National Council for the Social Studies

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National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) is the nation’s leading association of social studies educators. All social studies educators are welcome to become members. NCSS publishes the widely used journals, Social Education and Social Studies and the Young Learner, and is also the publisher of the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies and the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Enhancing State Social Studies Standards, which was prepared in cooperation with 14 other professional associations in social studies disciplines. NCSS advocates nationwide for the future of social studies as a core discipline in schools. The NCSS articles and lesson plans presented in ShareMyLesson are a sample of the wide range of articles and lesson plans offered in NCSS journals. For more information on NCSS, visit www.socialstudies.org.

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In today’s society, film is a part of popular culture and is relevant to students’ everyday lives. The purpose of this article is to provide teachers...
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In this article, Andy Robinson and Joan Brodsky Schur offer suggestions and ideas for guiding students through an educational, but potentially...
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Confusion and misinformation about the Fed may make it difficult for high school economics teachers to sort through available resources and decide...
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History books make the progression from the 1890s debates and early twentieth century financial crises look inevitable. Yet the textbooks do not...
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Many social scientists have recently commented on the high levels of income inequality in the United States. Indeed, the last time income inequality...
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Streets are so common in everyday use that they often escape notice. Yet some names evoke far more than a simple moniker atop a signpost. Consider...
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Large and well-established Chinatowns can be found in diverse locales, including New York, San Francisco, Vancouver, Paris, Sydney, and Singapore. In...
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Manifest Destiny, the idea that Providence guided the conquest and settlement of North America, is one of the most contested ideas in American...
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During the New York City Draft Riots the city's own inhabitants unleashed a torrent of violence and destruction that chiefly targeted African-...
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This summer marks the hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, which erupted in Europe at the end of July and beginning of August 1914...