The Fall In-Service for Social Studies is approaching. The deadline for proposing a workshop looms! Do you have a lesson you've taught this past year that you would like to share with others? A cool idea for a project you want to gather like-minded teachers to discuss? A resources you've found to be super helpful and would like to present to your peers? Then we have a great venue for you! Please submit a proposal to present at the Washington State Council for the Social Studies fall conference, scheduled for Oct. 7. Strike while all those great lessons/projects/resources are fresh in your mind! Click here to visit the conference page and submit a proposal. Deadline: August 15.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute is inviting Title I high schools to see "Hamilton" and to integrate Alexander Hamilton into classroom studies.
Is there a lesson, project or assignment that you are proud of from this past year?
The Daniel J. Evans Civic Education Award Program is currently accepting nominations. The nomination deadline for the 2016-17 school year is June 30.
National Council for Social Studies Conference Nov 17-19 in San Francisco
Upcoming Labor and Working Class History Assoc. Conference
in Seattle, June 22-25.
You are invited to a free one-day workshop on Saturday, June 24, in a collaborative environment, preparing one of your social studies inquiries for inclusion in Washington’s OER C3 Hub!
Center for Korea Studies (CKS) is hosting an upcoming Korea Studies K-12 Teachers' Conference & Workshop, to be held on Saturday, May 20th.
Empatico, a new education initiative based in NYC and housed by the KIND Foundation is in the early stages of developing a virtual educational exchange program that connects 3rd and 4th grade classrooms across the U.S. and around the world to support students' collaborative learning and empathy-building.
Join the network of more than 12,000 teachers who have participated in Freedoms Foundation’s summer graduate programs.
The Washington State Council for the Social Studies is pleased to announce that it has elected new board members and a vice-president at its annual retreat in Chelan.
The Washington State Council for the Social Studies (WSCSS) is urging its members to contact the members of the House Education Committee and their state representatives in support of 2SSB 5236.
Do you know of an excellent social studies educator or program that deserves recognition?
NCSS is accepting nominations and applications for the following 2017 awards and grants.
Thanks for coming to Chelan!
East Asian Philosophies and Religions: A Visual and Literary Introduction will explore the key philosophical and religious traditions that underlie East Asian belief systems, historically as well as in the present. Our course of study will focus on the emergence of Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, and Shinto within their original contexts, but will also consider how these traditions evolved as they moved across space and time. We will examine art and literature to familiarize ourselves with each tradition’s associated doctrines, objects and places of worship, and practices. As we analyze these sources, we will pay special attention to the impacts of cultural transmission, both on the traditions themselves and East Asian cultures they influenced.
July 24 – 28, 2017
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Monday-Thursday)
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m (Friday)
The University of Washington in Seattle
Neighborhoods in Japan will use stories, videos, and images to build an understanding of community life in Japan today. The seminar’s guiding question will be “How can we introduce our students to diverse stories of life in Japan?” In addition to exploring a rich variety of resources, the week will focus on adapting content and materials for use in your grade 2-8 classroom.
July 10 – 14, 2017
8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
The University of Washington in Seattle
Open to students in grades 6-12 in WA, OR, ID, MT & AK. PRIZES: $200 - 1st Place. $100 - 2nd Place. $50 - 3rd Place. Prizes awarded by category.
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington in collaboration with the Seattle University School of Law is offering secondary school teachers a unique opportunity to learn about the U.S. Constitution, federal judiciary, and issues of civil rights, federal-state courts, and federal criminal law. The institute is highly interactive.
The Ninth Circuit Court has just announced its 2017 Civics Content. This year's theme is Not To be Forgotten: Legal Lessons from the Japanese Internment.
Join the NCSS Technology Community winter Webinar on January 31st at 7:30pm EST where DC Vito will present MediaBreakers Studios, which allows students to edit media legally (#fairuse) to point out things such as media bias and connects students who are working on similar ideas so they can critique one another. The focus of this webinar will be how to use this tool to address the issue of fake news.