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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

State Board of Education Adopts New History and Social Science Standards

It is official, Arizona has new History and Social Science Standards. These standards were created by over 108 social studies educators from the across the state.  The standards are currently posted at  There will be a two year implementation timeline with full implementation required by the 2020-2021 school year.  A state wide Implementation Plan is being formulated and information will

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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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ADE Social Studies Resources & Opportunities

Social Studies Updates from the Arizona Department of Education Call for Proposals for the 6th Annual Civic Learning Conference- What’s Next in Civic Education?  Preparing Arizonans for Civic Life Deadline- February 5, 2019 Arizona State Board Approves New History and Social Science Standards. On October 22, 2018 the State Board of Education approved the History and Social Science Standards

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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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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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We the People 101: The Citizen and the Constitution

Friday, January 12, 2018 Where: Mesa Community College This Center for Civic Education curriculum provides lessons and activities for grades 4-12. The primary goal of the We the People program is to promote civic awareness and responsibility in students. By emphasizing student involvement and encouraging students to relate important concepts and principles to historical and contemporary situations, the program strengthens

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