The 95th National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Annual Conference starts next month in New Orleans. Please join us for the following sessions:
Amending America: Some Assembly Required
Friday, Nov. 13, 10:05 to 10:55 a.m.
The National Archives celebrates the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights with new free material for grades K–12. Receive lessons highlighting how this iconic document continues to shape society.
- Mickey Ebert, National Archives at Kansas City
- Sara Lyons Davis, National Archives at New York City
- Amber Kraft, National Archives in Washington, DC
- Missy McNatt, National Archives in Washington, DC
National History Day, the National Archives, and C3: Using the NHD Theme with C3 in the Classroom
Friday, Nov. 13, 4:25 to 5:15 p.m.
Join the National Archives and National History Day in a discussion about incorporating the NHD theme into a C3 unit by using primary sources. Chinese immigration will be used as an example and a C3 unit will be provided.
- Elizabeth Dinschel, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch, Iowa
- Lynne O’Hara, National History Day
11,000 Attempts to Amend the Constitution: What Works, What Doesn’t
Saturday, Nov. 14, 8:00 to 8:50 a.m.
How Americans have attempted to amend the Constitution illustrates our understanding of citizenship and what it means to be American. The session will give educators a chance to analyze primary sources from the National Archives.
Presented by Christine Blackerby, Center for Legislative Archives at the National Archives in Washington, DC
26 Sure-Fire Ideas for Teaching Civics
Saturday, Nov. 14 8:00 to 8:50 a.m.
This will be a fast-paced, fun session with 26 ideas, one for each of the 26 members of the Civics Renewal Network, that you can take back and use in your classroom.
Presented by our partners in the Civics Renewal Network
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