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 http://www.azed.gov/standards-practices/k-12standards/standards-social-studies/  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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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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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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iCivics Arizona – Training for Teachers

Free training for teachers at Upper Elementary, Middle and High School Levels… Promote Civic Engagement Through iCivics.org Thursday, September 28, 2017 or Tuesday, October 3, 2017 9:00 am –4:30 pm Free training at the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education iCivics Resources   iCivics Arizona is a program of the Arizona Supreme Court and the Arizona Foundation for Legal

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iCivics

The Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education offers many resources for K-12 teachers in the area of teaching law and civics to students. Law for Kids Civics/American Government Newly re-designed: OurCourts is now iCivics It has an expanded mission to include more than just the judicial branch and it is a whole new redesigned site with more games and

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