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CCSS and CSDE present: “Teaching American Politics in 2019”

The Connecticut Council for the Social Studies and the Connecticut Department of Education are co-sponsoring an upcoming three-part webinar series on “Teaching American Politics in 2019”, which will be presented by an experienced panel of high school and university instructors. The goal of the series will be to present teachers the tools to help their students […]

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Ghosts: French Holocaust Children at Fairfield University

Ghosts: French Holocaust Children is a photographic exhibit that will be up at the Walsh Gallery at Fairfield University from January 24-March 2, 2019. It is a three-dimensional installation by the artist/photographer Robert Hirsch, using photographs of French children deported during the Holocaust. The photographs were originally gathered by the authors and Nazi hunters, Serge […]

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TEA-NCTA 2019 Summer Institute

Applications are now available for the TEA-NCTA 2019 Summer Institute, East Asia in the Early Modern World.  July 7-11, 2019. University of Colorado Boulder. What do sources from and about merchants, pirates, diplomats, missionaries, soldiers, and artists tell us about early modern East Asia? Study with scholars and specialists to consider the interconnected East Asian […]

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The 2019 Connecticut High School Geography Challenge!

Registrations are now being received for the 2019 Connecticut High School Geography Challenge, a statewide interscholastic academic team competition to be held at Central CT State University in New Britain on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. High school teams of 3–5 students in grades 9–12 will compete in map reading, modified orienteering, a problem-solving activity, and […]

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2019 NEH Teacher Institute

Slavery in The Colonial North a 2019 NEH Teacher Institute is a learning experience where teachers can explore history at a site where 23 enslaved Africans lived and worked in 1750. Social Studies and History teachers can enrich their teaching bringing this potentially difficult content to the classroom in a thoughtful and engaging manner.  Slavery […]

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CT US Census Kick-Off

Connecticut will kick-off the 2020 U.S. Census on Tuesday, December 11, 9:00 – Noon, at the offices of the Connecticut Data Collaborative, 10 Constitution Plaza, Hartford. The special program, open to the public, will feature state and Census officials highlighting the impact the Census will have on federal dollars provided to Connecticut over the next […]

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Apply now for a 2019 Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminar

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History offers rigorous Teacher Seminars for K–12 educators. Held at colleges and historic sites across the US and abroad, the weeklong workshops include daily programs with leading American historians, visits to local historic sites, and hands-on work with primary sources. These highly competitive seminars are open exclusively to participants […]

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CCSS Awards- Nominations are open!

Nominate an outstanding social studies professional: Awards_Flyer Nominations are open. Submit prior to March 1, 2019 AWARDS 2018-2019 – Read descriptions below for the following awards: Excellence in Social Studies Education (Two Awards: Grades K-8 & Grades 9-12) – Nomination Form Bruce Fraser Friend of Social Studies Award – Nomination Form CCSS Service Award – Nomination […]

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Registration for Connecticut’s Kid Governor® 2018-19 is now open!

Registration for Connecticut’s Kid Governor® 2018-19 is now open! Fifth grade teachers are invited to register their classes to participate in Connecticut’s Kid Governor®, an award-winning statewide civics program created by the Connecticut Public Affairs Network. This free, in-class civics program teaches 5th grade students about state government, voting and elections, and civic engagement through […]

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The Connecticut High School History Council

The Connecticut High School History Council (CTHSHC) is seeking student members! CTHSHC, a program of the Connecticut Public Affairs Network (CPAN), is a statewide student group conceived by Glastonbury High School seniors Christian and Justin Andreoli. It is made up of students from all around the state who share a passion for history and civics […]

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Fake News PD!

The Fairfield Museum is pleased to announce that we have received a CT Humanities grant for Professional Development and Public Programs! The grant will support programs on the topic of fake news, exploring how teachers, students, and everyday citizens can best navigate the proliferation of information that we encounter every day. We are excited to […]

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Social Studies Opportunities at CREC

CREC is offering two opportunities for Social Studies teachers and leaders this Fall. Both offerings are intended to support implementation of the state mandate to teach about the Holocaust and Genocide in our Social Studies classrooms. CREC will be hosting the free ADL program, Echoes and Reflections on Teaching the Holocaust, on 9/21. See attached […]

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