News for Members of National Council for the Social Studies
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Number 266 September 2016

A Special Message
U.S. Secretary of Education John King, Jr. shares a special message for educators on the significance of social studies to a well-rounded education.

NCSS Annual Conference 
Speakers challenge us to make racial equality a reality in America. Hear them at the 96th NCSS Annual Conference, December 2-4, 2016, in Washington, DC.

PREVIEW the NCSS Annual Conference by scrolling through this PDF, or printing it out! Clinics, workshops, hotels, and more.

President’s Message
This is a great time for teaching about elections and voting, says Peggy Jackson, who plans to address nine state or regional councils this fall.

News, Views, and Who’s Who
A neighborhood fights for social studies; states put the C3 Framework to use; and more.

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 & Learning
Discover webinars and summer institutes from NCSS, museums, and other institutions. Increase your content knowledge and improve your practice of teaching social studies.

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

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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