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Teaching Current Events in the Social Studies Classroom 

The Portland Eastern Herald recorded on June 8, 1795 that "Much has been said and written on the utility of newspapers; but one principal advantage which might be derived from these publications has been neglected; we mean that of reading them in schools." Although newspapers (in their printed form) are slowly but surely losing their footing …

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Doctoral student Sandy Pope published in Social Education 

Last month's Social Education features an article by the Social Studies program's own Alexander "Sandy" Pope. Authored with colleagues Laurel Stolte and Alison K. Cohen,  "Closing the Civic Engagement Gap: The Potential of Action Civics" looks at action-oriented projects that address local issues as a means to motivate students academically and encourage them to be …

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Content Area Literacy Conference 2010 Proceedings  ☆

How can social studies and science teachers help address student deficiencies in content literacy? Low disciplinary literacy brings a host of academic, social, and economic burdens. The Content Area Literacy Conference 2010, held this summer at Teachers College, brought together a host of educators and academics to discuss this problem and suggest possible resolutions. Now …

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New PD Job Posted with Kappa Delta Pi 

Professional Development position open with Kappa Delta Pi, international honor society in education.


Reposted from Kappa Delta Pi. Written by Sandy.

Kappa Delta Pi is looking for a new E-Chapter Webinar Coordinator! What is the E-Chapter Webinar series? The E-chapter Webinar series provides current, practical professional development Webinars to members across the US. Webinar events are between 60–90 minutes and involve an introduction, speaker or panel presentation, and closing. There are typically 2–4 Webinars scheduled each …

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