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NEW! The Yankee Post March 2014 edition (PDF)

This is edition is rich with news, updates, events, professional development opportunities etc. Be informed about what is going on in Social Studies ! Read it Now!

The Yankee Post December 2013 edition (PDF)

Inside: Dan Coughlin, President's Highlights and Learnings from the CCSS Fall Conference and NCSS Annual Conference; Editor's Corner: We're comin'Back- Social Studies Advocacy (Check out the website www.CCSSPublicAffairs.org) and Social Studies Frameworks/C3; NCSS Report from NCSS President Steve Armstrong; Articles about Evaluating Historical "Facts" (See page 4), Bringing Back Social Studies (page 7), Teaching State and Local History (page 8), Why Schools Must Talk about Trayvon Martin (page 9), History is AWOL (page11), Are Public Schools in Decline (page 12); In addition we have a number of bulletins about up-coming events and conferences (including a CCSS co- sponsored Global Hot Topics -page 12 and NERC update- page15) . thought provoking articles, professional development announcements, resources and much much more....

NEW! The Yankee Post September 2013 edition (PDF)

Inside: Dan Coughlin, President's Welcome Back Message: CCSS Conference, Editor's Corner: Social Studies Advocacy and Social Studies Frameworks/C3 Document, Message from NCSS President Steve Armstrong regarding the release of the 3-Cs; Neil Bates offers a provocative description of personalizing history (See page 7) On page 5 Robert Pondiscio challenges you to answer some of the questions on the U.S. citizenship exam; a challenging article on approaches to “reading maps” on page 9. And for the history buffs, we have a look back to the events leading up to the Schempp Case on page 4) In addition we have a number of bulletins about up-coming events and conferences. thought provoking articles, professional development announcements, resources and much much more....

The Yankee Post June 2013 edition (PDF)

Inside: John Tully, President's Farewell Message: "CCSS poised to do great things", Editors' Corner: New CCSS President and Social Studies advocacy, Message from NCSS President-Elect Steve Armstrong regarding the release of the 3-Cs; Spotlight on the CCSS Spring Social and CCSS Recognition Awards; thought provoking articles, professional development announcements, resources and much much more...

The Yankee Post March 2013 edition (PDF)

Inside: The CCSS President's message: Results of Call to Action! Editors' Corner: Announcement about the upcoming meeting with the Commissioner of Education and reflections about the heroic teachers and staff in Newtown; Message from NCSS President-Elect Steve Armstrong regarding the release of the 3-Cs: College, Career and Civic Life; Spotlight on the CCSS Spring Social and CCSS Recognition Awards; thought provoking articles, professional development announcements, resources and much much more....

The Yankee Post December 2012 edition (PDF)

Inside: The CCSS President's message, a Call to Action! CCSS Fall Conference and NCSS Annual Fall Conference recap; Message from NCSS President-Elect Steve Armstrong, thought provoking articles, professional development announcements, resources and much much more....

The Yankee Post September 2012 edition (PDF)

Inside: The CCSS President's message and CCSS Fall Conference news; update from NCSS President-Elect Steve Armstrong, thought provoking articles, professional development announcemnts, resources and much much more....

The Yankee Post June 2012 edition (PDF)

Inside: The CCSS President's message and end-of-school year summary; Editors Note about possible positive impact of Common Core State Standards on Social Studies; Secretary of State's Election Project; NERC round-up with pictures and highlights; Articles: Education Unplugged: Learning Through Conversation by Michael Roth, President, Wesleyan University; Social Studies Rewrite: Benjamin Franklin, Malcolm X Optional By Joe Dejka; CCSS and NCSS News; Call for Proposals for the CCSS Fall Conference; Call for Nomination for CCSS Awards and much much more....

The Yankee Post March 2012 edition

Inside: The CCSS President's message and important news about NERC; Editors Note about lack of progress on the Social Studies Frameworks; New York Times articles: "Hard-Working Teachers, Sabotaged When Student Test Scores Slip" By Michael Winerip and "Waiting for a School Miracle" By Diane Ravitch;Dan Gregg Receives Award; Middle School Class Chats with Students in China; Kyrgyzstan Project: Collaboration between Academic and Vocational Instructors; Article by Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. Promoting Respect for Cultural Diversity in the Classroom; NCSS Joins in Protest of Arizona School Censorship; Introduction of Rho Kappa, the National Social Studies Honor Society and much much more....

The Yankee Post, December 2011 Edition

Inside: The President's Message with information on how you can earn a $25 Amazon Gift Card and a call for social studies activism; The Editors' Note; NERC 2012 Info; NCSS Conference highlights; Reprint of the Acceptance Speech by David Bosso, CT Teacher of the Year; a NY Times excerpt commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor; History Day information; Professional Development Opportunities (including travel abroad) and much much more.... Special thanks to our editors Thomas Weinland and Dan Coughlin for assembling this informative edition!

The Yankee Post, September 2011 Edition

Inside: The President's Message with excellent Social Studies Teaching Links; The Editors' Note; NERC 2012 Info; Op-Ed article "In Honor of Teachers"; Articles from the NY Times and The Wall Street Journal’; Professional Development Opportunities and much much more....

May 2011 Edition

Inside: The President's Message; NCSS Election Results, Award Announcements, NERC 2012 info and much much more.

March 2011 Edition

Inside: The President's Message- Call to Action, Two Connecticut Teachers Up For NCSS Positions, NERC 2011 and 2012 Info, Ratings of the History Standards, Professional Development Opportunitites and much much more....

Archived editions:

December 2010 Edition

September 2010 Edition

June 2010 Edition

March 2010 Edition

The Yankee Post is provided social studies teachers to inform, challenge and update. Important and timely Social Studies topics, issues and events are included each edition. Read and enjoy.