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Number 270 March 2017
NCSS and its affiliates affirm a “commitment to an open and inclusive democracy” in response to new immigration policies. Take a short survey with vital questions. Dr. Paska on Education Talk Radio.

Peggy Jackson encourages teachers to send students forth “with recorders to interview their elders” as they “dig into the archives” of civil rights history in libraries, historical societies, and own schools.

Read Dr. Lawrence Paska’s newest essays about trends, issues, and ideas in social studies education. A dispatch from the Big Apple. Partnering with STEM. And more.

2017 NCSS Annual Conference
The 97th Annual Conference will be held November 15–19, 2017, in San Francisco. How to look for financial support so that you can attend this premiere professional learning event.
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.
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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