitution was ratified in 1788 and fewer than half knew the US Supreme Court has nine justices. A report earlier this year showed that only nine states and the District of Columbia require civics courses in high school.
It may be time to retire the word "bullying," writes Jim Dillon, a former school administrator. In this blog post, he describes how the word has started to lose meaning and how eliminating "bullying" may allow schools to shift from a criminal-justice framework to more positive changes they can make to create environments that are psychologically and emotionally safe.
The NCSS Nominations Committee has selected a slate of candidates for the 2019 Board of Directors and Officer elections. Eligible members in good standing will receive instructions for accessing the ballot when the election opens on Monday, Dec. 3. See the full list of candidates.