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Outstanding Social Studies Teachers of the Years for 2013
From left to right: Rhonda Watton, Middle Level Social Studies Teacher of the Year; Robert Sandler, High School Social Studies Teacher of the Year; Barbara Knighton, Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year.
NCSS is seeking candidates for Vice-President, and the Board of Directors. Nominees are also needed for the Fund for the Advancement of Social Studies Education (FASSE) board. You may nominate yourself, or recommend a colleague member who has experience as an affiliate council or associated group leader. Recommendations may be sent to any member of the nominations committee.
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- Developing State and Local Social Studies Standards (2014) -pdf
- Study about Religions in the Social Studies Curriculum (2014) -pdf
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