In this episode, we explore the central professional organization for the social studies, the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). We review their history and beginning, learn about definitions and purposes for social studies, take a look at key NCSS curriculum standards and frameworks, and explore related NCSS publications and resources for teachers and classrooms.
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Social Studies Education in a Multicultural Society (Elementary Education) was created by Lori T. Meier for the Fall 2020 semester as part of East Tennessee State University's Open and Affordable Course Material Awards Program.
Meier, Lori T., "Episode 1: Get to Know the NCSS" (2021). Social Studies Education in a Multicultural Society (Elementary Education). 1.