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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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: klklett@mpsaz.org Download flyer here – please distribute to your educator colleagues and

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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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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 www.azecon.org 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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Arizona Geographic Alliance

GeoConference 2018 Arizona’s official advocate for a geographically literate society… The Arizona Geographic Alliance (AzGA) is statewide organization, a member of the National Geographic Network of Alliances for Geographic Education and an affiliate of the Arizona Council for the Social Studies. AzGA’s mission is to promote geography education and advocate for geographic literacy Registration for the conference will open in Spring

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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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