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This site is dedicated to Arkansas social studies educators. Members of Arkansas Council for the Social Studies include elementary, middle and secondary, private and public, university professors and instructors, school administrators, and non-educational professionals who recognize the importance of a strong social studies background for our young citizens.
Arkansas Council for the Social Studies
Register Here for the 2019 ACSS Summer Conference: Reading and Writing in the Social Studies! July 10-11, 2019
2019 ACSS ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Reading and Writing in the Social Studies
Little Rock, July 10-11, 2019
Teachers will have opportunities to hear interesting presenters, practice hands-on teaching activities, and network with educators from around the state. Thanks to a grant from the Library of Congress, Midwest Region's Teaching with Primary Sources program, we can offer the conference at a very low cost! $50 for registration and ACSS membership! Sack lunch provided on Wednesday, and ACSS Awards Luncheon on Thursday included in the cost for the first 60 registrants. The Clinton Center's restaurant will cater the meals, so we know the food will be special!
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we are currently accepting nominations for the following 2019 awards:
*Deadline for all applications is April 19, 2019
MARSHA COLEMAN AWARD FOR NOVICE TEACHERS
K-8 TEACHER OF THE YEAR
9-12 TEACHER OF THE YEAR
UNIVERSITY EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR
FRIEND OF SOCIAL STUDIES
ACSS MEMBER OF THE YEAR
congratulations to our ACSS 2017 Award Winners:
Student Competition Announcement
Arkansas Bar Association Law Related Education Committee is sponsoring two new competitions for high school students: an essay contest and a courtroom artist competition!!
DEADLINES: Art Submissions- Feb. 18, 2019
Essay Submissions- March 2, 2019
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*Entry Form - LRESC - Judge for a Day.pdf
Just Need to Find Curriculum?
*Don't forget to visit our Resources page to find more ideas and free resources to aid your teaching in a variety of subject areas in social studies
Reinforce your students' understanding of the significance of the State of the Union address using C-SPAN Classroom's resources, including a lesson plan with handouts and videos of historic State of the Union speeches delivered by presidents dating back to Harry S. Truman.
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Membership Has Benefits!
Teaching African American History With Primary Sources
February is African American History Month.
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity. Check out these resources by clicking the link below.
Summer Professional Development Opportunities
Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers, a six-day teacher professional development program focused on improving teaching about the U.S. Supreme Court. The Institute is co-sponsored by the Supreme Court Historical Society; located in Washington, D.C.
Deadline for applications is March 11, 2019!
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The Center for Civic Education has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education for a five-year series of Presidential Academies for teachers and Congressional Academies for high-need students. In the summers of 2019–2023, both Academies include a two-week institute. Participants will study constitutional history and principles following the intellectual framework of the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution curriculum.
Deadline for applications is March 1, 2019!
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National History Day Travel Grant Program through The Department of Arkansas Heritage
Why? to increase the ability of Arkansas students to participate in the National History Day National contest
Deadline: April 30, 2019
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