ESC Region 17 Social Studies

History Rocks!-Volume 3, Issue #4

"Once you choose hope, anything's possible."

-Christopher Reeve

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AROUND THE REGION

Spring Semester 2020 Opportunities

New to Social Studies Teaching Academy Day 2 (please join us even if you haven't attended Day 1) Session # 657178 January 21, 2020, South Conference C

https://txr17.escworks.net/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=657178


Social Studies Curriculum and Planning Day (non-tested grades)

Session # 657267 January 22, 2020, South Conference C

https://txr17.escworks.net/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=657267


Teaching the Tough 8th Grade Streamlined TEKS Day 2 presented by Law-Related Education

Session # 651157 February 4, 2020, South Conference C

https://txr17.escworks.net/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=651157


Teaching the Tough U.S. History Streamlined TEKS Day 2 presented by Law-Related Education

Session # 651167 February 5, 2020, South Conference D

https://txr17.escworks.net/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=651167


8th Grade Social Studies Success STAAR Review Day

Session # 657241 March 30, 2020, South Conference C

https://txr17.escworks.net/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=657278


High School U.S. History EOC Success Day of Review

Session # 657279 April 1, 2020, South Conference C

https://txr17.escworks.net/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=657279

AROUND THE STATE OF TEXAS

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SENATE BILL 1828 AND HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE WEEK

"SB 1828 instructs the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC) to develop or approve materials for a statewide Holocaust Remembrance Week, starting in the 2019-2020 school year. At the THGC’s suggestion, the Governor’s Office has chosen the week of January 27, 2020, as the date for Remembrance Week. (International Holocaust Remembrance Day is January 27, which is the date that Auschwitz was “liberated” by Allied troops.) Acknowledging that Texas students are best served when educators have choices in the shaping of instruction, the THGC leaves it up to individual school districts to observe Holocaust Remembrance Week by selecting from any of the items listed/linked on the THGC webpage for Holocaust Remembrance Week."


- per Texas Education Agency Social Studies Update


See the link to Senate Bill 1828.

LONE STAR LEADERSHIP ACADEMY: CALL FOR OUTSTANDING STUDENT NOMINATIONS

Per the TEA Social Studies listserv...



Lone Star Leadership Academy: Call for Outstanding Student Nominations

Education in Action offers Sunday-Friday overnight Lone Star Leadership Academy camps for outstanding Texas 4th-8th graders throughout the summer. Nominated students have the opportunity to travel to the Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin/San Antonio, or Houston/Galveston areas to join delegations of other distinguished students from across Texas for a week of fun, learning, leadership development, and visits to significant Texas destinations. Each day participants explore notable Texas sites, learn about unique careers from professionals, and work in small groups to develop specific leadership skills. All facilitators are Texas educators. Nominees must be in 4th-8th grade, maintain an 85 or higher grade average, demonstrate leadership ability, and be involved in school/community activities.

For eligibility requirements and to nominate your student(s), please visit http://educationinaction.org/nominate-leaders.

Education in Action works one-on-one with nominees interested in pursuing scholarship and financial aid. For more information, please visit: https://educationinaction.org/financial-aid

AROUND THE NATION

ICIVICS

iCivics provides resources for teaching civic education. You can create a free account and find all kinds of instructional materials.


https://www.icivics.org/

SOCIAL STUDIES RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT

JUST A LITTLE SOCIAL STUDIES SKILLS PRACTICE

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