Register For the WSCSS K-8 Conference!

Reaching out to students of underrepresented groups is one of the important functions of educators in classrooms. This program will focus on ways of doing that with greater understanding. The conference will be on February 2nd, 2019 from 8:30AM-3PM at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma.

Posted on December 9, 2018 .

Awards Program for Entrepreneurship Education

The Freedom Foundation is currently accepting applications from outstanding teachers for bringing passion and creativity to their classrooms as they teach students about entrepreneurship and the free enterprise system. The Leavey Awards are given in cash so check out the application requirements and instructions and enter here: https://www.freedomsfoundation.org/awards/leavey-awards !

Posted on April 24, 2018 .

Ford’s Theatre Summer 2018 Professional Development Programs

Ford’s Theatre Summer 2018 Professional Development Programs

Learn about Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and Washington during the Civil War as you spend a day at each of these fascinating sites! 

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Examine how the Civil War and Reconstruction have been remembered across time through the study of monuments and memorials in our nation's capital.

Apply Online: www.fords.org/for-teachers/

Applications are due by April 2, 2018

 

Posted on March 2, 2018 .

Researchers Seeking History Teachers for Survey

Two social studies education researchers, Lauren McArthur Harris at Arizona State University and Brian Girard at The College of New Jersey are conducting a research study to investigate how history teachers’ experiences inform their curricular decision-making.

If you teach at least one secondary (6-12) history course, please participate in a short 15-minute survey that will ask you questions about your planning practices for history instruction.

Posted on February 15, 2018 .

Update! Civics Bill Moved From House to Senate!

The WSCSS is co-sponsoring House Bill 1896/Senate Bill 5668 (Civic Education and Teacher Training). This bill would expand the Civics Education Teacher Program within the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to provide civics training and support for teachers within the state.

House Bill 1896 moved out of the House last week with a unanimous yes vote. It is now in the Senate K-12 Education committee.

Here's how to help!

Posted on February 14, 2018 .

Join the WSCSS Board!

This March there are two open positions on the WSCSS board up for election!  If you are passionate about the social studies, want to share your love of it with others, and want to work to improve the Social Studies for teachers and students in Washington, the WSCSS Board is where you belong!

Posted on February 11, 2018 .

Help move House Bill 1896 out of Appropriations by Tuesday, February 6th!

The WSCSS is co-sponsoring House Bill 1896/Senate Bill 5668 (Civic Education and Teacher Training). This bill would expand the Civics Education Teacher Program within the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to provide civics training and support for teachers within the state.

The bill needs to be moved out of Appropriations to be considered by the House of Representatives. If this doesn't happen by February 6th, it will not have a chance to pass this year. 

Posted on February 3, 2018 .