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Number 271 April 2017
NCSS reaffirms high-quality elementary social studies and the importance of teaching history. Executive Director Larry Paska spotlights "Your Social Studies Councils: The Original Social Networks.” Ted Talks feature author Sonia Nazario on immigration. And Pat Nickell is fondly remembered.

Peggy Jackson is energized by a recent, productive NCSS board meeting and encourages social studies teachers at every grade level, in every state, to be involved in advocating for social studies as our nation sets budget priorities.
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2017 NCSS Annual Conference
Read about events, restaurants, and cultural offerings waiting to be discovered when you attend the 97th NCSS Annual Conference, to be held November 15–19, 2017. Click on the blue text, “San Francisco.”
Teaching Resources
Read about classroom resources and online offerings from many sources. Free samples from the latest issues of Social Education (Teaching and Learning African American History) and Social Studies and the Young Learner (Current Issues, K-6)
The NCSS Annual Conference and its state and regional affiliate meetings are engines of professional learning. Increase your content knowledge and improve your teaching practices by joining a council. Then attend a meeting near you.

Professional Development—Our Colleagues
Discover events of interest to social studies educators as provided by nonprofits, as well as state and government institutions. This is the season to begin planning your 2017 summer professional learning.  
Awards, Grants, and Contests
Celebrate excellence in your profession by nominating a colleague or yourself. Invite your students to showcase their work. Search grants to enhance your classroom or boost projects. 

TV Plus
Get a head’s up on television programs that focus on history, civics, geography, economics, and/or current issues. Many are accompanied by educational websites or video shorts that can be used in the classroom.
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