News for Members of National Council for the Social Studies
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Number 267 October 2016

NCSS Annual Conference 
Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis will address the 96th NCSS Annual Conference, December 2–4, 2016, in Washington, DC.

President’s Message
Gather new ideas and new energy for your classroom. The ideas and ideals that we value will persist only if we succeed in passing them along to the next generation.

News, Views, and Who’s Who
NCSS's new Executive Director, C3 Framework Updates; Teaching Economic Sustainability; Oral History Thanksgiving 2016; National History Day 2017; and Sandy Hook Promise.

Selecting Your NCSS Board Members
Here is the slate of candidates for the 2016-2017 Board of Directors and Officer elections! Please read about them and vote between December 5, 2016 and January 16, 2017.

Teaching Elections and Voting
Teaching resources from NCSS and from our colleagues are listed here. Find classroom activities in this election season that best fit your grade level and student population.

Teaching Resources
Read about classroom resources and online offerings from many sources. And of course, the latest journals and books from NCSS are announced here.

Professional Development – NCSS
Discover the webinars, workshops, and conferences of NCSS and local, state, and regional councils. Increase your content knowledge and improve your teaching practices with these professional learning opportunities.

Professional Development – Our Colleagues
National and state agencies, as well as museums and other organizations, offer professional development opportunities. We help you discover events of interest to social studies educators.

Awards, Grants, & Contests
Celebrate excellence in your profession by nominating a colleague or yourself. Invite your students to showcase their work.

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.

The Social Studies Professional — known as TSSP — is the official member newsletter of National Council for the Social Studies. TSSP is published 8 times per year (January/February; March; April; May/June; July/August; September; October; and November/December).

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