Elementary Social Studies Advocates

April 2016

Diving into Summer

Many of you have planned your summer Professional Development activities; I'm aware of some of our advocates attending NEH and Gilder Lehrman Seminars and one who is going to Germany with the Transatlantic Outreach Program. Congratulations on your ambitious summer plans! There are also numerous opportunities for engaging PD going on in and around Austin. I hope you'll look the options over and participate in some of these offerings to make your classroom an even more engaging, learning environment.

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And in other news:


  • Statewide National History Day presentations are this Saturday, April 30, at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. This is an opportunity to see the amazing work of our middle and high school students across the state and their exhibits, papers, documentaries and websites focusing on the theme Exploration, Encounter and Exchange in History.
  • See the La Belle on view at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in a permanent exhibit featuring artifacts from the famous ship.
  • Mark your calendars for an Evening for Educators at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, Wednesday, June 22, 5-8 pm: Nature and Foodways
  • Please consider membership in the Texas Council for the Social Studies. Your $20 annual membership includes a copy of the Social Studies Texan magazine three times a year, participation in the Teacher of the Year awards, discounts for the annual conference and other opportunities in Social Studies Leadership. Membership information is here.

Nighthawks by Edward Hopper, 1942

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