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Arizona Humanities

Look soon for nominations process for the 2018 Humanities Award Long-time ACSS member and social studies teacher at Cave Creek High School Barbara Hatch will be

Professional Development

2018 Arizona Council for the Social Studies Annual Fall Conference

The 2018 ACSS Conference “Setting the Standards” 2018 Conference will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Mesa Community College in Mesa Download Conference Flyer Here. Please download and share with your colleagues. The ACSS Annual Fall Conference will be a great and must-do event for Arizona’s K-12 teachers. Karen Korematsu will be the featured keynote speaker. She is

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4th Annual Teen Holocaust Forum

Monday, November 12, 2018 (Veterans Day observed – no school) 8:15 am to 12:15 pm Location: Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus 12701 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale, 85254 No Charge for this Amazing Opportunity. Each participant will receive a free T-shirt! Forum sessions to include “Lessons of the Holocaust” – “Media and Propaganda” – “Stereo-typing” – “Children of Holocaust Survivors”

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The Holocaust Narrative – a free program for teachers…

Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Scottsdale Community College – in the Turquoise Room. 9:00 a.m – 4:00 pm Special topics include “The Violins of Hope” and “Americans and the Holocaust” Special speaker: Gerda Weissmann Klein FREE MATERIALS, BREAKFAST, AND LUNCH…     Credit hours given! To Register, Send email to: Download flyer here – please distribute to your educator colleagues and

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Old Spanish Trail Association Annual Conference

The 2018 Old Spanish Trail Association Conference The 2018 National Trails Conference in Vancouver, Washington Pathways To the Future October 22-25, 2018 Join the 2018 OSTA Special Annual Membership meeting to be held Friday, October 26th at the historic Fort Vancouver, courtesy of the National Park Service at the fort.   Visit the website today for more opportunities to participate

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ADE Social Studies Resources & Opportunities

August 2017 ADE Social Studies Newsletter – ADE_August 2017 Arizona Department of Education Standards Review Process Social Studies Standards Review Want to check out the whole process and leave feedback? Excellence in Civic Engagement School Recognition Program Any Arizona public or charter school that demonstrates pervasive implementation of the six proven practices in civic learning will be designated as an “Arizona

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2019 Educators’ Conference on the Holocaust – Spring 2019 – Date TBA

The 27th Annual Educators’ Conference on the Holocaust Date TBA Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale Bureau of Jewish Education – Phoenix Details from the 2018 Conference: Keynote speaker was Jeannie Opdyke Smith, daughter of Polish rescuer, the late Irena Gut Opdyke. Irena wrote In My Hands – Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer. Irena’s story was

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Summer and Fall 2018 Series of Seminars from TAH.ORG & ADE

The Arizona Department of Education will partner again this year with to offer high quality Social Studies Professional Development at no cost to teachers.  These programs are open to all K-12 teachers. Registrants are sent a primary source documents reading packet in advance of the program, and a certificate for re-certification hours will be handed out at the end

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Spring 2019 Arizona Archaeology Expo

The 2019 Arizona Archaeology Expo Spring Date and Time TBD “ Preserving Arizona’s Heritage” Arizona’s Premier Expo for Teachers, Families, and Everybody Interested in Learning About Our Shared Heritage   One-day event only; don’t miss it! 10:00 am – 4 pm One of the exciting events taking place during 2019 Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month – For more info

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Arizona Council on Economic Education

The Arizona Council on Economic Education is an organization of Arizona educators that promote economic education from kindergarten through college. For information on upcoming events, training, and resources visit their website at The ACEE envisions a world where all school-aged children are empowered through economic and personal financial literacy to make informed and rational choices throughout their lives as

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