Social Studies Updates

January 18, 2017

Textbook Review Due by January 20

Thank you to everyone who has completed the Google doc textbook review for their respective courses. If you have not had a chance to submit your feedback, please do so by Friday, January 20. Here is the link for high school, and this is the link for middle school. Thanks!

January 25 Early Release Day

Due to our recent inclement weather days, we will not be having any district PD/PLCs on the January 25 early release day. This time will, instead, be dedicated to teachers working in their schools.

NC Final Exam Released Items

The NC Department of Public Instruction has released additional items in preparation for the 2016-2017 NC Final Exams. You can find more information on the Social Studies exams, including the number of operational items by clarifying objective, here.

National Humanities Center Webinars

The National Humanities Center is continuing their webinar series this spring on compelling topics in the humanities. Supported with text recommendations and primary source collections, each session also identifies inquiry-based strategies for introducing these concepts to younger students. Topics for the Spring webinars include:

  • Islam in America: A Cultural History
  • Black Lives Matter in Historical Context
  • A History of Immigration Control
  • A History of Violence: Mexico and the United States
See this website for more information on the series!

Black History Month Programming

Please let me know if your class or school has any plans to celebrate Black History Month. I am working with community members that may be able to provide some assistance.

Let's Talk Racism Conference

we are (working to extend anti-racist education), an affiliate of Duke University’s Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, and North Carolina Central University’s School of Education invite you to join them Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM for the 2nd Annual Let's Talk Racism Conference. This year's theme is Recognizing, Resisting & Revising. This one-day conference is intended to give K-12 educators an opportunity to engage in sessions centered on the impact of systemic racism and ways of dismantling it in our schools. Dr. Bettina Love, an Associate Professor of Educational Theory & Practice at the University of Georgia, will be delivering the keynote address. For more information, visit the conference website or contact Daniel Bullock. Click here for registration.

Big image