Public Act No, 19-12 Concerning the Inclusion of Black and Latino Studies

The State Education Resource Center (SERC) is leading the development of the comprehensive African American/Black and Puerto Rican/Latino high school course of studies (Connecticut legislation, P.A. 19-12 Sec. 3). “SERC shall develop a black and Latino studies course. Such course shall be one credit and offered at the high school level. In developing such course, […]

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5/20 Event: 29th Annual Connecticut High School Geography Challenge

Central Connecticut State University’s Department of Geography is sponsoring the 29th Annual Connecticut High School Geography Challenge on its New Britain campus on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. This statewide, interscholastic academic team competition will focus this year on GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE and will include geographic topics such as location, place, region, movement, human / environment […]

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CCSS Receives Honors and Recognition from NCSS

News and Congratulations from the National Council for the Social Studies: Connecticut Council for the Social Studies has achieved one of our highest honors and is recognized as a Gold Star Council by the National Council for the Social Studies for its impressive achievements in 2019. We sincerely appreciate the work you do to advocate […]

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Resources from the National WWI Museum and Memorial

The National WWI Museum and Memorial (https://www.theworldwar.org/) has a number of online education resources that you and your colleagues in the Council for Social Studies might find useful: Education E-Newsletter—a monthly selection of up-to-date articles, WWI content and pedagogy curated by topic Teaching Resource Database–source for WWI lesson plans and education resources, searchable by grade […]

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Congratulations: David Bosso inducted into National Hall of Fame

Longtime Berlin teacher inducted into National Hall of Fame April 3, 2019 By Devin Leith-Yessian, Record-Journal staff  BERLIN — A longtime Berlin High School teacher was inducted into the National Teachers’ Hall of Fame for his contributions to statewide policy, mentorship of younger teachers and sharing his experiences from around the globe with students. Social studies teacher David Bosso […]

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“See It, Be It” Program

Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame’s “See It, Be It” Program expands educational opportunities for students by providing monthly classroom programs that engage students in key literacy and social studies standards while exploring the inspirational stories of inductees of Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF)If you’re interested in finding out how to bring CWHF’s year-long “See It, […]

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Civic Online Reasoning (COR)- A New Curriculum

A new curriculum: Civic Online Reasoning (COR) Students are confused about how to evaluate online information. We all are. The COR curriculum provides free lessons and assessments that help you teach students to evaluate online information that affects them, their communities, and the world. The COR curriculum was developed by the Stanford History Education Group as […]

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Free Resource: Portraits of America: Democracy on Film

Portraits of America: Democracy on Film is FREE to all teachers who register at www.storyofmovies.org. Briefly, the Film Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is the protection and restoration of film. The education outreach program challenges students to read film not simply for its narrative elements but also as historical and cultural documents.

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“Then They Came for Us” Documentary Offer for Teachers

At the 2019 NAPABA Northeast Regional/AABANY Fall Conference, the Plenary Lunch Session was a Special Screening of the award-winning documentary “Then They Came for Us,” followed by a panel discussion featuring filmmaker Abby Ginzburg and Korematsu Legal Team Lead Counsel Dale Minami, moderated by Carolyn Ikari. We thank CAPABA for organizing the panel and Fried […]

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5/20 Event: 29th Annual Connecticut High School Geography Challenge

Central Connecticut State University’s Department of Geography is sponsoring the 29th Annual Connecticut High School Geography Challenge on its New Britain campus on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. This statewide, interscholastic academic team competition will focus this year on GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE and will include geographic topics such as location, place, region, movement, human / environment […]

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