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October 2021 Newsletter

Books of the Month Hello, Nebraska social studies community! Since I can remember I have been an avid reader. As the Amazon truck keeps pulling up to my house to dump off more books, I thought it would be a great idea to share great reads about historical events, monthly observances, topics in education, and […]

September 2021 Newsletter

Addressing Disrupted Instruction in the Social Studies: Recommendations on a Matter of Equity and National Importance OVERVIEW This brief offers a rationale and recommendations for addressing disrupted instruction and learning loss in social studies. INTRODUCTION & CONTEXT Beginning in Spring 2020, many school buildings closed to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus and shifted […]

August 2021 Newsletter

Welcome (Back) to the 2021-2022 School Year! Whew! The world of social studies education has seen more than its fair share of attention in the last couple of months. I wanted to take a moment and send Nebraska Social Studies educators a word of reassurance and some tips for possible use. The Nebraska State Social […]

May 2021 Newsletter

The 2020-2019 Nebraska Social Studies Year in Review Summer break is soon approaching and I just wanted to take this opportunity to share my heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you for your continued diligence, hard work, and dedication to Nebraska students. I know that this year has been a challenge, and yet […]

April 2021 Newsletter

Educating for American Democracy Roadmap From the Educating for American Democracy website: The aim of the Roadmap is to provide guidance that shifts content and instruction from breadth to depth by offering an inquiry framework that weaves history and civics together and inspires students to learn by asking difficult questions, then seeking answers in the […]

March 2021 Newsletter

Nebraska Historical Markers Happy Nebraska Statehood Day! On March 1, 1867, Nebraska officially became the 37th state of this nation’s union. From the History Nebraska website: Our Explore Nebraska History app is the easiest way to find Nebraska Historical Markers in your area or access marker information from afar. You can download it on the […]

February 2021 Newsletter

Gilder Lehrman National History Teacher of the Year Award From the Gilder Lehrman website: Nominations and applications for the Gilder Lehrman 2021 National History Teacher of the Year Award are now open. The 2021 award will honor exceptional elementary and secondary school teachers. Eligible generalist and specialist teachers in each of the 50 states, the […]

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